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La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market

  • Cover top La Paz highlights: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and more
  • Experience local flavors in a colorful market
  • Features high-altitude views, shopping, and a traditional shaman
La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market
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La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market
From US$ 45.00
See La Paz highlights on a half-day, small-group walking tour that includes San Pedro Prison neighborhood, the Witches’ Market, and the La Paz hills. Learn about local culture and history, try some traditional Andean snacks, and discover Aymara spiritualism—all while getting oriented in Bolivia’s sprawling capital city, which can be overwhelming for first-time visitors. Group size is capped at 12 travelers to ensure a more personalized experience.
What to Expect
Meet a guide at Plaza Murillo, where you start the tour with a light snack as you take in the plaza’s colonial-era architecture. Set out on foot toward San Pedro Prison, a self-contained community whose inmates live and work with their families.

See the exterior of the enormous prison and then duck into a local market to try some fresh fruit. Learn to navigate La Paz’ public transport on a trip high into the hills, where you can snap panoramic photos of the enormous city.

From there, descend to the Witches’ Market, a center for Aymara healers and spiritualists; if desired, you can pay to have your fortune told by an Aymara shaman. Make a final stop at a local household goods market before finishing the tour back at Plaza Murillo, close to top La Paz attractions.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 7 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile
Fascinating La Paz

Steph (our guide) and us have done so much within the half day. We tasted local Salteña, visited local markets where they sell dehydrated potatoes, women polleras & hats, and the black/white witches and offerings; and of course the La Paz prison. Highly recommended this...More

Thank Germmy
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile
Knowledgeable guide, good oversight of the city

Took part in this tour this morning and enjoyed Steph’s knowledge of her city and her openness for discussion or questions. Gave us a good oversight of the city, included ride on local transport as well as one of the cable cars. Definitely good use...More

Thank HappybeeScotland
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile
Great walking tour!

Steph (my guide) and I explored la Paz on this great walking tour today. We discussed the political, cultural and culinary aspects of Bolivia - visited markets, ate exotic fruits and experienced the Witches doing their thing in El Alto. Very recommendable tour!

Thank maggiemadsen
Reviewed 17 February 2018
Steph was awesome

I really enjoyed this tour and Steph was an amazing guide. We spent a great few hours just walking around La Paz, interacting with people at the markets, and seeing some beautiful and interesting sights. I learned so much about Bolivia and its people from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mustafa H
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile
Simply great

It was awesome, we visited the main attractions of the old city and “El Alto”. We get some places out of the normal routes, it was an opportunity to look into. The guide knew everything about the places, the customs and a lot of stories...More

Thank 447juanmanuels
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