How to travel from Arequipa to La Paz
Bus Tickets Peru offers you different options for this trip:
- Travel with layover. The most common option is to cut the trip to La Paz with a stop in Puno, on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, where you can visit the famous floating islands and then continue the trip to La Paz. Buses from Puno to La Paz leave every day between 07:00 am and 1:30 pm. The trip takes about 6 hours. The company that makes the trip from Arequipa to Puno is 4M Express, a tourist bus company. From Puno to La Paz, there are different options: with Trans Titicaca (normal bus), Tour Peru (semi-bed bus) and Bolivia Hop (tourist bus).
- Touristic bus. You can also travel from Arequipa to La Paz with Bolivia Hop, on a tourist bus. This trip takes around two days, making stops in Lagunillas, Juliaca, Puno and Copacabana.
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WHAT TO VISIT IN LA PAZ
- Witches Market. Located in the center of La Paz, behind the Basilica of San Francisco, this market is a must-see site for travelers. Its cobbled streets and its great color and tradition make it a special walk. There you can find potions, powders and amulets that people use to perform rituals and bless their houses. There is also a wide range of clothing with local details, accessories and souvenirs.
- Valley of the moon. It is a spectacular geological formation product of the erosion of the mountains. Niel Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, named this place precisely because of its resemblance to the moon. It is located on the road to Mallasa, just 40 minutes from downtown La Paz.
- Cableway. The cable car is an innovative and modern transportation system (and also very practical) that consists of 10 lines in operation and connects various points within the city and between La Paz and El Alto. You can tour the entire city enjoying spectacular views.
- Views. To appreciate the most beautiful views of La Paz, the best viewpoints are Pura Pura, Killi Killi and Laikakota, all located in the central area of ??the city.
- Museums. You can learn about the history and culture of Bolivia in the many museums that exist in the city, with various exhibitions of pre-Columbian art and modern art. Some of the most interesting are:
- MUSEF (National Museum of Ethnography and Folklore): contains an important archaeological collection, with textile pieces, masks, vessels and various metal and stone creations, among other attractions.
- Tambo Quirquincho Museum: highlights its collection of silver from the colonial period. You can also see old photographs of La Paz, masks and typical costumes.
- Museum of Precious Metals (also known as the Gold Museum): This museum preserves an impressive collection of pre-Columbian jewelry and ceramics.
- Other museums of interest: Coca Museum, Museum of Musical Instruments.
- Restaurants. If you want to try typical food, you can find countless options throughout the city. The food offered on the street is varied and delicious: the traditional salteñas, the chola sandwich, the choripán and the anticuchos are some of the options. There are also numerous restaurants in each neighborhood of the city, with traditional food options made with local products, and a varied offer of international cuisine.
- Lodging. There are many options, for all tastes and pockets. There are hostels for backpackers in the city center and options of different levels in the center, Sopocachi and South Zone.