CODE: LCYC3 – LCYC4 (WITH CHOLITAS WRESTLING AS OPTIONAL)
- An exotic route through the city of El Alto, where a nuance Andean architecture design known as cholets.
- Colorful local marketplaces, artisans, shamans and sorcerers that continue their millenary heritage, meet them and listen to what they have to say.
- For those who choose to, witness a wrestling competition of the local traditional ladies cholitas.
One of the highest cities in the world, is the home of a variety of intense experiences and sights, that welcomes you to enjoy its magical uniqueness. Start by visiting the sorcery marketplace, where rituals from shamans and Andean sorcerers take place every minute of the day, showing offers to their traditional gods, as Yatiris, wise healers of old, offer a view into people’s future through the use of coca leaves, for the curious, you can feel free to hear what they have to say about your life. Even though it’s tempting to spend all they with some of them, we have to now make our way to the now world renowned cholets, a combination of chola and chalet, and an architecture style called neo-Andean by the experts that bring all kinds of flamboyant shapes, colors and sizes to buildings.
Every Thursday and Sunday, one of the biggest informal marketplaces of the world takes shape out of previously regular streets, a collection of new, used and antique items that people spend entire days scavenging, another option comes at Thursdays and Sundays, when it’s game time for the local wrestling, flying cholitas, a lucha libre-type of match where the local traditional Andean ladies compete in an outlandish match. After all this experiences you’ll get a different perspective of this place.
Private transportation, English/Spanish guide
Admission fee for the cable car
Panoramic visit to the “Cholets”, Optional: The Cholitas Wrestling
In order to have the best experience possible, we suggest that you bring a coat, jacket, or a warm sweater, gloves, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a portable camera or Smartphone to capture the scenery.
Wrestling cholitas are available on Thursdays 18:30-20:00 and Sundays 16:30-19:00, we can offer transport back to the hotels if you leave before the show and if you stay for it. The large marketplace is also available on Thursdays and Sundays.
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