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El Alto and Aymara Mansions
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El Alto and Aymara Mansions

By HanaqPacha Travel
Recommended by 90% of travelers
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Ages 0-99, max of 12 per group
Duration:
4h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish


  • All activities
  • Driver and local transportation
  • Professional guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Departure details
  • Plaza Mayor de San Francisco, Zona 10, Av. Mariscal Sta. Cruz, La Paz, Bolivia Departure Point: Tour departs from the San Francisco square, right in front of the San Francisco Church, meeting time is 14:50 to check in with the guide. The church is right on the main Avenue Montes and the corner of Sagarnaga St. Address: Montes Avenue and Sagarnaga Street. San Francisco Church
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20316P8

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is El Alto and Aymara Mansions?
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What is the El Alto and Aymara Mansions cancellation policy?
El Alto and Aymara Mansions cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book El Alto and Aymara Mansions on Tripadvisor
Which company provides El Alto and Aymara Mansions?
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How much time do I need for El Alto and Aymara Mansions?
On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book El Alto and Aymara Mansions on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 20316P8

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

434hayleyk
434hayleyk
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Not worth it - provided basically no information
We were the only ones on the tour. The guide didn’t really speak much, and only really told us information when we
djvalues
djvalues
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A perfect afternoon.
Fernando was amazing. The tour was very informative and fun. His English was excellent, and he explained so many th
C1328TMlisah
C1328TMlisah
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Great Tour!
We had a wonderful and very interesting tour with Fernando. He is a very funny and friendly tour guide with a lot o
Penny W
Penny W
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An excellent, easy-going city tour
We had a great tour with Fernando this morning. He explains everything well and is very calm and friendly. I walk
the0charist
the0charist
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Best la paz experience
One of the most fascinating tours in latin america. The guide Fernardo gave me the best experience in la paz.
Chris_Bidis
Chris_Bidis
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La Paz Cable Tour
We had an amazing tour experience with Fernando, he is very helpful and funny providing a lot of information regard
docc267
docc267
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The best of la Paz
Fernando was absolutely amazing. We got to see La Paz from all the angles. Fernando is so friendly, professional an
Z9741VWkarolinaj
Z9741VWkarolinaj
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Amazing tour
Had an excellent tour with our guide Fernando. We were only two persons on our tour so it was kind of a private tou
33ambers
33ambers
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Great tour
City and cable car tour was great! Tour guide is very knowledgeable about the history of La Paz and Bolivia
Hao D
Hao D
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Informative tour
Very informative tour that provides a good overview of La Paz. Fernando is an awesome guide! Highly recommended to
shaunism
shaunism
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Interesting, low-impact way to see La Paz
Probably my favourite city tour ever. Our guide, Fernando, was engaging and fun, and seeing the city using La Paz'
AmyGreatorex
AmyGreatorex
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Great way to see La Paz
Really enjoyed my cable car tour of La Paz. My guide, Claudia, was very knowledgeable and passionate about La Paz.
P1692FLevanc
P1692FLevanc
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A walk with Juan in La Paz
Juan, our guide was really interesting and sympathic ! It’s a nice way to see a huge part of the city with its hist
Jean K
Jean K
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Awesome cable car ride
Fernando is a great guide. Why? Because he knows everything about La Paz and has a great sense of humour :) Finishi
239darrend
239darrend
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Excellent tour
The cable car tour with Juan was really good. He is very knowledgeable and speaks excellent English. The visit to E
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Maude W
2 contributions
Family
Fernando was a great guide. He was very knowledgeable about his city and the history/culture of Aymara and the artworks. He was careful to make sure we were comfortable and moving at a good pace on the tour. I recommend this tour to get a sense of El Alto and the Altiplano beyond the La Paz city limits. 5 stars!
Written September 5, 2022
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CN_Salek
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Friends
Fernando was AMAZING. So nice, tons of info, and bi-lingual (spanish/english) if you need it. There were three of us in my group, and we were the only ones on the tour. My husband and brother-in-law both speak spanish, and I’m learning, so the tour was primarily in spanish, but he could tell if/when I didn’t understand something and would stop to explain.

We got an amazing experience of the teleferico. Lots of great little facts and just riding over top of the city was incredible. We road over mercados, soccer games, the cemetery. It was really beautiful.

