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Tired of the same boring City Tours???? Come check out our Walking City Tour, learn about the people, culture, customs, traditions and all the hidden secrets of our beautiful and wonderful La Paz!!!! Tour takes about 3 hours and costs 20 Bs.!!!! We meet in front of the San Francisco Church everyday at 10 am and 3 pm!!! Look for our guide with the logo of our company!!!!!
La Paz, Bolivia

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Carina B
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
On our first day in La Paz we decided to do a 3 hours walking + cable car tour with Fernando to get a good overview of the city. I can say it was great and that is thanks to Fernando who is an amazing guide! He explains everything simultaneously in Spanish and English (which was impressive) and we learned so much about the culture and history of La Paz. Thanks to him we also got the chance to go up to El Alto with the cable car which is usually not recommended for tourists to do on their own. We asked sooo many questions and he answered all of them. You could tell he is doing his job with passion. I can just recommend it to everyone who is visiting La Paz!
Written November 23, 2022
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Zeke
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Jan 2020
What a pleasant and very informative two hour tour of the La Paz's gondola system. Our guide was Jorge, a very amiable and knowledgeable guide who pointed out a number of interesting sites along the streets and from high above the city. Had my wife and I more than one day in La Paz, we would have signed up for other HanaPacha tours based on what we experienced with Jorge. He speaks fluent English and Spanish and come to find out, he lived for a while only several miles from us in Virginia. Thank you., Jorge. We highly recommend!!!!!!
Written March 24, 2020
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RHEE369
5 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
To be honest, I didn't know what I had signed up for when I booked this tour. It was more to spend the day in La Paz where I would arrive overnight from Uyuni and depart in the early hours the following day.
I had heard of the Valley de la Luna but had not paid much attention to the first part, 'Chacaltaya'. Boy was I in for a surprise. The minibus ride to the foot of Chacaltaya was a bumpy, twisty ride up bendy, single lane track snaking along the mountainside. The views got increasingly spectacular along with dizziness as the altitude grew unhindered.
Once we got to the lodge (which, I believe was the ski resort long time ago), the guide (a feisty, engaging lady) explained that our trek up to the top of Chacaltaya and down would take around 1 hour and 20 minutes. The climb up seemed benign enough from the bottom as there were no sheer cliffs to climb with the aid of complex equipment.
The apparent straightforwardness of the climb was an illusion. Although the path was easy enough, the gusty wind which sometimes blew to storm level made even standing up straight an impossibility, even for a guy with a bulky frame like myself. I had to repeatedly stop and crouch until the wind died down before resuming my climb.
Half way up, there came a point where I thought I could not carry on. I had arrived in La Paz only 5 days ago, went on a 2 day/3 night tour of Uyuni with return overnight bus rides there and back, and was not exactly feeling strong and well rested. I protested to the guide that further climb would be an impossibility to which she replied that the trick was to keep an open mind. This was an inspiring choice of words for me. It gave me renewed will power to resume my climb and, one step at a time, I made my way up, until the summit was reached!
The panoramic views were spectacular, for a want of a better word. In fact, no human words or expressions can fully convey the magnificence, grandeur, majesty, wonder and beauty of the far reaching views.
This part of the tour was in itself well worth several times the price paid. It was an uplifting experience of a lifetime.
The visit to 'Valley of the Moon' which is on the other side of La Paz was also interesting with strange, 'moon-like' rock formations a wonder to behold and walk through. I had not expected an enclosed 'park-like' set up but rather an open space but the park was well laid out and thoughtfully designed for visitors to experience the landscape. Interesting fact is that this place got its name from Neil Armstrong who visited a year after his landing on the moon and mentioned that the landscape resembled what he had seen on the Moon.
Overall, this is a tour I would strongly recommend to anyone visiting La Paz but go with an open mind and be prepared for very strong winds but, more than anything, go expecting an experience of a lifetime!
Written May 12, 2019
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Frederik T.
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Yes, you get some nice views over La Paz, but the tour is definitely overpriced. The agency says that the tour costs something because they are not allowed to offer free tours anymore. However, that price is too much. The ticket for all 5 cable cars you take is 10 bolivianos, which is a bit more than 1€. The information you get from the tour guide is easily and fastly available in the internet. Further, the visit on the witches-market in El Alto is more a "here it is" visit. You are not walking over it.
All in all, you should do the tour by your own.
Written January 26, 2019
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Kamal B
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
The tour is a good value for the money. But our guide Jordi was not as good as the guide we were supposed to have ( I forgot his name, but he spoke perfect English and seemed very knowledgable) overall I learnt some about the country, culture and the city.
Written January 13, 2019
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Garrett H
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Jul 2018 • Friends
We had an amazing time with Franklin on this tour. He was a lot of fun and kept us laughing from the minute we got on the tour! Very knowledgeable as well. Overall, the tour was excellent. The lake is beautiful and definitely worth the cost of the tour, especially since it is so cheap! The boat ride across the lake and island were beautiful. Definitely would recommend this tour to anyone looking for a fun day activity while in La Paz. Maya was great to work with when booking the trip as well. We are using HanaqPacha Travel to book a trip to the Salt Flats this coming weekend and another trip the weekend after!
Written July 11, 2018
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Similtiades
Riga, Latvia3,576 contributions
On our first day in La Paz; in the absence of a free walking tour, my girlfriend discovered this option available as a way to see some of the city. We had planned on simply riding the cable cars for a bit anyway, and figured that this would be a better way to do it with a group of fellow travellers and a local guide to explain some of the sights and history to us as well. Plus: the cost of the tour was only a little more than the cost of the rides would have been anyway, and rides are included in the tour.

