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Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

La Paz, Bolivia
Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

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Enhance your sightseeing experience of La Paz on a 3-hour private tour of the beguiling Bolivian capital and the nearby Moon Valley. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the enchanting atmosphere of the Witches Market; admire significant landmarks like San Francisco Church and Plaza Murillo; and marvel at the natural wonder of Moon Valley. Gain fascinating insight into the city’s colonial history and peruse intriguing exhibitions in some of the capital’s museums. Relish the flexibility of this private tour and customize your itinerary according to your interests.
  • 3-hour private La Paz sightseeing tour
  • Visit top historical landmarks like San Francisco Church, Jaén Street and Plaza Murillo
  • Learn about traditional herbal remedies at the fascinating Witches Market
  • Find the best shops and markets to buy souvenirs like textiles, jewelry and native handicrafts
  • Be wowed by Moon Valley’s lunar-like scenery, made up of dramatic pinnacles and gorges
  • Experience the city with an in-the-know private guide, who will provide commentary and tips
  • Choose either a morning or afternoon tour, and customize the tour to your own interests and wishes
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Pickup from any hotel in downtown La Paz
After booking, contact the local tour operator to tailor your itinerary according to your interests. Greet your guide at your La Paz hotel on the day of the tour and climb aboard an air-conditioned, private vehicle to embark on thorough exploration of the captivating Bolivian capital. 

Choose to explore some of the city’s most significant sights by visiting impressive landmarks like the 16th-century San Francisco Church and the colossal Metropolitan Cathedral. Delve into the colonial history of La Paz as you visit the buildings that throng Jaén Street (Calle Jáen) and absorb the convivial ambience of the city’s principle square, Plaza Murillo. 

Uncover the rich historical heritage of Bolivia by heading to some of the city’s excellent museums; peruse exhibitions that speak eloquently of arts and crafts in the National Museum of Art and the Textile Museum; delve into the history of music in the Museum of Musical Instruments; or travel back in time at the National Museum of Archeology. 

Witness local Andean life at the intriguing Witches Market, a commercial hub in which traditional remedies and exotic herbs are sold. Purchase artisan souvenirs and sample local delicacies at Lanza Market for an authentic culinary experience of La Paz. 

Venture out of the city perimeters to see one of the country’s most impressive natural wonders; marvel at the lunar-like landscape of Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna) and capture photographs of the crater-pocked surface similar to that of the moon.  

Return to your hotel at the end of your tour and bid your knowledgeable guide farewell.
Stop At:  
Iglesia de San Francisco
On the day of your tour, your guide will pick you up in a private vehicle and chauffeur you around the city, providing interesting commentary along the way. Typical itineraries are broken into three themes and may include some of the following attractions, depending on your interests. Historical landmarks and colonial architecture: Admire sights like the Baroque-mestizo architecture of San Francisco Church, originally founded in 1548; Metropolitan Cathedral, built in 1835; the Spanish colonial buildings that line Jaén Street (Calle Jaén); and the Presidential Palace, located on Plaza Murillo, the city’s main plaza, also home to the Bolivian Congress.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Museum of Musical Instruments - Museo Instrumentos Musicales de Bolivia
La Paz is known for its many museums, several of which are concentrated on Jaén Street. Top museums and other cultural centers that you may want to visit include the National Museum of Art, the Ethnography and Folklore Museum, the Museum of Musical Instruments, the Textile Museum, the Murillo House, the Gold Museum and the National Museum of Archeology.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mercado de Las Brujas
Don’t miss the chance to witness local Andean life at one or two colorful markets, where you can browse wares like embroidered shawls, alpaca wool, silver artwork and artisan crafts that make great souvenirs and gifts. Two of the most popular mercados include the Witches Market, where you’ll find herbs and other traditional remedies of the Aymara (the indigenous people of this region), or the Lanza Market, one of the city’s main food markets.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Nacional de Arqueologia MUNARQ
You will visit the National Museum of Archeology
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore
You will visit the Ethnography and Folklore Museum
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Plaza Murillo
Explore the the famouse Plaza Murillo
Stop At:  
Valley of the Moon
Let your guide drive you to the best vantage points to admire the city skyline and take some beautiful photos. Then head about 6 miles (10 km) out of the city to explore Moon Valley (Valle de la Luna), named for its lunar-like landscape of pinnacles and canyons, caused by erosion of the mountains. At the end of your private tour, you'll be returned to your hotel, ready to continue your exploration of the city on your own.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo de Textiles Andinos Bolivianos
Visit the Museo de Textiles Andinos
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Fremen Tours Bolivia (FTB)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "will worth the tour very informative good interduction to La Paz and made easy having a good driver." See review


