TIWANAKU – CULTURE (Pre-Inka Ruins)

Tiwanaku is the most important archeological site in Bolivia, due to its extension and magnificence. Previously called Taypi k'ala meaning Central Stone in the Aymara language.
The city of Tiwanaku is the capital of a powerful pre-Hispanic empire that dominated a large area of the southern Andes and beyond, reached its apogee between 500 and 900 AD. Its monumental remains testify to the cultural and political significance of this civilization, which is distinct from any of the other pre-Hispanic empires of the Americas.
The ruins of Tiwanaku bear striking witness to the power of the empire that played a leading role in the development of the Andean pre-Hispanic civilization. The buildings are exceptional examples of the ceremonial and public architecture and art of one of the most important manifestations of the civilizations of the region. Tiwanaku began as a small settlement, in what is known as its 'village period', around 1200 BC. It was self-sufficient, with a non-irrigated form of farming based on frost-resistant crops, essential at this high altitude, producing tubers such as potatoes, oca and cereals, notably quinoa. In more sheltered locations near Lake Titicaca, maize and peaches were also cultivated. The inhabitants lived in rectangular adobe houses that were linked by paved streets.
Tiwanaku is located at 71km from La Paz city on the highway La Paz – Desaguadero ( on the border to Bolivia - Peru) the trip is through a paved highway and take around 1hr 30 minutes: Tiwanaku altitude is 3,845 m.a.s.l.

At 08:00am. This circuit begins by picking up the tourists from their hotels in La Paz City (downtown area only), then we go towards a paved highway to Tiwanaku, located at 71km from La Paz city. Upon arrival you will visit the “Lithic and Ceramic” museums; later on, you will explore the Archaeological location of Tiwanaku which includes the principal ceremonial centers such as: The Akapana Pyramid, The Underground Temple, The Kalasasaya Temple, The Gate of the Sun, and more. The time of the guided visit is approximately 2.5 hours, by the end of the visit we will enjoy a typical lunch of the region before returning to the La Paz city.
Included:

  • Shared tourist transport.
  • Guide.
  • Entrance fee to Tiwanaku.
  • Lunch

08:30am: This circuit begins by picking up the tourists from their hotels in La Paz City (downtown area only), then we go towards a paved highway to Tiwanaku, located 71km from the city of La Paz. Upon arrival you will visit the “Lithic and Ceramic” museums, later on you will explore the Archaeological location of Tiwanaku which includes the principal ceremonial centers such as: The Akapana Pyramid, The Underground Temple, The Kalasasaya Temple, The Gate of the Sun, and more. The time of the guided visit is approximately 2.5 hours, by the end of the visit we will enjoy a typical lunch of the region. Afterwards, we will have the connection to Desaguadero on the border of Bolivia -Peru (Migration) and we will take private transport to the city of Puno (Perú)
Included:

  • Private transport La Paz – Tiwanaku – Desaguadero – Puno
  • Guide
  • Entrance fee to Tiwanaku
  • Lunch

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