8 hoursStart time
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 8 hours
Your hotel in La Paz. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Visit the ruins of Tiwanaku and learn more about Bolivia’s history on this tour. Seventy kilometres from La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, the Tiwanaku ruins are one of the most popular places of interest in Bolivia and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Lying on the southern shores of Lake Titicaca.
The Tiwanaku ruins are also one of the greatest architectural achievements of pre-Incan South America. Explore this ancient ceremonial centre and see the ‘Puerta del Sol’ or Gateway of the Sun, a megalithic gateway carved from a single block of stone! Also visit Kalasaya, which is believed to be a ritual platform built using huge blocks of red sandstone.
The Akapana pyramid is another structure which makes Tiwanaku one of the popular places of interest in Bolivia. Walk around and see the Puma Punku or Gateway of the Puma which has megaliths weighing more that a whopping 440 tonnes! Stop by the anthropology museum and you can learn more about Tiwanaku and Bolivia’s history. One of the most important archaeological sites in Bolivia, this tour of the Tiwanaku ruins is something you wouldn’t want to miss!
Return towards La Paz or transfer to Lake Titicaca.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
Vicente was knowledgeable, friendly and patient with my questions and photo ops. His Aymaran heritage gave me an entirely amazing insight into the mystery of this place that no...David Glass, United States, 20/May/2014
This is a fascinating venue, and well worth visiting. And the lunch was really nice, too...Andrew N Parker, Australia, 17/Jul/2012
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