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Plaza Murillo Tours

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Plaza Murillo
La Paz’s Plaza Murillo is a pigeon-filled public square steeped in history, conquest, conflict, and tragedy. Surrounded by imposing buildings such as the Presidential Palace, the La Paz Cathedral, and the National Congress of Bolivia, many of the country’s most notable political events have taken place on the large, open square.

The Basics

Plaza Murillo is considered to be one of the finer places in La Paz for people-watching and socializing. Founded in 1558 by Spanish settlers, it’s now named for Don Pedro Domingo Murillo, a leader of the 1809 revolution against Spanish occupation who was eventually hanged in the plaza. A large monument to Murillo, revered to this day as a leader of Bolivian independence, sits in the center of the square.

Visit Plaza Murillo independently or as part of a La Paz sightseeing tour. Tours typically include stops at the city’s major attractions, such as the Witches Market (Mercado de Las Brujas) and infamous San Pedro Prison (Penal de San Pedro). There are popular food and market tours as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Plaza Murillo is a must for all first-time visitors to La Paz.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and tote a jacket or sweater.
  • The high altitude can be a problem for visitors, so take it easy until you’re properly acclimated.
  • Be mindful of your belongings and surroundings, especially at night.

How to Get There

There are several ways to reach Plaza Murillo, located in the city center. Most visitors arrive as part of a La Paz sightseeing tour or on foot, though walking can be strenuous due to the high altitude and steep hills. Alternatively you can take a colectivo (trufi) or hire a taxi.

When to Get There
As with much of La Paz, Plaza Murillo is almost always crowded. It’s especially busy during holidays and cultural celebrations, and is often the site of political events and protests. The best time to visit is May to October, Bolivia’s winter dry season.

Plaza Murillo Attractions
Plaza Murillo is surrounded by some of La Paz’s most important buildings. On one side of the square is the La Paz Cathedral (Catedral Basílica Menor de Nuestra Señora de la Paz). Next door to the cathedral is the Presidential Palace (Palacio Quemado) and official residence of the president of Bolivia. Facing the cathedral is the National Museum of Art (Museo Nacional de Arte), and across from the Presidential Palace is the National Congress of Bolivia (Palacio del Congreso Nacional).
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La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets

La Paz City Walking Tour Including Historical Streets

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Get a comprehensive introduction to La Paz on this city sightseeing tour. This walking tour has morning or afternoon departure times and includes a traditional Bolivian drink at its conclusion.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.00
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La Paz City Walking Tour

La Paz City Walking Tour

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Discover the cultural treasures of Bolivia’s capital city on a walking tour of La Paz. Alongside your guide, learn of the legends and history of the unique city as you visit prominent monuments. Admire the regal façade of the Presidential Palace, absorb the charm of San Francisco Church and marvel at La Paz Cathedral. Browse the bizarre products of the Witches Market and learn of the infamous San Pedro prison in San Pedro Square. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.00
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US$5.00

Virtual City Tour - La Paz

Virtual City Tour - La Paz

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You´ll be taken through the streets of La Paz through my shared google maps screen. "Walk" along the same streets and landmarks as you would on an actual walking tour and with complimentary powerpoint slides the tour will feel just as, if not, more interactive than an in-person experience. From the comfort of your home and without having to worry about altitude sickness you´ll get all the fascinating information on the culture, history and traditions while simultaneously viewing close-ups of the offerings at the witches market, photographs of the inside of San pedro Prison or seeing what our president in 1864 looked like before he went crazy. Don´t let the lockdown impede you from experiencing the city in the clouds.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$5.00
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US$5.00

Walking City Tour La Paz + Cable Cars + Valle de Luna

Walking City Tour La Paz + Cable Cars + Valle de Luna

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Personalised tour with an expert guide. You will not feel excluded if you're in a large group. You will learn, experience and gain knowledge about the city of La Paz. This is a unique tour that you will want to experience!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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US$51.29

