Red C&P offers the best of what's happening in La Paz, Bolivia!  We love to share our culture and city with everyone that comes to this amazing city!  Join us!

CHOLETS – The New Andean Architecture Tour

Explore the colorful and exuberant architecture of El Alto known as Cholets with us every day on our half-day Andean Architecture tour.  The kitsch designs of the Cholets are a fascinating mixture of ancient Andean civilization, colorful traditional textiles and the fast-paced and fast-growing cityscape of El Alto.  The rapid growth of El Alto has provided great wealth for many families and this new Bourgeoisie class of El Alto shows their wealth through building these vibrant, futuristic mansions (cholets) and throwing luxurious parties in them.  Located just outside Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, El Alto towers at 4000 meters above sea level and is one of Bolivia’s youngest cities but has already grown to become its’ second-most populous. In this melting pot of a city, where the ancient and modern mix like no other place, Freddy Mamani, the indigenous architect behind this movement, has gone from laying bricks to become known throughout the world for showing Bolivia through these exuberant acts of self-expression by Bolivia’s long-marginalized indigenous majority. The jolting, captivating mix of old and new, tradition and modernity, is uniquely Bolivian, and what better way to visit the cholets than with a local guide who loves to share his/her culture, city, and home.  On the tour we go up to El Alto using the teleferico (cable cars),  from there we visit different parts of El Alto and see a wide array of cholet architecture, even some in construction.  We also have the opportunity to enter a cholet and see the vibrant designs throughout its’ interior.  Your guide will not only show you the amazing buildings, but also explain the culture and tradition they display, bringing to life the cholets and the social landscape of Bolivia.

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Cholita Wrestling

The only place in the world where you can see Lucha Libre (or WWF) style wrestling where women dressed in traditional garb put on quite the show for locals and travelers alike! This interesting spectacle, where high flying acrobatics meets showmanship with real force,  is on every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoon. It includes transport to and from the city center, a bilingual guide, VIP seating and entrance into the 2 hour show.  Don’t miss your chance to see the authentic Cholita Wrestling in Bolivia! Do note this option does not include the extended cable car tour, which we recommend beforehand.  To book Cholita Wrestling with the extended cable car tour please click here. IMPORTANT: When booking you must choose a pickup point.  Based on the pickup point chosen we will advise the team from Cholita Wrestling. The cholita wrestling guide will have a cholita wrestling t-shirt and the cholita wrestling buses also have their logo. Also, the stadium where they put on the show can be cold, so please be prepared and bring a jacket. NOTE: This tour is NOT operated by Red Cap, though we sell it as the best price and help coordinate pickup.  

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Extended La Paz Adventure and Cable Car City Tour!

Get off the beaten path with Red Cap every day at 2 pm on our extended adventure city tour!  On this must do tour, our fantastic guides take you to some of La Paz, Bolivia’s most interesting and off the wall places to see, like the cemetery, the open air street art gallery, the giant witches market in El Alto (get your fortune read!), up the amazing teleferico (cable car) and to a fantastic viewpoint, finishing back in La Paz!  El Alto is an amazing mix of old and new, traditions and urban growth and to explore it, it is best to have a guide who can show you the best destinations and explain this remarkable place. This is the real La Paz and El Alto that few visitors get the chance to see, so don't miss out. This city walking tour goes to completely different places than our normal city center walking tour, and we highly recommend taking both to see all the must see places and do all the must do things in La Paz, Bolivia.  We meet daily for this amazing city tour which usually has small groups.  Book Now!

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Foodie Tour!

mmmm mmmm Bolivian! Bolivia is not known for its culinary delicacies, but we’re out to change that! You can never truly know a place without eating from its’ table! Here, where you’ll find no McDonald’s, the food is where the family meets, where the day’s madness comes to a halt and life’s simple pleasures are appreciated. Warm, hearty cuisine from a warm and hearty people. This evening tour will leave your stomach, mind and soul full! Featuring the best of Bolivian cuisine and the stories behind the plates that tell you more about the people from whom they originated than the ingredients which make them up. Tour is done by reservation (please, at least 1 day in advance if you would like to book the same day please call us or whatsapp. Specify any special food requirements). The tour starts at 6pm the meeting point is SAN FRANCISCO CHURCH (Big Doors the Church) featuring tastes of the best local restaurants (which we’ve inspected for cleanliness and proper food handling) and passing by La Paz’s many unique markets, historical monuments, and sites. Finishing for a drink and jolly food induced banter at one of La Paz’s most interesting bars/cafes. Bring your appetite, comfy shoes, adjustable trousers, and money for extra drinks, tips and the taxi home!  Reserve now or send us an email!  

