Itinerary: La Paz – Cable Car – El Alto – La Paz
Highlights: Wrestling cholitas demonstration , talk with the cholitas
Women perform wearing traditional Bolivian dress featuring long braided hair, bowler hats and puffy, multi-layered skirts.
Once a derogatory term for indigenous or mixed heritage girls, the word “Cholita” has come to have positive connotations as a name for the empowered, fashion-conscious, resourceful and proud women of Bolivia.
For the first time, indigenous Aymara women are owning the word Cholita, using their iconic dress and feisty spirit to rise above the racism and oppression that has plagued them.
Adding wonderful colour and unique flair to an already flamboyant act, the wrestlers’ outfits surprisingly don’t hinder their performance and they manage to work around the cumbersome costumes.
Bizarre, crazy, empowering and hilarious are just some of the words used to describe one of La Paz’s most unusual attractions.
Inspired by America’s WWE and Mexico’s famous lucha libre, Chollita Wrestling is a one-of-a-kind event, featuring Bolivian women battling it out in spectacular fashion.
Over recent years, Cholita wrestling has become popular with both locals and tourists alike, the women captivating crowds with their colorful costumes and enthusiastic antics.
Cholitas wrestle will not disappoint!
The experience here is 100 % private so you’ll be able to see a show only for you and even be part of it, that way you could not only watch the show but also have the chance to meet one of the wrestler cholitas and talk with them.
DURATION : Half day (8:30 – 12:30)
MEALS : Typical Snack Salteña
– Pick up and drop-off at your hotel
– Bilingual tour guide
– Typical Snack
– Private Transport
– Wrestling demonstration
– Personal Expenses
– Insurance of any kind