Private Tour: Tiwanaku Archeological Site From La Paz

La Paz, Bolivia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Overview

Uncover the ancient mysteries of the Tiwanaku, a vast archeological site on the shores of Lake Titicaca, on a private half-day tour from La Paz. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit the majestic pyramids and sacred temples of the site while enriching your knowledge of Tiwanaku civilization. Hear of the empire’s mysterious disappearance after thriving for a millennium, and enjoy the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour. Convenient round-trip transportation from your La Paz hotel is included and a morning or afternoon option is available.
  • Private tour from La Paz to the pre-Incan archeological site of Tiwanaku
  • Tour the ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a knowledgeable private guide
  • See adobe structures like the Kalasasaya temple and Akapana pyramid
  • Contemplate the mysterious symbols on the Gateway of the Sun
  • Learn about the puzzling details surrounding the end of the Tiwanaku civilization
  • Private tour includes hotel transport and provides a more personalized experience

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up travelers from all hotels in downtown La Paz

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Commence your cultural tour with pickup from your La Paz hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Sink into your soft seat during the scenic 1-hour drive and get acquainted with your private guide; listen as the historical scene of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed site is set and then feel your excitement heighten as you arrive at the Tiwanaku ruins, positioned picturesquely upon the shore of Lake Titicaca. 

Enrich your knowledge of one of the most significant civilizations in the Americas as you discover ancient structures like Puerta del Sol (Gateway of the Sun) and the mystifying Kalasasaya temple. Hear of the city’s 200 BC origin and delve into the mysterious circumstances surrounding the empire’s disappearance while admiring the stone faces and anthropomorphic relics of various pyramids and platforms. 

Conclude your tour after an enriching 2-hour tour of the complex, then bid your guide farewell on return to your La Paz hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Tiwanaku
Tiwanaku was one of the most significant Andean civilizations. Its influence extended into present-day Peru and Chile and lasted from around AD 550 to 1000. Explore its capital - the monumental city of Tiwanaku, located at the center of the state's core area in the southern Lake Titicaca Basin, where scientists have discovered plenty of archaeological evidence, and are still piecing together the meanings of the religion and how it may have contributed to the state’s expansion. The pre-Columbian archaeological complex is one of the largest sites in South America. Surface remains currently cover around 4 square kilometers and include decorated ceramics, monumental structures, and megalithic blocks.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Nacional de Arqueologia MUNARQ - National Archeology Museum
Our accredited guide will accompany you in the onsite museum, explaining what you'll see at each level.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Puma Punku
Included on this tour at no extra charge. Visit bewildering constructions at the mysterious Puma Punku archeological site that helped organize the ancient Tiwanaku state.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and clothing and bring bottled water, sunscreen and a hat
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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