La Paz, Bolivia
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From La Paz: Titicaca, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol Day-Trip

1. From La Paz: Titicaca, Copacabana, and Isla del Sol Day-Trip

Depart from La Paz on a fully guided day-trip that sails on Titicaca Lake and visits Copacabana and Yumani as well as Isla del Sol. Enjoy a tasty lunch and discover the famous Inca Steps and the Inca Fountain. Leave La Paz at around 7 am and after approximately 3 hours you will arrive at Tiquina, the narrowest part of the Lake Titicaca. Cross to the other side by boat and continue the trip on a 30-minute bus ride to the town of Copacabana. Once there, have lunch and then head towards the shore to catch a boat to the Isla del Sol, where you will see the Inca steps and the Inca fountain, also known as the youth fountain.  This Inca fountain represents the 3 pillars of the Aymara Culture, Ama Sua, Ama Llulla, and Ama Quella, which mean, you shall not steal, shall not lie, and shall not be lazy. Afterward, visit the town of Yumani and then start heading back to the port to catch the boat back to Copacabana. Once in Copacabana, explore the church, main square, and the crafts market. By 6 PM you will catch the bus back to La Paz, where you should arrive back in the city by 10 PM.

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La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

2. La Paz: Mountain Bike Down the World's Most Dangerous Road

The dramatic and scenic “World’s Most Dangerous Road”, locally known as “Death Road”, “Camino de la Muerte” is a must-do adventure activity in South America. Your highly-trained English-speaking guides and mechanics will give you all the assistance you need to get down safely, comfortably, and with amazing time. Your guides have been riding this road for over 20 years, and know how to get it done with utmost safety and security. Drive up from La Paz, Bolivia, and begin biking at wind-swept La Cumbre at 4700 meters altitude. At this height, you’ll get fantastic views of a number of snow-covered peaks. From here, descend rapidly down a twisting asphalt road among mountain peaks, grazing llamas, alpacas, and tiny villages. Stop for refreshments, photos, and rests along the way, all the better to give you time to take in the scenery: towering cliff faces, dramatic drops and even greener vegetation. This will give you time to prepare yourself for the next breath-taking section of the ride. Descend even further, and after a brief undulating section of the road, you’ll enter the jungle itself and the most challenging part of the ride. This infamous narrow dirt road is cut precariously into the side of the mountain and descends 2000 meters in altitude. Ride on through mist, low cloud, and dust. As the end gets near, it gets progressively hotter and dustier. By the time you arrive at the bottom in Yolosa, you’ll be hot, dirty, and exhilarated, having conquered Death Road with no fear. Just around the corner, you’ll visit La Senda Verde Animal Refuge to enjoy a buffet lunch and take in the magnificent scenery and the animals of the Yungas. While there, have the chance to see some of the region's native animals, including hundreds of monkeys, an Andean spectacled bear, capibara, birds, and so much more. Your visit helps the refuge maintain their incredible work rescuing animals from the black market. Many happy riders have said this was the best experience of their trip to Bolivia. Even if you don’t have a lot of experience, your guides, bike, and coaching will get you down safely and feeling amazing for having done it. There’s truly no downhill ride like this in the world.

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La Paz: Tiwanaku Archeological Site Full-Day Tour

3. La Paz: Tiwanaku Archeological Site Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your hotel in central La Paz at around 7:30 AM, you'll head to Tiwanaku to explore the most important archaeological site in Bolivia.  Located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, the city of Tiwanaku, also spelled Tiahuanaco, was the capital of a powerful pre-Incan civilization that dominated the Andean region between 500 AD and 900 AD. Arriving later, the Incas regarded Tiwanaku as the site where their god Viracocha rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca. With your guide, you'll explore this monumental site that includes several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, and mysterious rock carvings of alien-like faces. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to La Paz. 

