La Paz, Bolivia

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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. 

From La Paz: Tiwanaku Guided Tour

2. From La Paz: Tiwanaku Guided Tour

Depart La Paz and journey by air-conditioned minivan to the town of Tiwanaku on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Get stunning views of the landscape and flora and fauna along the way. Visit the archaeological museum upon arrival and learn about the history of the Tiwanaku Empire – one of the oldest civilizations in South America. Explore the fascinating monuments of the site with your guide, including the cross-shaped Akapana pyramid structure and the Semi-Subterranean Temple with walls covered with tenon heads of different styles. Go to the Gate of the Moon and Puma Punku temple and learn the history of each monument and the ancient civilization that created them. Break to enjoy a traditional lunch before returning to La Paz.

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, Bolivia

Nice tour!

Small coordination problems with the local operator: meeting at 8:00 am and they came to learn us at 7:40 am. Then they took us to the bus station (arrived at 8:10) where we waited until 9:30 to be picked up by the guide and begin the shared tour with 8 other people. The tour is very beautiful and the guide is prepared. Definitely to do if you are staying in La Paz.

Simply sensational!! For those who like it, it's a super ride, liberating, super cultural, rich in stories and knowledge. In addition to the Guide who took us to be super knowledgeable about everything and told us about all points from leaving the hotel to returning to the hotel. My husband and I loved it and we highly recommend it!

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!

Beautiful location, well structured tour with great lunch, tranfer, hotel, guide and transportation.