World's Highest National Capital

Attractions & Activities In La Paz

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At 11,000 feet, La Paz is among the highest urban settlements in the world. And if the altitude here doesn’t make you dizzy, the views from the city’s highest points certainly will. So unique is La Paz’s setting that it was even voted as one of the New 7 Wonders Cities in 2014.

And indeed, this urban hub is a marvel to look at – its sprawling slope-side cityscape is framed by the three peaks of Mount Illimani, which vary in height from 10,500 feet to 13,500 feet. Of course, like most large cities, the social divides are evident, with the wealthier inhabitants living in the lower-altitude neighborhoods like Prado and the poorer residents confined to the higher, harder-to-access areas.

The history of La Paz is equally fascinating. It was originally occupied by the Native American Laja people, and the present-day city was founded by Conquistadors in 1548, who named it Nuestra Señora de La Paz, meaning Our Lady of Peace. Elements from both indigenous Aymara and Spanish cultures mix and mingle here, and you’re as likely to see a traditional ritual, ceremony or procession as you are a colonial church.

Before you pick a time for your luxury or family tour to Bolivia, it’s worth bearing in mind the weather. La Paz has a cool climate, with two distinct seasons. Between April and October, it is usually dry, while the period between November and March sees more rain and the occasional sprinkling of snow. Kuoda will arrange for you to have a private guided tour of La Paz so you can experience the best of this beloved Bolivian mountain city.

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Things To Do

 Visit the Inca site of Tiahuanaco on a private luxury tour of Bolivia

Ancient Treasures of Bolivia

12 DAYS / 11 NIGHTS

This personalized tour of Bolivia showcases the nation’s rich history and culture. It’s a journey through the country and an exploration through time, from the …

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Relish the stunning scenes of the Uyuni Salt flats on a private luxury Bolivia tour

Journey to the Salt Flats of Uyuni

08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS

This sample luxury tour of Bolivia takes you to some of the strangest, stirring and most affecting places on the planet. Your senses will be bombarded as you explore the frenetic …

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Explore La Paz and the islands of Lake Titicaca on a customized Bolivia tour, Bolivia

La Paz & the Islands of Titicaca

05 DAYS / 04 NIGHTS

Get under the skin of Bolivia and delve into the unique altiplano culture. Find out how local islanders live on the world’s highest navigable lake before retiring to stay on …

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