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Free Virtual City Walking Tour of La Paz, Bolivia

From the comfort of your home and with the ease of any device, travel to and connect with the remarkable culture, history and traditions of one of the world’s most interesting and unique destinations with a live local guide 3 times a week! La Paz, Bolivia has quickly become a must visit and must see destination in South America and the world and while you may not be able to visit us in person now, we want to bring La Paz, Bolivia and her people to you. See why the world is turning its eyes to one of the 7 wonder cities of the world and one of it’s most authentic and culturally rich destinations.   Our local guides will share with you their hometown, it’s hidden gems, vivid culture and living traditions in a 1 hour virtual free tour that will fascinate, entertain and enlighten you and your family or friends. Learn about cholitas, cholets architecture, the witch market, the teleferico (cable cars) Bolivian politics, history and more as we take your around La Paz digitally.  You get to explore without feeling the effects of our extreme altitude! Ask questions and get involved, we love to highlight what interests our guests. Whether your checking things out for a future trip, seeing what’s changed since you’ve last been or interested in knowing more about the world and her people, you will love this tour.

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Live Online Cholet Tour - Andean Architecture

The incredible architecture you can only find in El Alto known as cholets is a fascinating look into the culture, history and traditions of the Altiplano. The colorful and exuberant architecture displays vividly the fascinating mixture of ancient Andean traditions, colorful textiles and the ever growing city life of El Alto. This world renowned architectural movement can only be found here, 4000 masl, where it was born out of the melting pot of ancient and modern, urban and traditions. In this fastest growing city in the region, these exuberant acts of self-expression were born by Bolivia’s long - marginalize indigenous majority.   Your guide will take you to visit some of the most representative buildings, explaining how their design, colors and themes display the beautiful cultural traditions of the Andean people. Taking you inside your guide will show you the marvel of the architecture which is even more unique from the interior.   Your guide will show you his town, the people that live in it and share his passion with you on this private 2 hour live streamed tour. Ride in local transport, see the vivid culture alive in the streets and join your guide as he takes you with his camera around town. Ask questions and get to know your local friend who happily helps you discover one of the world’s most intriguing artistic cultural expressions. Book now, private tours are only available once per day.

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Llamazing Llama Expedition!

“The llamas, the farm and tourism are my life” says Doña Eti, one of the llama herders you can meet on this virtual adventure into a country where authenticity, nature and llamas abound. Eti, who normally supplements her income taking tourists on walks with her herd of over 80 llamas is clearly in love with her animals and the beautiful place she calls home. The llama is a deeply important part of Bolivian culture in the Andean highlands and a big reason for the rise of civilization in the Andes thousands of years ago. The Aymaran people of the Altiplano call these amazing creatures, silent brothers as only a brother would work so tirelessly without complaint. This hearty, resilient and gotta say it, super cute, animal has provided ways for people to live in some of the harshest terrain in the world for millenia and recent studies even show that their unique antibodies may help mankind in our fight against the coronavirus. This is no ordinary visit to a petting zoo. With most international borders closed and restrictions on travel all over the world this virtual adventure provides a respite from the confines of your home.  The stunning destinations where you can visit a Bolivian Llama range from the shade of a volcano on the shores of the world’s largest salt flats in Uyuni to the birthplace of the Inca on a gorgeous lookout on Sun Island in the pristine Lake Titicaca. This remarkable solution to getting your travel and animal fix is also a remarkable way to promote future tourism to Bolivia and provide income to those who rely on tourism for their living during a time when they can’t work.

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Llamazing Virtual Meeting

Make your next Virtual Meeting llamazing!  Tired of the same old virtual calls and meetings? Put a llama on it!  Virtual Team Meetings, Happy Hours, Family Reunions even Dates are soooo much better with llamas and the opportunity to see live one of the world's most unique and beautiful destinations!  15 minutes of fun, furry beasts and entertaining info to make your meeting memorable!

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Online Cooking Course - Bolivian Cuisine

Bolivia has recently been featured in a wide array of magazines and news outlets such as BBC News as the World’s Next Food Hotspot! The delicious and understated cuisine of Bolivia is as varied as the cultures of her people and we can’t wait to share a bit of it with you in our online Bolivian cooking course. While you may not be able to visit this culinary hotspot now, you can bring it to your home any day of the year with our private cooking course. Our amazing guide and chef will teach you live and in English some of her favourite local dishes with which you and your family can travel to Bolivia without leaving the dining table. The ingredients you can buy anywhere and by the end of the 1.5 hour class you will have some new dishes to share the world with those you care about most. Food is so much more than flavors and our chef will share with you the culture, history and life behind the ingredients and plates you will learn to make. Stories worth sharing to friends and families when you prepare these dishes for them, sharing our delicious dishes and fascinating culture at home. Ask questions, chat and get to know your local chef who loves sharing her passion with you on this private course. Spaces are limited so book your date now!

