La Paz soars high on the plateaus of the Bolivian Andes. More than 3,500 meters up, it holds the title of the administrative capital of the nation. It shows, with a gritty grid of neighborhoods where hurtling taxicabs and throngs of people compete for air beneath the forever snow-capped summit of Mount Illimani. Innovations abound, like the cableway public transportation system. There are markets steeped in Altiplano culture, where shamans tout cult trinkets and psychedelic jungle frogs. There are handsome Spanish plazas that evoke the grand age of colonialism. Tempted? Check out deals on cheap flights to La Paz from USA. Most airlines involve a stopover along the way, offering travel times in the region of 13-20 hours.
Weird and wonderful, the Witches' Market is a bizarre hodgepodge of fruits, trinkets, carvings, and shaman paraphernalia.
The Mi Teleferico might look like a gondola from a ski resort, but it's actually an innovative public transit system for getting around La Paz!
The Valle de la Luna lives up to its name – this strange swath of clay hoodoos close to La Paz mimics the moon!
No airlines fly non-stop between the United States of America and La Paz.