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Private Palca Canyon Tour from La Paz with optional stop at Valle de las Animas

Private Palca Canyon Tour from La Paz with optional stop at Valle de las Animas

Private Palca Canyon Tour from La Paz with optional stop at Valle de las Animas
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About
Explore Palca Canyon’s eroded landscape of rock formations, caverns, and spires on a full-day hiking tour from La Paz. As you traverse the Andean landscapes just outside the city, you’ll find a mix of arid canyons and hidden oases, pause midway for a hearty lunch in the open air, and hike with a group that’s limited to six people for personalized service.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Private Palca Canyon tour offers an active break from busy La Paz
  • Stay energized with an included cooked lunch plus beer or soft drink
  • Enjoy a varied landscape of dramatic cliffs, green plants, and natural springs
  • Includes round-trip transport in a climate-controlled van from La Paz hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in La Paz, and then board a climate-controlled minivan for the short trip to Palca Canyon. Step into the canyon, which often enjoys warmer temperatures than La Paz, and set out hiking through a series of smaller, winding side canyons. Natural springs create oases of moss and green foliage, in dramatic contrast with Palca Canyon’s bare rocks and cliffs.   After working up an appetite, break for a freshly cooked lunch with a beer or soft drink, and then hike on through the afternoon before returning to the city. This Palca Canyon hike concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private Palca Canyon tour offers an active break from busy La Paz
  • Stay energized with an included cooked lunch plus beer or soft drink
  • Enjoy a varied landscape of dramatic cliffs, green plants, and natural springs
  • Includes round-trip transport in a climate-controlled van from La Paz hotels
What to expect
  • Meet a driver at your hotel in La Paz, and then board a climate-controlled minivan for the short trip to Palca Canyon. Step into the canyon, which often enjoys warmer temperatures than La Paz, and set out hiking through a series of smaller, winding side canyons. Natural springs create oases of moss and green foliage, in dramatic contrast with Palca Canyon’s bare rocks and cliffs.   After working up an appetite, break for a freshly cooked lunch with a beer or soft drink, and then hike on through the afternoon before returning to the city. This Palca Canyon hike concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 20126P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Large lunch cooked in the canyon (meat free vegetarian option available)
  • Beverage or beer with lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • English/Spanish speaking driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up 7:30
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Small-group of maximum 6 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is conducted at altitude (3500m or higher)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Large lunch cooked in the canyon (meat free vegetarian option available)
  • Beverage or beer with lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • English/Spanish speaking driver/guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pick-up 7:30
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Small-group of maximum 6 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour is conducted at altitude (3500m or higher)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Janice C
San Francisco, CA42 contributions
We Chose the Right Tour Company
Aug 2019
As Bolivia novices choosing the right tour company was a challenge. We came upon the Solace site and Caleb became our guide for three days. He is an outdoorsman and approaches his all-day tours from that perspective. As an American who adopted Bolivia as his home, he is passionately engaged with it. He offers adventure--not an air-ride suspension, “tinted window” excursion.

Be aware that any Bolivian travel may be subject to public demonstrations. Guard rail-less highways may transition to gravel and city traffic may be fierce. Following local custom in the countryside, Caleb may stop and offer rides to locals. We encountered an over-80 year old bundle-bearing couple trudging up a dirt road at 14,000 feet, a woman on her way to a university orientation at a highway check point and a young mother and her four year-old daughter and infant. All provided insight into the daily lives of Bolivians.

The all-day trip down to the ruins at semi-tropical Yanacachi via the Sud Yungas-Chulumani “highway” offered great variety. We first climbed over a pass and stopped near Estancia Rinconada, a crushed slate 15,000 foot moonscape with fantastic views of Mount Illimani near the mountain bikers’ starting point on the so called “Death Road.” If you have visited Tiwanaku or Machu Picchu and seen “developed” sites, this is an opportunity to see a “raw” archeological site. While there can be dust or mud depending on the season, you will get a sense of the “undiscovered” wonders of Bolivia.

The day trip to Palca was really beautiful. For U.S. travelers think of Brice and Zion National Parks with Denali in the background. Caleb’s walks in the narrow canyons offer some physical activity and were really worth it. He encouraged us, but did not push us beyond our capabilities and we appreciated the experience.

The full-day Lake Titicaca and Tiwanaku day was a “must do” extension to a La Paz visit. The local Tiwanaku site guide, Angela, is not only remarkably knowledgeable about this civilization, but she positioned our photos to catch the best light. The trip to the Lake was beautiful.

As others have remarked, Caleb is extremely generous with his time and offers many options to stop and see more. His passion for Bolivia is more than a business for him. If your goal is to get closer to what Bolivia has to offer, book with Solace and you will not be disappointed. We are glad we did. This remarkable country and its people opened up to us through a memorable adventure.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

howie2507
Amersfoort, The Netherlands194 contributions
Looking for an off-the-beaten track adventure? Caleb is your man!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We did a one day tour to Palca Canyon with Caleb in June and he made sure we had an adventurous day.
Palca Canyon is only a short drive away from La Paz, but it’s a completely different world. The scenery here is fantastic and the only other person we saw the whole day was a local farmer at the start of our walk.