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From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats Luxury Tour

4. From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats Luxury Tour

Following pick-up from your La Paz hotel in the morning, transfer to El Alto Airport to catch the 45-minute flight to Uyuni. Get amazing views of La Paz before landing at Uyuni Airport, where an English-speaking guide and private driver will meet your off your flight. Enjoy a delicious American-style buffet breakfast in one of the area's most popular cafés. Go to the amazing train cemetery to see where old trains are laid to rest. Then, learn how salt is processed at the small town of Colchani and enter the Uyuni Salt Flats to be amazed by the salt fields.  Head to Incahuasi Island to see giant cacti and rock formations before a delicious local lunch. Learn about the region from your guide. Continue to the foot of Tunupa Volcano to get stunning views of the Andes landscape and look for native animals such as llamas and vicuñas. Return to the salt flats for a sunset toast, and then drive back to the airport for your return flight to La Paz. Get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

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From La Paz: Huayna Potosí 2-Day Climbing Trip

5. From La Paz: Huayna Potosí 2-Day Climbing Trip

Day 1: La Paz - Paso Zongo - High Camp Drive for around 1.5 hours from La Paz to Paso Zongo, going up from 3,600 to 4,700 meters. Once at Paso Zongo, have lunch in one of the refuges before starting the 3 to 4-hour trek up to high camp. Walk up on a well-used path on rock to high camp, which sits on a rock buttress at the base of the glacier, at an altitude of 5150 meters. Get your gear ready for the early start the next morning. You will also have time to rest, eat dinner, and rehydrate. Turn in for an early night in the refugio. Day 2: High Camp - Summit - High camp - La Paz Get up early for a long day of adventure with 9-13 hours of climbing. Wrapped up warm, equipped for climbing, and with your crampons on, you’re ready to go.  Follow a trail on the glacier and conquer two steep sections. You will first encounter one at around 5,600 meters, called the Pala Chica. Here the trail goes through a small ice and snow wall (about 10 meters high). After this part, keep following the trail on the glacier up to 6,000 meters. From here you will see the summit (6,088 meters). Experience the thrill of climbing along the last section to the summit on an exposed ridge. At the summit, you will be able to see from Illimani (6,439 meters) in the south to Illampu (6,368 meters) in the north. After your photoshoot on top, head back down the same way to High Camp. Have a short rest and pack your gear. Then, head back down to base camp to meet your transportation for an approximately 1-hour drive back to La Paz. Get dropped back off at the original meeting point in La Paz.

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From La Paz: Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca One-Day Tour

6. From La Paz: Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca One-Day Tour

Enjoy a visit to the ruins of Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca in a single day accompanied by a local guide. Start with pickup from your hotel in La Paz at 8:00 AM to go to the town of Tiwanaku, where mysterious ruins of the Inca Empire are located. Hear about the mysteries of the Monolith, and learn about Incan culture from your guide. See the "Puerta del Sol", the "Puerta de la Luna", the "Temple of Kalasasaya." Visit the Archaeological Museum in Tiwanaku, where you can see an array of Incan artifacts. Afterwards, stop for a local lunch in the village.  After lunch, continue to Huatajata, a town located on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Meet people who build "totora boats" and experience a ride on one of these vessels through the waters of the lake. Take the opportunity to snap photos of the natural beauty of the area. Return to La Paz at approximately 4:00 PM

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From Puno to La Paz: Copacabana and Isla del Sol Boat Tour

7. From Puno to La Paz: Copacabana and Isla del Sol Boat Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Puno at 6:30 AM for a quick transfer to the city bus station. Travel by road alongside Lake Titicaca towards the Bolivian side of the border until your reach Copacabana, admiring stunning shoreline views over quintessential Altiplano landscapes.  Make a brief visit to the beautiful Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana before boarding a catamaran to begin your cruise to Sun Island, the cradle of the Inca Empire. Once at this legendary island, visit the Inca palace at Pilko Kaina, followed by the Inca Garden located on top of the Island. Continue to explore Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction in Bolivia, that includes the underground Museum of Ekako, various centers of traditional medicine, Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama Agricultural Inca Terraces, a craft center, the Intica lounge, and a vast array of Andean camelids in the Manco Capac lookout. While at the complex, you can take an optional sailing experience on a huge traditional Titicaca vessel and admire panoramic views of the Pilko Kaina Inca palace. Afterwards, board the catamaran once more and continue on to Copacabana while enjoying the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca. Finally, board the bus and get dropped off in La Paz at around 7:30 PM.

