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Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas)
Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas)

Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas)

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Visit Cerro Cumbre, a mountain clearing of Bolivia that locals believe to be holy, and you will find the Witches’ Market. Also known as La Hechiceria and El Mercado de Las Brujas, it is a popular tourist attraction in La Paz.

Dozens of vendors line the streets, selling a variety of obscure and very strange products, ingredients and whatever else may be necessary to carry out traditional spiritual rituals from the Aymara world. The Aymara are indigenous people that live in the Altiplano and Andes regions, with nearly two million in Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Local witch doctors known as yatiri run the market, and goods sold include a variety of potions, dried frogs, medicinal plants like retama, and armadillos. Other products are owl feathers, dried turtles and snakes, herbs, candles, amulets, soaps, and various other folk remedies.

The meanings behind some of the products are intriguing. Dried frogs are used for good luck with money, and if you stick a cigarette in the frog’s mouth, your chances of getting rich will improve. Naked ceramic couples are believed to improve your sex life, while fixing issues like fertility and impotency, and Bolivian armadillos are affixed to the entrance of homes to deter thieves. And the cute ceramic couples embracing? Well, those are amulette d’amor, and they help improve your chances of getting married.

If you’re curious how to spot one of the witch doctors that frequent the market area, look for individuals wearing black hats and carrying coco pouches. These pouches have amulets, talismans, and powders that bring luck, beauty and fertility.

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Melchor Jimenez, La Paz, Bolivia
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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
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Palca Canyon, Valle de la Luna, and Cable Car Ride

Palca Canyon, Valle de la Luna, and Cable Car Ride

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Follow a maze of hiking trails through the eroded landscape surrounding La Paz on a full-day, private tour of Valle de las Animas, Palca Canyon, and Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon). Between unmarked trails and coordinating transport to trailheads, getting a first taste of La Paz hiking can be intimidating for visitors, but walking alongside a private guide ensures a fun, safe day of exploring.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: La Paz City Sightseeing and Moon Valley

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.
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  • 3 hours
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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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Customizable Private City Tour - La Paz

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Customizable Private City Tour - La Paz

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Experience and understand Bolivia and La Paz 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
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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
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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
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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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Private City Tour In La Paz (fullday)

Private City Tour In La Paz (fullday)

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La ciudad de La Paz es la capital administrativa de Bolivia, ubicada a 3600 msnm, su topografía, su centro histórico, sus distritos modernos, sus nuevos vecindarios lo hacen único.
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  • 8 hours
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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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Private Half Day Tour of La Paz

Private Half Day Tour of La Paz

The tour of the city of La Paz is a unique experience due to the cultural contrast of its inhabitants, the conjunction of architecture that mixes the old with the modern, and the diversity of landscapes and colors that can be seen touring the city from North to South. You will be able to live a unique experience, by the hand of a professional guide, where you will not be left with any questions.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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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
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 12 Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas) tickets and tours on Viator.

Currently, an entrance ticket to Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas) costs USD 5.00. Guided Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas) tours start around USD 5.00 per person. See all 12 Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas) tickets and tours on Viator.