TRAVEL OPTIONS FROM VILLAZON TO LA PAZ
Bus Tickets Peru offers several bus travel options to make this journey:
- Direct trip: You can travel directly from Villazón to La Paz. It takes about 18 hours. There are five daily departures from Villazón to La Paz, buses leave between 10:00am and 6:30pm. Buses make one stop in Tupiza. The bus companies offering this service are Panamericana (semi lie-flat bus) and Expreso Tupiza (lie-flat bus). Before boarding the bus, you will have to pay a small fee called uso de terminal, which costs around Bs 2.
- Trip with stopover: The other option is to take a train from Villazón to Uyuni or Oruro and then switch to a bus heading to La Paz.
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- Witches market: Located in downtown La Paz, behind the San Francisco church, the Witches market is a popular stop for tourists and locals alike. Here you will find potions, powders and amulets which locals use to bless their houses. You can also find artisanal clothes, accessories and souvenirs.
- Moon valley: A spectacular rock formation made by the erosion of the mountains, this popular spot in the south of La Paz is worth the visit. It is located on the way to Mallasa, 40 minutes from the center of La Paz.
- Cable car: The teleferico is La Paz’s newest public transport system consisting of 8 lines connecting the south of the city to El Alto. You can discover the whole city of La Paz from above and enjoy spectacular views. You can board any of the lines in Irpavi, Sopocachi, Obrajes, Alto Obrajes, Av. Arce, Plaza Villarroel, etc.
- Viewpoints: The most visited viewpoints are the miradors of Pura Pura, Killi Killi and Laikakota located in the central area of La Paz.
- Museums: You can learn all about Bolivia’s history and culture in the numerous museums the city has to offer. From Pre-Columbian art to modern history, the museums have something for everyone. Some highlights are:
- MUSEF (Museum of Ethnography and Folklore): This museum contains archeological pieces from around Bolivia, ranging from textiles, feathers, masks, metal and stone.
- Museum Tambo Quirquincho: Contains collection of colonial and republican silver artefacts. There are also old photographs of La Paz, traditional masks and costumes.
- Precious Metal Museum (also known as Gold Museum): This museum holds an impressive collection of Pre-Columbian pieces showcasing jewelries and ceramics.
- Other museums of interest: Coca Museum, Museum of Musical Instruments.
- Restaurants: If you want to taste typical and traditional food, you can find many options around the city as La Paz street food is full of delicious delicacies like salteñas, sandwich de chola, choripan, anticuchos and many more. There are also many restaurants around the city offering traditional food showcasing local products and Bolivian cuisine.
- Accommodation: There is a large range of offers for all budgets and tastes. There are backpackers hostels in the center of the city and more higher-end hotels that will cater to all your needs.