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Ideal short tour
, Jun 2022
A perfect tour of La Paz which blended cultural and geographical aspects. The view from the Telefonica from El Alto down to La Paz really is something to behold. Stunning! And my guide, Juan, was great.
Great all-around city tour
, Mar 2022
The Valley of the Moon is worth the value by itself, but it is an even bigger plus getting to try salteñas, taking in some stunning views of the city, and completing a three-line teleferrico circuit before walking through the markets. I would totally recommend as your introduction to the city!
1 traveler found this review helpful
very good
, May 2019
will worth the tour very informative good interduction to La Paz and made easy having a good driver.
This tour exceeded expectations...
Mark R
, Jul 2018
This tour exceeded expectations. Guide was friendly and informative and went out of his way to give some local colour to the tour. We were not sure what to expect of La Paz but came away with a very positive impression.
It was a good tour. The guide did...
, Apr 2018
It was a good tour. The guide did everything to familiarize us with the history of La Paz and Bolivia at-large. Moon valley and cable cars are the major attraction here and they try to sell it in every way possible - great marketing with some quality and ideal tour schedule. The museum and witches market were also great! I must admit the guide did a more better job than the sites here!
1 traveler found this review helpful
We had a great tour with Juan. It...
Qing W
, Apr 2018
We had a great tour with Juan. It was supposed to be a 3.5 hour tour, but he spent almost 5 hours with us. He also took us to a local restaurant to enjoy some local food. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. The driver is very nice as well and since it's a private tour, we had the entire car to the two of us. Highly recommend!
Enjoyed the three hours - we learnt...
Judith H
, Mar 2018
Enjoyed the three hours - we learnt things about La Paz and Bolivia that we had not discovered for ourselves. It was great riding on the yellow and green gondolas - really get a birds eye view of the city which seems to go on forever. The ride out to Moon Valley gave us a completely different perspective of La Paz - and how the other half live!
Love this tour! I was the only...
, Feb 2018
Love this tour! I was the only passenger in the tour so it was more personalized. Loved the Moon Valley tour, beautiful landscape, my tour guide was also a musician and he played the charango for me at one of the charango stores by the Witches Alley. Definitely recommend this tour as an introduction to La Paz.
The Gondola ride provided great...
Sheldon D
, Nov 2017
The Gondola ride provided great views of the city, however we were not told that we were only taking it one way and failed to take many interesting photos. Moon Valley was interesting and worth a visit. Few tourists that day. City tour/Witches' Market was informative. A great afternoon tour!
This was absolutely worth it. The...
, Mar 2017
This was absolutely worth it. The guide and our driver were passionate about the country and its rich culture. He expained us everything and didnot rush atall.
The tour certainly allows an...
Colin A
, Dec 2016
The tour certainly allows an overview of La Paz, both geographically and historically. We had a private tour with use of a car and cablecar to get around the city in a comfortable and efficient manner. The tour was well varied visiting historic sites and landmarks. The major issue was the tour guide, who sadly left a rather bitter feel to the city. Juan was an abrasive character, spending mush of his time on his phone discussing other jobs, he wouldn't answer questions, and usually spoke over us if we did ask him anything. His knowledge was poor, unless it was about something metaphysical, alien, or involving his musical talents. He seemed thoroughly bored to have to guide us around his city. We had a number of private tours around the cities of Latin America, and all were excellent with this sole exception. The tour itself is a great way to orientate yourself to La Paz and its history in a short time, but just make sure you find a different guide!
Rushed due to compounding two tours...
kim w
, Jun 2016
Rushed due to compounding two tours in one day. Probably spent 10 minutes at the Moon Valley before off the the other tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I highly recommend Oscar on the very...
Sassica J
, Apr 2016
I highly recommend Oscar on the very enjoyable and informative guide of La Paz on 1/4/16. He was extremely friendly and polite as well as entertaining and very knowledgeable of La Paz and it's history! Thank you for a great day!
Very glad we did this tour. Our...
Jeremiah G
, Mar 2015
Very glad we did this tour. Our hotel was not in the best part of La Paz, so my wife and I did not get a good impression until we took this tour and got to see far more of the city. Moon Valley is an interesting area, though quite small still, well worth a visit.
Excellent introduction to La Paz...
Max K
, Jan 2015
Excellent introduction to La Paz. The Moon Valley was very interesting. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
This was a great introductory tour of...
, Dec 2014
This was a great introductory tour of La Paz and Moon Valley! We had a great time!
Great orientation of the city and Moon...
, Jul 2014
Great orientation of the city and Moon Valley is a must. It's located on the southern end of La Paz, really easy to access, so the combination of the city sightseeing portion and Moon Valley is perfect! I recommend doing this on your first day in La Paz so you can get orientated with the city before exploring it on your own!
No hubo experiencia porque nunca llegaron a recogerme
, Feb 2022
Ninguno porque nunca llegó el guía y estoy solicitando mi rembolso y no se hace efectivo todavía, espero no me roben

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