You can make this trip directly, via Desaguadero. The trip passes through the city of Puno, where most bus companies make a small stop topick up passengers. The companies that make this route are Tour Peru (semi-bedbus), New International Continent (sleeper bus), and Trans Salvador (3-rowsleeper bus).
Travel with a stopover.
Another option is to travel with a stop at LakeTiticaca (on the Peruvian side, in Puno, or on the Bolivian side, inCopacabana) and enjoy spectacular views of the lake before continuing to LaPaz. The buses that make this trip are Transzela, Tour Peru, Trans Titicaca,Vicuña Travel, Diana Tours, Huayruro Tours.
You can also do this trip with a tourist bus, which offersyou the possibility of enjoying the Sun Route, with stops at variousarchaeological sites. This tour is more expensive and lasts for more than 24hours. Includes a stop in Puno and/or Copacabana. The companies that travelare Inka Express, Wonder Peru Expedition, Bolivia Hop and Peru Hop.
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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 for travelers. Its cobbled streets and its great color and tradition make it a special walk. There you can find potions, powders, and charms that people use to perform rituals and bless their homes. 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 Amstrong, 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 the center of La Paz.
The cable car is a novel, modern and also very practical transportation system that consists of 10 operating lines and connects various points within the city and between La Paz and El Alto. You can tour the entire city enjoying spectacular views.
To appreciate the most beautiful views of La Paz, the best viewpoints are those of Pura Pura, Killi Killi and Laikakota, all located in the central area of ??the city.
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 silver collection from the colonial period. You can also see old photographs of La Paz, masks and typical costumes.
- Precious Metals Museum (also known as the Gold Museum):
this museum preserves an impressive collection of pre-Columbian jewelry and ceramics.
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 wide range of international cuisine.
There are many options, for all tastes and pockets. There are backpackers hostels in the city center and options of different levels in the center, Sopocachi and Zona Sur.