Private City Tour La Paz-Bolivia

Private City Tour La Paz-Bolivia

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Cover La Paz highlights on a full-day, private tour that includes the historic center, cable cars, panoramic viewpoints, the Valle de la Luna, and more. Exploring La Paz with a private guide is a great way to get the stories behind each destination, with the flexibility to stop along the way to shop, stretch your legs, and see the things that interest you.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.00
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4 Days Bolivia Private Luxury Tour with English Guide from La Paz Bolivia

4 Days Bolivia Private Luxury Tour with English Guide from La Paz Bolivia

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If you’ve got limited time in Bolivia, take advantage of the country’s relatively small size and tick off multiple highlights with ease on a private tour from La Paz. As well as receiving undivided attention throughout the tour, you’ll benefit from the insider knowledge of a guide as you explore Uyuni, Copacabana, and Salar de Uyuni. Plus, all meals, accommodation, transfers, and activities are arranged in advance for a seamless and stress-free experience.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,538.47
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La Paz Half-Day Foodie Tour

La Paz Half-Day Foodie Tour

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Discover classic Bolivian flavors on a food tour of La Paz that explores local restaurants and vibrant markets. You’ll get a great overview of the country’s diverse foods with included tastings that go from the potatoes of the altiplano to Lake Titicaca trout, all while exploring La Paz’ downtown and hills.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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La Paz City - Cable Car

La Paz City - Cable Car

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- We will visit 7 lines of the cable car. - We will visit the 2 cities that connect the cable car The La Paz City and the El Alto City. - Enjoy the tipic Bolivian Gastronomy - We will visit the Street of the Museums, and we will enter one of them (Optional) - 04 Spectacular hours touring through the air the La Paz city and the El Alto City. - Our tour offers you a personal service, almost familiar since our groups are small, so you can better enjoy the explanations of our guides. We say goodbye at a point in the central area of the city for those who want to make purchases or some other activity. *INCLUDES* 07 CABLE CAR LINES / ADMITIONS TIKETS / TIPICAL SNACKS BILINGUAL TOUR GUIDE / PERSONAL WATER BOTLE. To perform this service a minimum of 2 people is required. write us and check our prices for ONE person. Write us to register and reserve a place If you want more information please contact us
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$29.44
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Customizable Private City Tour - La Paz

Customizable Private City Tour - La Paz

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Experience and understand La Paz and Bolivia learning about its quirky and fascinating history, its controversial politics, its traditions and its rich cultural heritage. Your tour will be guided through the city´s highlights without fixed schedules or destinations, it will be tailored according to how much time you have available to see the city´s attractions and most importantly to what interests you most when it comes to discovering a new place.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$35.00
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US$35.00
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Walking Tour of La Paz

Walking Tour of La Paz

Experience the unique culture of La Paz while hopping from market to market on this walking tour through the city. Explore Plaza Murillo, and stop by a few brightly colored markets. See streets lined with more kinds of potatoes than you even knew existed, and make a visit to the notorious San Pedro prison.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$40.00
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US$40.00

Half-Day La Paz City Tour

Half-Day La Paz City Tour

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Cover the best of La Paz in half a day with this guided tour. Begin with a panoramic view from Mirador Killi Killi, visit landmarks around Murillo Square, step into another universe at the Valley of the Moon, and catch a glimpse of Illimani by cable car. Explore the Witches’ Market and the Church of San Francisco. Sit back as your guide leads you from one site to the next.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$27.00
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Walking City Tour + Foodie Tour

Walking City Tour + Foodie Tour

Learn about the history of Bolivia’s wars, wealth and nature at this important plaza with your guide, before starting off your day with a traditional tasty mid-morning snack.Your guide will lead the way to the San Pedro Prison. Walk by the prison walls, on your way visit several local marketplaces that are bursting with Bolivian culture. Learn about the thousands of different types of Andean potatoes, walking along to the local Market and visit one street where people sell potatoes in endless assortments included fresh and dehydrated varieties that are making specifically for traditional local cuisine that you will taste in the afternoon.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.00
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Tour Bolivia 08 Days (shared Service)

Tour Bolivia 08 Days (shared Service)

