our story

Sendas Altas, or High Trails, was born in 2005 in the sky-high andean metropolis of La Paz, Bolivia. Over the past 13 years we have become a full-service travel services and destination management company providing responsible travel and tourism services throughout the Central Andes,  including Bolivia, southern Peru, Chile from top to bottom as well as northern Argentina and Brasil.

We are experts in the natural and cultural history of this fascinating region and are passionate designers, operators and interpreters of cross-country tours that bring our clients into respectful contact with the people, ecosystems and landscapes of one of the world's key cradles of civilization. We believe that carefully practised tourism can be a positive force for the communities and landscapes of the region and work hard to be an environmentally, socially and ecologically responsible company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We operate our tours and special programs from a home office in La Paz and manage a network of partners in destinations around the region, including Lima, Arequipa, Cuzco,  Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca, La Paz, the Uyuni Salt Flats, San Pedro de Atacama, Salta and many many more. On all of our programs and in our relationships with communities, protected areas and sensitive sites, we practice our art based on values of sustainability and responsible business practices.

​Sendas Altas is owned by Tomas Sivila and Stephen Taranto and provide travel programs and travel support to hundreds of travelers each year, whether they are backpacking solo through the region or seeking fully-supported itineraries with multilingual guides and the best services available in each destination. We also operate numerous short programs for travelers seeking less support via our direct sales platform La Paz on Foot. La Paz on Foot specializes in community-based tourism, treks and urban adventures with a twist and has received TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence since 2015.

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