Dyeing workshop in El Alto !

Spend half-day sharing with a warm community of women from El Alto (the suburbs of La Paz). Discovering weaving techniques and participation in a natural dyeing workshop!

Overview :

Length of stay :

1 days on the spot.

Transport :

Private car

Entry of the sites :

Comprise

Guide :

Spanish speaking driver and French speaking guide.

Altitude of the journey:

Between 3.600 m and 4.100 meters

Best moment of year :

All year long

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Steps and highlights:

Main steps:

Day 1

The trip in video:

Dyeing workshop in El Alto !

Highlights:

  • Presentation of the regions and plants of Bolivia
  • Introduction to natural dyeing
  • Sharing a Bolivian lunch
  • Discovering the weaving techniques

A beautiful intercultural connection in a very friendly atmosphere!

Day 1 : LA PAZ – EL ALTO – LA PAZ

More infos
Departure :

08:00 am

Accommodation :

NA

Meals included :

Lunch

Altitude :

Between 3.600 m and 4.100 meters

Time of transport :

2 hours approx.

Walking time :

NA

LA PAZ – EL ALTO – LA PAZ

From your hotel in La Paz, you will be driven to El Alto, in the suburbs of La Paz. Once you will get there, you will discover the natural dyeing workshop held by a community of women. You will be very warmly welcomed. After presenting to you the different types of plants and their magical powers, you will participate with the women of the community to the different steps to prepare the natural dyeing. A hearty meal will be prepared and served in a very friendly atmosphere. After that, you will go to see the result of the dyeing and will discover the weaving workshop and the different machines they use. A little exhibition located at the first floor will enable you to discover the collections they have made from the natural dyeing, and maybe buy some beautiful balls of wool in alpaca as a souvenir. You will then be taken to a nice playhouse "la casita" whose name has been chosen by the children who frequent it. You will meet Maria Teresa Alvarez, Bolivian and head of the playhouse which opened in 2001. Maria who lives alone with her two daughters administers with great energy and enthusiasm this beautiful space. You will discuss with her about the operation of the playhouse and will share a unique moment with the children. You will then be taken back to your hotel in La Paz at the end of the day.

Special information :
The playhouse opens 4 days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday).

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