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La Paz: 6-Day Private Best-of-Bolivia Tour with Flights

8. La Paz: 6-Day Private Best-of-Bolivia Tour with Flights

Day 1: Your tour begins with pickup from the airport (according to your itinerary of arrival). In the afternoon, your guide will pick you up up to carry out a city tour through the urban city of La Paz. You will visit Plaza Murillo, Palacio Presidencial, and Moon Valley, before taking a cable car ride. At the end of the service, your guide leave you at the Hotel Rosario to enjoy your dinner and rest. Day 2: Following breakfast, you will take a flight to Sucre. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by your guide. Following that, explore the city of Sucre through a walk and visit the colonial streets of Sucre, La Recoleta, Parque Cretacico, and others. Day 3: Your second day will begin as you depart from Sucre in your private vehicle with your guide. From there, venture to Potosi and visit the mines, after which you will go to Uyuni. Following 4 hours of travel, you will spend the night in the Salt Hotel. Day 4: Your tour begins at 10:00AM, as you visit the cemetery of trains, the majestic Salar de Uyuni, and Incahuasi Island. Your tour eventually finishes at the Uyuni Airport from where you will take a flight back to La Paz. Upon arrival, your guide will transfer you to Hotel Gloria where you can rest. Day 5: Your private guide will pick you up at 7:30AM to take you to discover the famous Lake Titicaca, located in Copacabana. Whilst out at this famous lake, you can visit the floating islands: Moon Island and Sun Island. Following the lake, you will return to La Paz in a private vehicle. You will then overnight once more at Hotel Gloria. Day 6: On the final day of the tour, your guide will lead you to Tihuanacu where you will visit the archeological ruins. Whilst at these ruins, which are located about 3 hours from La Paz, you you will learn everything about this remarkable site as you visit the ruins of the Door of the Sun, Puma Punku, and the Monoliths. Upon returning to La Paz, your tour will conclude with drop-off at your place of preference.

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Private City Tour of La Paz

9. Private City Tour of La Paz

Take a private tour with your bilingual guide of La Paz. The most spectacular views await at the Killi Killi viewpoint, with 360-degree panoramas over the city from the height of 3,700 masl. Enjoy the cable car ride to get there then take some amazing photos. You will also visit the famous Market of the Witches, where you will learn about typical Andean rituals. Shop for handmade crafts at the artisanal market, perfect for souvenirs of your trip. Visit the Church of San Francisco, and see the colonial architecture and Baroque decoration and paintings inside. Stroll around the well-known La Calle Jaen street, to admire more colonial architecture and find out about the history of the city as well as the museums located there. See the Prison of San Pedro from the outside, before concluding the tour.

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La Paz: Andes Mountain Range Trekking Experience

10. La Paz: Andes Mountain Range Trekking Experience

Your experience kicks off from San Pedro Square at 8:00AM. From there, depart for the summit, which is located about an hour away from La Paz. Upon your arrival to the summit, your first stop is to the Estrellani Lagoon - 4,600 meters above sea level. Following a small break, begin your walk whilst contemplating the landscape of the mountain range along the way. As you travel, encounter high-Andean flora and fauna as you make your way to the Patalarama Lagoon and the new Pampalarama Dam. By approximately noon you reach the highest point of 4,938 meters, passing by the snowy Charquini along the way. Whilst in Charquini, enjoy an outdoor lunch before making your way back to La Paz. Your tour later concludes with your arrival back to the city at approximately 4:00PM.

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What people are saying about La Paz, Bolivia

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Simply sensational!! For those who like it, it's a super ride, liberating, super cultural, rich in stories and knowledge. In addition to the Guide who took us to be super knowledgeable about everything and told us about all points from leaving the hotel to returning to the hotel. My husband and I loved it and we highly recommend it!

Amazing day with fabulous guides!

We had the most amazing day! Very well organised, helpful and knowledgeable guides. We felt safe and looked after. The gear was all good quality. Really enjoyed lunch at the animal sanctuary. Nate and Garry- thanks guys, you were awesome! =)

It was a highly professional and a good trip. Since there were no other travelers, it was kind of a private tour and I was very satisfied by it. The guide Álvaro is very knowledgeable and helped me to take nice photos. Thanks!

Driver and tour guide went out of their way !

Tour Guide and driver went out of their way to make sure we had an excellent tour. Allowing us to do minor things that were important to our individual likes!

It was very professional and everything was well organized. we had great fun.