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  • La Paz at dusk
  • The Congress Building
  • One of La Paz’s Plaza icon locations, Plaza Murillo, and a highlight on all Bolivia vacations
  • La Paz Tours
  • Illimani towers over the city

Surrounded by the high Altiplano mountains, La Paz, on a Bolivia vacation, is situated in a “bowl” in western Bolivia. While the official capital of Bolivia is Sucre, La Paz is often considered the “de facto capital” as it hosts more governmental departments.

Originally founded by Spanish conquistadors on a Native American settlement in 1548, La Paz was later moved to its present spot in the valley of Chuquiago Marka. Initially prosperous as a result of the gold found in the area, the settlement remained steady due to its location on the main trade route between Lima and Potosí. Spain greatly controlled the city, imposing religion and lifestyles on the local people until Bolivian independence was granted in 1825.

Today La Paz remains a growing and exciting city. Bolivia’s largest city, La Paz is a centre for commerce, finance and industry. It has also proven to be an important cultural hub hosting several colonial cathedrals as well as hundreds of museums. Its location, a valley on top of the Bolivian plateau, provides stunning beauty and landscapes as well as its famously high altitude (3,660 m). While it may take time to acclimatize to such an altitude, there is much to do in this vibrant and unique city on a Bolivia vacation.


Bolivia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Bolivia tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Bolivia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bolivia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bolivia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Bolivia tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Bolivia tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours? These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.


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La Paz, Bolivia

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