TIWANAKU - The cradle of andean civilizations


Tour Number

Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Italian (basic), English (fluent)

Full day tour - 8 hours

Tiwanaku was the oldest culture in America, with 27 half centuries of duration from 1580 B. C. to 1172 A. D. The pre-Hispanic city of Tiwanaku, located in the department of La Paz, near Lake Titicaca, was the capital of an extensive Andean state that included the western part of Bolivia, the Argentine northeast, the Litoral coast of Chile, from Copiapo toward the northern Atacama desert, considered as one of the most important culture in the Americas, which made great advances in science, architecture, engineering, astronomy, religion, philosophy and art, and created a unique technique to cultivate the land, and 't's among the greatest ancient civilizations of the world, which are distinguished by constructions of pyramidal temples, semiuderground temples, monuments made of sand stone, andesite stones and basalt, the hardest volcanically stone
Do not miss to visit Puma Punku, is the name of a large complex of temples, and it's part of a larger archaeological site known as Tiahuanacu.


08, 30 AM, pick you up from your hotel and start the tour to Tiwanaku, on way we will stop on Llokò Llokò hill (ritual place for the local people) to take pictures or just to observe the landscape
10, 00 AM, arrival to Tiwanaku, we will visit the ceramic and lithic museums, then the archeological center where are the Kalasasaya temple, Akapana Pyramid, Semiunderground temple
12, 30 PM, Lunch in a restaurant in Town
13, 30 PM visit Puma Punku, the most important achievement of this ancient civilization
15. 00 PM departure toward La Paz
16, 30 PM drop you off in your hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick you up from your hotel.
Upon request I can pick you up from the airport (extra charge may apply)

End location: Drop you off at your hotel.
Upon request, I can drop you off to the airport (extra charge may apply, please contact me).

Duration: 8 hours


Comfortable van APV.

What’s Included

Other: Private and comfortable transportation service.
Personalized guiding services.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

300 Bolivian peso - Entrance fee, meals and beverages.

What’s Extra

Other: Entrance fee to visit the museums, archeological center, and puma punku 100 Bolivian pesos, per person.


Because of traffic restrictions in La Paz, there might be restricted access to the downtown area on certain days.

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The day was very informative and David did well to keep us engaged
Irvine Rodger

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