Duration: Approximately 5.5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Not difficult
Perfect for: Visitors aged 15 up 45 years old, cultural enthusiasts, dancing queens, fashionistas and music buffs
• Marvel at the elaborate handmade costumes sold on Calle Los Andes
• Learn traditional Bolivian choreography and dance your way through the night
• Be inspired by captivating music and dance at a traditional pena show
This folk tour of La Paz starts with a 16:30 pickup from your hotel. From there your private driver will take you towards Calle Los Andes, a street renowned across Bolivia for its many costume shops. Locals flock here to rent or buy festive attire for all of Bolivia's many colorful celebrations.
After the stop at Calle Los Andes you will continue down towards Buenos Aires Street, where we will stop at a few of the hundreds of shops specializing in native wear. The many stores that line Buenos Aires Street are known to supply Bolivians with the native hats and jewelry that are an integral part of the Cholita fashion statement.
At 18:00 you will make your way towards Huari Restaurant, one of La Paz's most famous traditional penas. At Huari, you will have the chance to learn the traditional dances of Bolivia including the Morenada, Caporales and Diablada set to the tune of indigenous music. Once you've mastered the local moves its time to watch the pros at work. A show of live music and traditional dancing will begin at 20:00 and is a fantastic way to spend an evening in La Paz. Dinner, along with a salad and cheese buffet, will also be served. After the show, your driver will pick you up for the return transfer to your hotel.
Included: Private transportation, bilingual (Spanish- English) tour guide
Recommended: Comfortable shoes and small cash in case you would like to purchase anything along the way
Don´t: Bring your passport or wear jewelry
Please note: Sometimes it is difficult to take photos of native people due to their beliefs and shyness around the camera. Please respect their wishes.