Our driver will pick you up at 09:00 am at the hotel lobby. Today you will discover the most traditional side of the city, walking into the day-to-day life of the “paceños” (inhabitants of La Paz). You will first enter the indoor market of the Plaza San Francisco (Mercado Lanza) where many workers
have breakfast. You will then take the cable car going up to El Alto and enjoy a unexpected view over the city and the mountains that surround it. You will fly over different neighborhoods and the general cemetery, in which you will then enter to discover the Andean post-mortem traditions: here the families leave elaborated offerings on the graves. Walking from the cemetery down to the historical center you will walk through the traditions of clothing and traditional celebrations of the city. Do you remember the “cholitas”, the women using traditional Andean clothing? In every street you will find an item of their outfit: skirt, heat, shoes, jewelry… nothing is missing! In the Los Andes Street you will feel like carnival is coming. It is the tailor’s street and every shop is filed with colorful costumes and masks. You will end our tour in the Witches Market (“Mercado de las Brujas”) where the locals buy all the necessary artifacts for ceremonial offering to the Pachamama (Mother Earth): coca leaves and other medicinal plants, miniature figurines in sugar and lama fetuses.
Treate your taste buds tonight with a gourmet dinner in the best restaurant in town ! Voted as one of the 50 best restaurants in South America, the Gustu is the culinary delight of La Paz ! The danish star chef, Claus Meyer, co-founder of Copenhagen's Noma, a three-time winner of the World's 50 Best Restaurants (and the current number two) has chosen Bolivia to open his new restaurant.
His philosophy: meet Bolivia, through its products. That's why the chef Kamilla Seidler (Danish) and Michelangelo Cestari (Venezuela) and their Bolivian team work uniquely and exclusively with Bolivian products seeking appreciation and recognition of the local production and the hands that make it possible to make a unique Andean fusion cuisine !
You will be delighted by the 5-course tasting menu pairing with the drink (alcoholic) that best marries it.
Your driver will pick you up at the restaurant and take you back to your hotel.
Night at hotel Casa Grande*****.
Hotel Casa Grande - La Paz