Online Private La Paz Experience: Coca Leaf Reading Ceremony
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Take part in a sacred Andean ceremony with a live coca leaf reading from Bolivia. Your host will take you to visit a local Amauta, who will interpret what the leaves have to tell you and offer insight into any decisions you may be trying to make. Come with your questions and an open mind! Note: The start time for this experience is in local La Paz time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local La Paz time.  

Highlights


  • Experience an intimate and interactive sacred coca leaf reading ceremony

  • Ask your Amauta questions about different aspects of your life, such as love, health, work or family

  • Learn about the significance of Mama coca and Amautas to Andean people

  • Chat with your host about Andean culture and traditions while enjoying views of La Paz and El Alto city

Local english-speaking guide
Our customers need to bring their questions
Important Information
What is included in the tour'

Local, English-speaking guide

What isn't included in the tour?

Our customers need to bring their questions

Where do we meet?

From the comfort of your own home! The start time for this experience is in local La Paz time. Please remember to check the corresponding start time for your time zone. Your email confirmation will be in local La Paz time.

Where does the tour end?

Your own home

What is the duration of the tour?

1 hour

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of four travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for four travellers.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.

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Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By taking this tour, you are supporting local tour guides who have been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Your host will welcome you at the cable car station and virtually take you for a ride on this very local form of transportation.  Along the way, enjoy some aerial views of the city and chat with your host about Bolivian culture and traditions, as well as daily life in El Alto city and the Andes. Then it’s time for the reading! Did you know, that the reading of coca leaves is the most recognized divinatory method in South America? The coca leaf, often called Mama Coca, is viewed by locals as a magical element, with the power to guide, heal and channel Andean spirits. An Amauta is someone who interprets the leaves to reveal a person’s destiny. We’ll meet with a local Amauta who will lead us in our own Mama coca reading ceremony. You’ll have the chance to ask any specific questions you may have to the Mama coca. These coca leaf ceremonies are traditionally used by the Andean people to guide them in various aspects of their lives, including love, health, work, and family. The Amauta invokes the spirit of the plant as well as the person who is being read, to uncover answers to their questions. After your ceremony, we’ll give thanks to Mama Coca and the Amauta for their guidance. We’ll also take a picture of you after your ceremony, for you to keep as a souvenir of your virtual visit to La Paz and El Alto. Sometimes the Amauta will suggest another ceremony if you need further resolution. If this is something you’re interested in, we can discuss it after the experience.

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