Come and discover with us a country without equal in its cultural diversity, 08 days where we will visit The Lake "TITIKAKA and the ISLA del SOL" / The Archaeological Site of "TIWANAKU" / "THE UYUNI SALT LAKE / SAJAMA.. the National Park, where you´ll enjoy the Termal water, The Bolivia´s Sistine church / The Indinenous Cementery and the Highest Bolivia´s Pick./ The administrative headquarters of Bolivia "LA CIUDAD DE LA PAZ" together its beautiful VALLE DE LA LUNA - THE CABLECAR OF THE CITY - THE MAGIC MARKET OF THE WITCHES etc ......... Of the 4.700 m.s.n.m. We will descend to the warm lands of the BOLIVIAN YUNGAS visiting the famous "ROAD OF DEATH" to the 1,200 meters high we will visit "SENDA VERDE", the Wild Animal Refuge ... and much more. To perform this service a minimum of 2 people is required ( SHARED Service) Write us to register and reserve a place in the group If you want private or GRUPAL service prices , please contact us
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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La Paz - and The Palca Canyon

La Paz - and The Palca Canyon

- TRANSPORT / WATER PERSONAL BOTTLE / ADMITION TIKETS/ BILINGUAL TOUR GUIDE. It is a real pleasure for us to give you a new option in world tourism, LA PAZ BOLIVIA (CAÑON DE PALCA) THE LA PAZ CANYON: We present a beautiful tourist attraction, full of adventures, beautiful landscapes as you can see in the different photographic shots, a walk discovering one of the most beautiful places that the City of La Paz has To perform this service a minimum of 2 people is required Write us to register and reserve a place If you want private service prices, independently, please contact us
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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US$55.00

Private: Real Walking Tour in La Paz, Bolivia

Private: Real Walking Tour in La Paz, Bolivia

With steep streets and packs of unofficial taxis, exploring La Paz can be intimidating for first-time visitors, but a private car and driver take the stress out of discovering Bolivia’s capital. On this private tour of La Paz highlights, you’ll sample local foods and ride a cable car to El Alto, then see the witches’ market, the La Paz cemetery, and key landmarks in the historic center—including the exterior of a notorious prison.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.31
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Tour Bolivia 05 Days ( Shared Service )

Tour Bolivia 05 Days ( Shared Service )

It is a real pleasure for us to give you a new option in world tourism, BOLIVIA 05 DAYS; We allow ourselves to present you a diverse country, in Traditions, Culture, Floclore THE LA PAZ CITY: together the famous Valley of the Moon, the market of the Witches, and make walks around this in our system of transport cable car, AND OTHERS TIWANAKU: The most important Archaeological site in Bolivia THE UYUNI SALT LAKE: Without a doubt the Tourist Attraction Flag of our Country TITICACA LAKE: Impressive Tourist Attraction that we share with Peru, we will have the opportunity to visit the Island of the Sun and others. To perform this service a minimum of 2 people is required ( SHARED Service ) Write us to register and reserve a place in the group If you want private or Grupal service prices please contact us
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$400.00
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US$400.00

Tour Bolivia 10 Days (shared Service)

Tour Bolivia 10 Days (shared Service)

Come and discover with us a country without equal in its cultural diversity, 10 days where we will visit The Lake "TITIKAKA and the ISLA del SOL" / The Archaeological Site of "TIWANAKU" / The largest lithium reserve in the world "EL SALAR de UYUNI" / The Silver City "THE CITY OF POTOSI" / The Capital of Bolivia " THE CITY OF SUCRE " / The administrative headquarters of Bolivia "LA CIUDAD DE LA PAZ" together its beautiful VALLE DE LA LUNA - THE CABLECAR OF THE CITY - THE MAGIC MARKET OF THE WITCHES etc ......... Of the 4.700 m.s.n.m. We will descend to the warm lands of the BOLIVIAN YUNGAS visiting the famous "ROAD OF DEATH" to the 1,200 meters high we will visit "SENDA VERDE", the Wild Animal Refuge ... and much more. To perform this service a minimum of 2 people is required ( Mix Service Write us to register and enjoy BOLIVIA
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  • 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,130.00
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6 Days Private Best of Bolivia Tour from La Paz with Flights VIP