Caleb likes to bring you out of your comfort zone (if he thinks you can handle it), so our walk had us scrambling over rocks, traversing small streams and exploring slot canyons. This last activity took me too much out of my comfort zone as I’m a bit claustrophobic so I chickened out after a while.
Caleb’s a fantastic tracker and would point out animal tracks along the way as well as giving us the low-down on Bolivian life. It was like trekking with Bear Grylls who throws in a historical, social and political lesson at the same time. For the ultimate boy-scout experience, we had a cook-out and beers deep in the canyon.
At the end of the day Caleb brought us back to our hotel. Our bodies were tired but our heads were buzzing from everything we learned.

I’m amazed that Palca Canyon doesn’t get more visitors, it’s such a beautiful place.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten track, this is the place to go. If you’re up for a bit of adventure, want to really explore the canyon and also learn about Bolivian life, Caleb is the man you need to contact.
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Adam Duncan
11 contributions
THE Best and Ideal tour guide
Caleb is the man, the best tour guide I have ever had and also a great guy. Very friendly and incredibly knowledgeable on many different topics especially pertaining to Bolivian history, culture, and landscape. My group spent three days with his company and our three days consisted of some off road adventure up mountains with incredible views, a tour of the city of La Paz, a stop at the botanical garden in La Paz, a full day tour of Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca that ended with a stop at an old Hacienda that was beautiful. Then a trip to the private Palca Canyon that was also a great time with stunning views.
Overall, Caleb was great and I can't say enough about him or his business. When our time with him came to an end I felt like great friends and would certainly love to come back to Bolivia and spend some more time with him and do some more tours with him and his company one day. He was very flexible and willing to do whatever we wanted. It was also very clear that he put our needs first and was always checking on us to make sure we were happy and in good health because of how dangerous the elevation can be. I most definitely recommend Caleb as a tour guide and his company if your looking for the ultimate Bolivian experiences that will bring you out of your comfort zone a little bit and not end up regretting it one bit but instead wanting to do it all over again!
Written 22 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Benjamin
Findlay, OH7 contributions
#1 Tour Guide. Everything You Want.
May 2019 • Friends
Asbolute best tour guide I've ever experienced. I went to Bolivia with a group from my university. We had a set itinerary for all 13 of us. Caleb seemed a little too crazy for us at first. But after a car ride with him, he turned out to be just what some of us wanted. Some of us wanted high adventure exploring and others just wanted laid-back sightseeing like a typical tour. Caleb managed to give the best of both worlds, and even made lunch for us one day. He had his staff give typical tours for those who wanted it, and took the few of us that wanted a little more adventure off the itinerary. He took us, the group that was more adventurous, to many gorgeous Vista points, took us off road 4-wheeling, explored various ruins, and even took us way out of the city to Palca Canyon, not on the itinerary, where we hiked and even found a cave. He managed to give us all this and still have the right balance of activities with the whole group, so the group didn't feel like two separate groups. If you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, and are willing to deviate from an itinerary to experience things you never even thought could exist, Caleb is the tour guide for you. He is very knowledgeable about Bolivia and it's history, and it seems like he knows 50% of the people within a 50 mile radius of La Paz. He will become your friend while giving you the best experience possible and, above all, keeping you comfortable. Caleb plans your experience around your desires and interests rather than a strict itinerary. He and his wife even stayed up most of one night, when a member of our group had a bad reaction to the altitude. He was worried more about getting her help than anything else and did on unpaid time. If I ever return to Bolivia, he will be the first person I will contact. Thanks Caleb for this unforgettable experience.
Written 21 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Huehuetenango
Victoria, Canada87 contributions
Three Tours with Solace
Nov 2017 • Couples
We hired Caleb and Solace for three tours while we were in La Paz late last year. Caleb's enthusiasm and love for Bolivia was evident in discussions during our tours with him. Although US born and raised, he is Bolivian through and though. Our Spanish is rudimentary, so it was useful to get his take on Bolivian politics and society in a way that we might not have fully comprehended with a guide whose first language is not English.
We did a half day trip to Palca Canyon, a full day trip of Mayan ruin exploring and death road traveling to Yanacachi, and a day trip to Tiwanaku with Armando and were guided on-site by the excellent tour guide Angela. We highly recommend Solace.
Written 29 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary Jo M
Milwaukee, WI14 contributions
Breathtaking scenery
Nov 2017 • Couples
We joined Caleb and two others to tour the canyon. Caleb was very personable and flexible to our needs. We were still adjusting to the altitude and he make accommodations for us. The actual trails off the road are quite rugged, really more of a rock scramble. The areas that we covered were beautiful. There were also some interesting birds.
Caleb made a delicious lunch that he brought and we stopped on the way to select what beverages we wanted.

