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La Paz: Tiwanaku Archeological Site Full-Day Tour

1. La Paz: Tiwanaku Archeological Site Full-Day Tour

After pickup from your hotel in central La Paz at around 7:30 AM, you'll head to Tiwanaku to explore the most important archaeological site in Bolivia.  Located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, the city of Tiwanaku, also spelled Tiahuanaco, was the capital of a powerful pre-Incan civilization that dominated the Andean region between 500 AD and 900 AD. Arriving later, the Incas regarded Tiwanaku as the site where their god Viracocha rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca. With your guide, you'll explore this monumental site that includes several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, and mysterious rock carvings of alien-like faces. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back to La Paz. 

La Paz: Tiwanaku and Puma Punku Private Tour with Lunch

2. La Paz: Tiwanaku and Puma Punku Private Tour with Lunch

Itinerary: 08:30 a.m. Hotel pick up. 09:00 a.m. Departure to Tiwanaku. 10:30 a.m. Tour starts in Tiwanaku visiting the Museum’s exhibition of ceramics, mummies, Inca - Aymara skulls, jewelry, and more. Then, continue forward to the real Tiwanaku ruins such as: "Puerta del Sol", "Puerta de la Luna", the wall of stone faces, also included the famous “Templo de Kalasasaya”, “Piramide de Akapana” and “Pumapunku” Ruins. 02:00 p.m. Lunch. 03:00 p.m. Return to La Paz City. 04:30 p.m. Arrival at the hotel.

La Paz: Catamaran Cruise on Lake Titicaca

3. La Paz: Catamaran Cruise on Lake Titicaca

After being collected from your La Paz accommodation, you will be transferred to Copacabana to make a brief visit to the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Copacabana. From there you will board your catamaran cruise and will sail to the Isla del Sol, enjoying a snack on board. On this legendary island, the cradle of the Inca Empire, you will visit the garden, the stairs, and the Inca Fountain. Your itinerary also includes a visit to the Inti Wata Cultural Complex, the main private tourist attraction of Bolivia. This includes the underground museum of the Ekako, the traditional medicine and totora raft construction centers, the Pachamama terraces of Inca agriculture, an artisan center, the Intica refuge, and the largest variety of Andean camelids located in the "Manco Kapac" viewpoint. Your visit to the complex also includes the unique experience of sailing aboard a huge typical "Totora" raft, as well as making a panoramic visit to the Inca palace of Pilkokaina. You will later board the catamaran again before continuing to sail, enjoying a buffet lunch and the majestic panorama of Lake Titicaca. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transferred by car back to La Paz.

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What people are saying about La Paz

It was a highly professional and a good trip. Since there were no other travelers, it was kind of a private tour and I was very satisfied by it. The guide Álvaro is very knowledgeable and helped me to take nice photos. Thanks!

Fantastic tour of the site and its museums. They take care of you from when you leave your hotel to when you come back. And always very informative. Highly recommend our guide, Alvaro, with this tour.

I loved the experience, an excellent guide who taught me a lot about the Tiwanaku culture and its history. Thank you Mabel. It was a wonderful day.

The archaeological ruins are impressive and the old man is very nice...

Great experience, very good. The best guide and a lot of charisma.