6 Days Private Best of Bolivia Tour from La Paz with Flights VIP

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Welcome to Bolivia. Discover the wonderful country of Bolivia, in 6  unforgettable days of personalized Tour, you will know the most interesting places of this country, visiting La Paz, Valle de la Luna, Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Salar de Uyuni, Tiwanaku,  Sucre , Potosi and more, in a private and personalized service with professional English speaking guide and overnight in highly recommended and delicately selected 3-star hotels for this type of service for VIP clients.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,898.00
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La Paz city tour, extreme bohemian experience

La Paz city tour, extreme bohemian experience

Museums? Same places as other cities? Boring guides? Same offers? Sounds boring... isn't it? This tour is exclusively for travelers who want to enjoy a city tour in an "extreme and funny way". Visit the highlights of La Paz, vintage streets, amazing culture and jump or "fly" from one of the highest buildings from La Paz, Finally you will enjoy a culinary traditional food experience. Come, join us in this extreme city tour!!!! Do you accept the challenge? * If you are a solo traveler, please send us a message, this price is from 2 travelers .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.26
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La Paz, Full Day Private Tour - Fall in love with La Paz!

La Paz, Full Day Private Tour - Fall in love with La Paz!

If your time is limited in La Paz, this is the tour for you! A guided, full-day private tour of the fascinating city of La Paz, Bolivia where you discover the city like a local! You are taken to some of the best-kept secrets La Paz has to offer with a passionate local guide. Take the cable cars, visit the city center, El Alto, and so much more! Also enjoy a local lunch and fall in love with our amazing city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
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2-Day Private Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Tour from La Paz

2-Day Private Lake Titicaca and Sun Island Tour from La Paz

Visit Lake Titicaca and Sun Island on a private tour from La Paz that includes an overnight in Copacabana, the perfect location for catching a classic sunset on Lake Titicaca. Traveling with a private driver means you can enjoy each sightseeing stop at your own pace, and the tour takes care of logistics so you’ll have more time to explore Lake Titicaca before the return trip to La Paz.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$482.00
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Visit Tiwanacu and Titicaca lake in one day tour from La Paz.

Visit Tiwanacu and Titicaca lake in one day tour from La Paz.

Uncover the ancient mysteries of Tiwanaku and the natural beauty of Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest lake, on a full day trip from La Paz. - Enjoy a one-day visit to the ruins of Tihuanacu and Lake Titicaca. - Lunch and round-trip transport from your Hotel in La Paz are included. - Absorb the natural beauty of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest lake - Stop at cultural points of interest surrounding of the Tihuanacu Ruins.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$225.65
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US$225.65
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3days-2nights La Paz Cultural

3days-2nights La Paz Cultural

3days -2nights tour in La Paz City where you can visit the most representative in each place. In this tour we INCLUDES • Pick up and Drop off La Paz • HD Tiwanaku Temple (Share in bus) • HD City Tour & Moon Valley (Share in bus) • 02 nights + breakfast (2N La Paz) • Meals according to the itinerary
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  • 3 days
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1.- VISITA A PIE ( True Walking Tour )

1.- VISITA A PIE ( True Walking Tour )

THE REAL CITY WALKING TOURS In Our CITY WALKING TOURS you WILL VISIT: - 5 TO 6 HOURS BETWEEN PUBLIC BUSES, CABLE CAR AND WALKING. - GASTRONOMIC TASTING INCLUDED. - SMALL GROUPES. - CITY CABLE-CAR INCLUDED. - USE THE PUBLIC TRANSPORT INCLUDED. - Included The Original La Paz City - THE ORIGINAL WITCHES MARKET. - MAIN SQUARE (Government Palace, Congress of Bolivia, Cathedral of the City) - CRAFTS STREET - COLONIAL STREET "JAEN" and MUSEUMS (Optional) - THE GENERAL CEMENTERY - THE DANCES STREET. To perform this service a minimum of 2 people is required. write us and check our prices for “ONE PERSON”.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$21.00
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US$21.00

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