We went home a different road past some ancient farms still under cultivation and a small town that also were very interesting. Caleb was able to explain the indigenous culture and customs. This is a nice alternative to the city yet very close by.
Written 17 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Louise S
Eugene, OR4 contributions
Palca Canyon tour from La Paz
Nov 2017 • Friends
A beautiful natural area close to La Paz. The canyon was spectacular with access to different slot canyons leading off from the main canyon. Interesting natural areas and very interesting and majestic rock formations. Our guide was knowledgeable about both the canyon and Bolivia in general and was very willing to answer questions. The canyons are a bit of a scramble but Caleb was very good about tailoring the walks to my 62 year old self. Felt safe all the way and enjoyed the challenge of seeing this unique natural area
Written 20 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dgh1658
Nashville, TN21 contributions
Palca Canyon Tour
Oct 2017 • Solo
I spent a day with Armando my guide hiking the Palca Canyon in October. It was a great experience and well worth the 2 hour drive from La Paz to the canyon. Caleb who runs Solace Tours was great with communication on having Armando pick me up at my apartment and what to expect during the hike. They packed a great lunch along with a cold beer to finish off the hike. Great experience and well worth doing if you're in La Paz.
Written 11 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ian T
Boston, MA14 contributions
Palca Canyon Tour
Jul 2017 • Family
My teenage kids and I returned to La Paz this July and were looking for a one day excursion that we hadn't done before. We contacted Caleb who runs Solace Tours to take us to the Palca Canyon (Caleb is originally from the States and now lives in La Paz).
He picked us up from our hotel and took us deep into this fantastic, incredibly beautiful, and very expansive natural wonder; there are no paths and he seemed to have an intimate knowledge of the area. For a better idea of what this place has to offer, my son took some incredible drone footage of the canyon which can be found on Caleb's "Solace Trekking and Tours" website.
We would definitely highly suggest this excursion to anyone who would like to spend an amazing day exploring this natural wonder.
Written 31 August 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ryanchrys
Denver, CO63 contributions
an experience we'll never forget!
Mar 2017 • Couples
Caleb at Solace Trekking and tours helped us figure out the best use of our time in Bolivia and created an incredible custom trek through the Andes and then booked us an amazing trip in Salar and then we came back to La Paz and did an incredible trek in Palca Canyon, then he helped us with bookings in Coroico. He gave us rides and made sure we were taken care of in every way. He is super knowledgeable, able and willing. Tell him Ryan and Kristy sent ya! :D
Written 21 March 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Amazing Guide and Amazing Experience
If you are looking to experience the incredible beauty of Bolivia in a fun, diverse and safe adventure, I would hig
tazotea
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Great guide on a Day Trip from La Paz
Caleb is a great guide. His enthusiasm for Bolivia is infectious. He brings a unique perspective. Having grown u
Kathi1408
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Unique tour with a very knowledgeable guide!
I cannot empathize enough how well I liked the tour with Caleb. He very obviously loves Bolivia and knows a ton abo
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Off the beaten path
Had a great tour and got more than the value of what we paid. Caleb not only took us to Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca
antoinetteog
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Different. And not for the faint hearted!
Like the other reviews say this tour is different and less touristy than others which was a positive. We had a nic
TomLuke123
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Fantastic experience & Exceptional guide
We had only 5 days in La Paz and wanted to see and experience local culture, history and learn about country’s curr
Lemonstravel
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Great Day!
This tour was great! It’s off the beaten path for sure; we were the only people at the Lake. It was a perfect day
heinly21
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Excellent agency for experiencing La Paz off-the-beaten-path
Caleb’s strength is definitely introducing people to the hidden and off-the-beaten-path parts of La Paz. He has wor
ccyy4
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Long uncomfortable ride in a rickety car
I communicated with Caleb by email prior to booking. There was an issue with price discrepancy between his site and
Zaki28
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So different to what we expected
Caleb picked us up and was very entertaining throughout our tour with history, geological facts in often very amusi
drunkenaussie1
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Best choice for off the beaten track adventures in La Paz
Had a grea time with Caleb exploring Palca Canyon and other areas of La Paz. As a vegan food was not expecting much
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We have just arrived back from a 3 day trek with our guide Caleb and we could not be more happy. The service provid
65dazl
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2 days exploring Palca Canyon
An absolute hidden gem just outside of La Paz. Myself and the guide (Caleb) spent two full days exploring and climb
JERODRIG R
JERODRIG R
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Great guide
You definitely get to see a lot outside of the city. The tour was interesting and Caleb is full of information. He
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Caleb organized an excellent tour for us, giving us the opportunity to discover the islands on foot. He's clearly p
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