The small group of around eight of us departed from the centre on time to take a minivan up to the train station. It's a bit bizarre that they meet by the cathedral instead of just at the station, but it was not much of a problem and the guide, who I believe was called Daniel (could be wrong) filled us in on how the tour would work and how La Paz public transport operates in general. It was a neat ride up the mountain to El Alto, right over the general cemetery, before a little walk around the centre of the other city and the witches market.

Otherwise, much of the rest of the tour was spent going along most of the lines from start to finish, with Daniel explaining to us all of the views, sights, and histories of La Paz and Bolivia in a friendly and informative manner. We finished halfway up the hill from where we started, which worked out well for us as we were only a few blocks from our hostel. It's worth visiting the company store, where the tour ends, anyway: they have a wealth of other activities, information, and trip ideas to browse through.

Sure, you could just ride the cars yourself and save maybe a dollar or two, but this was is far more informative and the group was a lot of fun. A good find for us, and definitely worth the money.
Written February 13, 2020
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mialinge
Lund, Sweden4 contributions
We did this walking tour with the guide Maria, she was very good at explaining and knew the city inside and out. It was a great way to get to know the city and learn more about history, religion and politics. I really recommend this tour!
Written February 11, 2020
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Raynorlaura
Darwin, Australia24 contributions
We had luciana for our waking tour she was great. So helpful and full of knowledge. Felt super safe too.
Written December 6, 2019
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Charlotte K
New York City, NY234 contributions
Sep 2019
Our guide Joel was really patient, spoke good english, and shared many interesting tidbits about the two sights throughout the day. We did not feel rushed at all. Drive was in a minivan that was adequate for the small group of 5, excluding driver and guide. Pick up was efficient and on time (leave around 8 am, return around 4pm on a sunday, may be later on weekdays).

The tour itself was great, covering two very different but scenic sights, first at the top of a mountain peak at 5375M above sea level, then at one of the lowest points in La Paz, over 2000M lower. Both places have unique views and beauty.

Tips: 1)Some walking at high altitudes required so best to be well-acclimatized before attempting. 2)Bring a jacket as it can get windy on the mountain. 3)There is no lunch stop but there is an opportunity to buy snacks at the start of the drive (or prepare ahead and bring your own). 4)Wear shoes with good grip. 5) when comparing tour vendors, consider that this particular tour I did included the entrance fees for both attractions (check the fine print).

Overall I would recommend this activity. Well worth the time and costs.
Written September 27, 2019
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