Really enjoyed every stop of the trip in El Alto. We went to areas that we’ve never explored on our own and you really get to see parts of El Alto/La Paz that are not touristy at all. We were able to go in to a cholet right as a wedding was starting. We didn’t stay long, but it was so cool to experience.

Coming back to in to La Paz, Fernando was so nice to show us good places to purchase various items like hard to find movies or Api (a typical la paz drink)
Written May 24, 2018
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Sheryl S
Boulder, CO95 contributions
I thoroughly enjoyed my El Alto & Aymara Mansions tour w/Juan. He has a personal interest in the architecture and has visited most of the city's cholets out of his own interest, and his English was impeccable. I had read an article in National Geographic and was thrilled to be able to visit these unique buildings. The highlight of the tour was a visit to the Condominio Wiphala, a public housing project with artwork designed by Mamani Mamani. These were a visual feast - bright colors representing various elements of Aymara culture. This was a truly enjoyable and fitting way to end my trip to Bolivia.
Written October 20, 2019
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Dirk S
7 contributions
Solo
This was one of the best day tour I have ever taken. First of all, the guide was outstanding. Super nice guy and he really was able to explain the culture. There were long teleferico rides over El Alto, which were spectacular. Everything was incredibly well organized and interesting. This tour gives you an idea about the culture of El Alto, and it really is unique. For me, this was the highlight of a 4 day visit to La Paz.
Written September 28, 2019
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Tom O
London, UK28 contributions
We booked the Cholets tour very last minute after seeing it advertised on a poster where we were having lunch on Calle Jaén. Our guide, Mariana, was fantastic - she told us she was a tourism student on a placement at the agency, and we were so impressed with her knowledge of La Paz, Aymara culture, Bolivian politics and much more besides - she had an answer for all our questions! The tour was great, starting with a spectacular cable car up to El Alto then a visit to the Wiphala project and two very different cholets. We were able to see a side of the city that we probably wouldn’t have been brave enough to visit on our own, and we learnt a lot - highly recommended if you’re interested in indigenous culture and architecture in Bolivia!
Written November 26, 2018
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Anna W
2 contributions
This is an excellent tour and a wonderful way to get a flavour of El Alto and to see some of the incredibly opulent cholets and mansions. Highly recommend. Excellent guide with real local knowledge.
Written March 27, 2022
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MarkTasker
Copenhagen, Denmark7 contributions
1. The Trip Advisor guarantee on cheapest prices is rubbish. It is cheaper to book and pay with the company direct (20% cheaper in fact)
2. The tour was advertised for 4 hours, when in fact it took 3.
3. The guide (Franklin) was excellent - he spoke a bit fast which meant that some of the group could not keep up, but he knows his stuff. He was supper helpful on logistics too.
4. The buildings we visited are fascinating as a reflection of culture - it is not my favourite achitecture, but interesting none the less.
Written October 6, 2019
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MayaHPTRAVEL
Thanks for the review. Would like to know why 3 Stars????? What can we do better to earn 5 next time. Thanks Maya
Written October 7, 2019
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Michael P
1 contribution
Friends
Ruben was a fantastic guide - his range of knowledge was truly impressive. We had such a fun day touring the amazing Cholets of El Alto city, and he continued to be a helpful contact for the remainder of our stay in La Paz. Thank you!!
Written November 22, 2018
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Matt Reynolds
1 contribution
Friends
There's a lot of experiences that get promoted time and time again in tourist guidebooks about La Paz and Bolivia: The Death Road biking tour, Tiawanaku, The Witches Market, etc. But one of the region's most unique and fascinating features is hardly ever discussed, and that is the abundance of candy-colored Aymaran Mansions (or "Cholets" as they've come to be known) that pepper the city of El Alto. One can be found on almost any street in the city, but the best way to see the most elaborate exteriors and interiors is to go on this expertly curated tour.

Our guide, Ruben, was an incredible wealth of local knowledge that contextualized this regional phenomenon in local history, lore, politics, and culture. Ruben was also very generous with ancillary advice about traversing the city in the safest and most fulfilling ways possible. A very friendly guy who I wished was around to answer my questions for the whole duration of my stay in La Paz!

You won't regret this introduction to a brilliant new style of architecture!
Written November 21, 2018
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El Alto and Aymara Mansions | La Paz, Bolivia