La Paz Mini Trip
Welcome to La Paz! Here you'll feel highs and lows in their literal sense as throughout this city, there is a difference in 1000 m of altitude from its highest to lowest point. La Paz is also a great cultural center as there is a great mix of old and new. The indigenous people to this region still maintain a traditional Andean culture from Incan roots, while coexisting with newer immigrants from Spain and other parts of Europe. You'll see the stunning juxtaposition through the architecture as well as the colonial streets are home to modern skyscrapers as well as traditional stalls and boutiques. Get infected by the lively atmosphere as you explore La Paz!
Enjoy the view from the world's highest airport, located over 4000 metres above sea level! Spot the basin and city center before meeting a SC Travel employee who will accompany you there, to your accommodation. After checking in, you can spend the day as you please. Feel free to rest, but be sure to get out and explore the town as well. There's so much waiting to be discovered. We recommend a stroll along Sagárnaga, a popular street in La Paz, lined-full with shops, cafes and restaurants. Also nearby is the Witches Market, another popular spot to see. Experience many 'supernatural' Andean customs originating from the Incan era. And of course, don't miss all the landmarks: the cathedral, government palace, national congress and more.
3* Hotel (Classic) / 4* Hotel (Comfort)
Embark on a journey of mystery and ruins! Today you'll explore the ancient grounds of Tiahuanaco, about 70 kilometers from La Paz. Its origins still remain an enigma with so many circulating hypotheses. These ruins are one of the most important archaeological treasures of Bolivia as they are the oldest remainds of the Andean cultures, making this a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our first destination after a 90 minute ride is the "Museo Regional de Tiwanaku" with an impressive collection of archaeological stones, ceramic pieces and human bones. Hopefully this has sparked some curiousity in you, because you will be visiting an archaological site directly after with your guide. Immerse yourself with the history of this village, dated between 2000-1500 BC. Admire the mighty temples and buildings, such as the world famous Sun Gate. Enjoy a typical lunch of the region before returning back to the hotel in La Paz.
3* Hotel (Classic) / 4* Hotel (Comfort) Breakfast & Lunch
Today you'll leave La Paz, though we would be happy to arrange for you to extend your stay. Feel free to take advantage of our Optional Offers and see more of this beautiful city. Otherwise, you can explore nearby Potosi or simply return back home. No matter your decision, we wish you a pleasant journey!
- 2 nights in hotels with breakfast
- Transfer from airport to accommodation
- Tiahuanaco day trip with English-speaking guide (including transfers and lunch)
- Other meals and drinks (2 dinners)
- Tips and Gratuities
Roadtrip: Death Road
Up for a challenge? Then tackle the Death Road! This road is named for its dangerous path. It's only 3 metres wide on some places, without guardrails, and some parts are unpaved. With our minibuses, ride up more than 4,600 metres to La Cumbre, where we start our bike tour. The descent to Santa Barbara is 1,180 metres which we will cover by bike and bus. Even if you are an experienced cyclist, this will test your limits. But it's all worth it. Enjoy spectacular views of beautiful landscapes with snowy mountains and green nature. And once it's over, you can proudly sall yourself a Death Road survivor.
Duration: 11 hours, including 5 hours on the bike; Price on request
Includes: transfer, helmet, bike clothing, snacks and lunch, showers and swimming pool access and souvenir CD (pictures and videos)
Does not include: admission to the Parque de Ciclistas
La Paz City Tour
If you want to know the stories and history behind the monuments you've stumbled upon throughout La Paz, you can do so through this guided tour. Highlighted is the baroque church of San Francisco, the cathedral, the elegant government palace and the national congress.
Price on request
Includes: English speaking guide
Duration: about 4 hours