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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


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
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.


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, Jul 2017

The Tiwanaku site was a fantastic site to visit, with a lot of interesting archaeological detail on pre-inca and inca times. Our tour guide, Oscar, was even quite helpful in answering questions we had throughout the site. He did spend a lot of time on the phone, checking it many times during our tour, and also jumping on a couple of phone calls. We were even somewhat happy with the tour until the very end, when the tour was complete, and our guide took us to a restaurant to eat. After eating, he and the driver disappeared, and the restaurant came to our table with the bill -- we had to pay for his and the driver's lunch because he was MIA -- very shady!!! He then proceeded to fall asleep in the car during most of the ride back to La Paz. Unfortunately as a result I wouldn't recommend this tour, unless you can guarantee you'll have a different tour guide that won't pull the same shade.

, Jul 2016

The picture is very deceptive, but in spite of it, the tour was great.The tour guide, Oscar, was excellent and we enjoyed the tour on the whole a lot. People, however, should be aware that they are not going to see much of what they see in the picture because it is no longer there. The museum at the site gives a good sense of what is no longer visible, and the artifacts are interesting. The drive from La Paz is also very interesting.

, Jun 2016

I was rushed because I was told we had to due the Moon Tour on the same day. My guide spoke 90 of the time to the driver in Spanish while we were driving. When we were at the site he was on his phone 50 of the time talking or texting. I felt like a spare tire. He was a pleasent person but not the best tour guide.

, Aug 2015

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and professional. A wonderful experience.

, May 2015

This was a special trip to Bolivia as it was my children (13 and 11 years old ) first visit!
Our guide was fun, interesting, congenial and professional. He is a great story teller and showed us many hidden secrets Tikanaku! Thanks !

, Mar 2015

It was something I had wanted to do for a very long time. I really enjoyed my trip and would highly recommend it.


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