(This tour is available in two options – coach and private. The private option offers you greater flexibility to do the tour at your own pace.)
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken for an archaeological sightseeing tour to the Tiwanaku pre-Columbian ruins. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
Located on the north-eastern shores of Lake Titicaca, the Tiwanaku ruins are the most important archaeological site of Bolivia. Tiwanaku was the centre of a civilization that dominated the region for more than 3000 years.
On reaching the ruins, you will be shown around the Temple of Kalasaya, Akapana (ancient stone pyramid), the underground temples, and Puma Punku. Puma Punku is another 'temple area' with many finely cut stones some weighing over 100 tonnes. It is believed that it was a giant wharf.
There will also be a visit to the Anthropology Museum that houses impressive artifacts unearthed from the excavations.
Among the impressive stone works at the ruins are structures such as the Gate of the Sun, a portal carved from a single block of stone weighing 15 tons.
After touring the ruins return to La Paz and get dropped off at your hotel. There is also an option of a transfer to Lake Titicaca.
This tour ends either in La Paz or Lake Titicaca.