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, 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, to heal and to 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 after the experience.
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide
Exclusions: Our customers need to bring their questions
Your Trip: For your online Urban Adventure experience, you will be in a private Zoom or Meet group of a maximum of 4 people.
Confirmation of booking: After booking, you will receive an invite with a personal link for the experience. Multiple guests may participate from one device
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than 1 day before the experience will receive a full refund. Cancellations within this period attract a 100% cancellation fee.