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La Paz - saya afro boliviano

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saya afro boliviano

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(5 reviews)
yungas, La Paz, Bolivia
60 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

The dance of the saya is the musical expression of the Afro-Bolivian people who arrived in Bolivia at the time of the conquest brought from Africa as slaves to work in the mines of Oruro and Potosi, it was the height of the harsh climatic conditions coupled with abuse that It did not allow the Africans to perform as expected, so they were taken to tropical areas of the country in climatic conditions more similar to their place of origin, so their descendants survive to this day in the Yungas region of La Paz. This dance, as it goes through time, fuses elements of African origin, such as Spanish and Aymara.


Meet Renan Ibanez

Renan Ibanez

Renan is a well known local guide in Bolivia. He has lead many group tours all over his country since 2002 showing its beautiful landscapes and history. He has contact with the deep native people from his country. History, Culture and Tradition are his areas of expertise, making him a perfect host of Bolivia. He will take us to places like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and maybe even the famous salt flats! Join him to share his love for his mother country, enjoying knowledge and his sense of humour!


What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to La Paz with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 60 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from La Paz. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.


Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.


Reviews from travellers

Jan (West Berkshire UK) B.

23 July 2021

Interesting time with Renan. Thank you.

Rachael (Bristol, UK) K.

18 July 2021

I had a smile on my face throughout the whole tour, I was clapping, tapping my feet and even dancing along. What a pleasure to meet the afro boliviano community and hear their story, really opened my eyes to the diverse communities and cultures of Bolivia, the more I see the more I fall in love with Bolivia.

Liz L.

17 July 2021

Fantastic tour celebrating Afro-Bolivian culture and resilience with wonderful dancing and music

Helen ..

17 July 2021

Interesting cultural tour learning about the Afro-Bolivian people, and watching a dance that fuses elements of African, Spanish and Aymara culture. Thank you, Renan for the tour!

Lisa T.

17 July 2021

loved the tour


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