The ancient city is found 71 kilometers outside of the city of La Paz; its route, which passes through the Bolivian-Peruvian border immigration post of Desaguadero after Tiwanaku, is via an asphalted highway and takes about 1.5 hours. Tiwanaku is found at an altitude of about 3,845 meters above sea level.
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08:00-08:45 am– Personal pickup from your hotel/hostel in the center of La Paz to start the trip to Tiwanaku via an asphalted highway.
AM – Arrival to Tiwanaku, with a visit to the Lithic and Ceramic museums which house around 3,500 recovered archaeological artifacts, ceramic tools, and diverse stone, metal, bone, and leather pieces (monoliths, contrails, etc.) – as well as textiles; afterwards, we will visit the main archaeological site of Tiwanaku along with its principal ceremonial centers – like:
The Pyramid of Akapana – which is devoted to the various religious cults and also to astronomy, representing the world above.
The Semi-Subterranean Temple – a quadrangular construction site which contains sculptures in its walls that resemble the faces of various people from diverse ethnicities, representing the underworld.
The Temple of the Standing Stones – which is the biggest temple of all of the religious centers, representing the earth where all humans live.
The Sun Gate – the most relevant cultural work in which can be seen the image of “Dios Sol” (Lord of the Staffs) and in which in its perimeter can be seen 48 figures which resemble winged creatures and kneeling men.
The Pumapunku Archaeological Site. Pumapunku is outstandingly known for its perfect usage of lithic material to create immense sculptured blocks of stone. The visit to the rest of the archeological sites is approximately 2.5 hours; afterwards, we will get to enjoy a lunch that is typical to Tiwanaku, and then we will return to La Paz.
16:30 pm – Approximate arrival to La Paz (central area).
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Shared touristic transport
Official tour guide
Entrances fees into Tiwanaku
Lunch (without alcoholic drinks)
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