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Private Full Day La Paz City Tour Adventure!

If you've only got one day and want to fit everything in, the private full day La Paz city tour is your best choice!  City Center, El Alto, Cable Cars, Foodie and more all in one very full and fascinating day with a private Red Cap guide.  We usually start at 9 am in the morning from your hotel (if your hotel is not in the city center we set a meeting point).  After visiting the most important and interesting points in the city center (like Rodriguez Market, Murillo Square, San Francisco Church, San Pedro prison, Calle Jaen and more) we try several local dishes and drinks at the market and a restaurant. Refueled we start our journey to El Alto via the amazing cable cars, the best views and best way to get around.  At the top we will visit an incredible viewpoint with the city spreading out in the valley below. We visit several spots in El Alto including the working witches' market where if you choose you can get your fortune read by a local Shaman. We drop you off at the end of the tour in the meeting point or hotel. Get it all in one amazing La Paz city tour! If you prefer another time send us an email and we should be able to make it work!    NOTE: You must advise us your hotel.  If it is not in the city center we will set up a meeting point in the city center.  All reservations must be made 1 day in advance, if you want to reserve the same day, PLEASE CALL US.

Private La Paz City Tour! - Half Day

Explore one of the wonder cities of the world with a private local guide!  La Paz, Bolivia is one of the world’s most unique cities and is full of many hidden gems that you simply won’t find nor understand without the help of a local guide.  Our amazing Red Cap guides will take you on an adventure through La Paz’s bustling streets, colorful markets and fascinating historical spots on what many travelers have rated the best walking tour in South America! We meet you at your hotel at 9am or 3pm to begin our exploration.  From there we explore such diverse and incredible places as San Pedro Prison, Rodriguez Market, the Witches Market, San Francisco Church, Lanza Market, Murillo Square and Calle Jaen.  To keep the energy up we invite you to an amazing local snack, where the most famous shop will not just serve us, but explain how these delicacies are made!  After all we have seen and enjoyed you’ll have a hard time believing it was only 4 hours!  If you want more check out our Full Day Private City Tour where we will explore the amazing city of El Alto as well! Also if you prefer another time send us an email and we should be able to make it work! NOTE: All reservations must be made 1 day in advance, if you want to reserve the same day, PLEASE CALL US.

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Red Cap Walking City Center Tour - La Paz

Book your La Paz city tour online now! Due to Covid we currently only operate by reservation.  We meet in PLAZA SAN PEDRO (Plaza Sucre on some maps) at 11am or 2pm.   La Paz, Bolivia is a city unlike any other on earth.  Its’ staggering height (3,600m/11,800ft) is only surpassed by its’ incredible beauty and unique way of life.  Sprawling over a gorgeous valley and surrounded by massive Andean mountains, ones’ first sight of La Paz, Bolivia is unforgettable, but its lasting mark on those who visit, is the life it holds within the valley walls. Our La Paz city walking tour will bring this complex, busy, and incredibly interesting city to life!  The people, history, and customs that make up La Paz are truly fascinating and give an insight into the life that makes up one of the world’s most vibrant cities.  A visit to La Paz, Bolivia is hardly complete without walking her narrow alleys, meeting her people, visiting her cholitas, and getting to know the past that makes her what she now is.  This city tour is on everyone’s list of things to do in Bolivia and is often rated the best city tour in South America.   Look for your amazing Red Cap guide at 11am or 2pm in the center of PLAZA SAN PEDRO (Plaza Sucre on some maps). Our guides wear I heart La Paz t-shirts, Red Caps with our logo, and have guiding credentials.   Book now! Enjoy your incredible tour and remember if you loved your La Paz city tour, (which is as close to a free city tour as we can legally make it) please tip your amazing guides! (For those not accustomed to tipping the average tip people give is usually from $5-$10)

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Sunday, Thursday & Tuesday Extended City Tour and Cholita Wrestling

This deluxe extended tour not only takes you to the giant black market in El Alto, where you can get your hands on everything from Donkey´s milk to vehicles, but it also includes entrance into the off the wall Cholita´s Wrestling.  That´s right, traditional Aymaran women enter the ring against one another and male wrestlers.  With high flying acrobatics and bone crushing hits, this is certainly something you can´t find elsewhere!  We also give you the chance to take the teleferico (cable car), meet a local shaman and take some stunning photos of the city from the great view points in El Alto. We meet at 2pm in SOL & LUNA RESTAURANT (Murillo Street - Corner Cochabamba).