Full Day Tiwanaku Tour: Explore the Ancient Empire's Mysteries
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Uncover the ancient mysteries of the Tiwanaku Empire on a full-day tour. Explore the archaeological sites, visit the museum, and enjoy a guided tour with a professional historian. Lunch included.
Duration: 8 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Tiwanaku - Departure from the hotel, located in the central vicinity of Plaza San Francisco. The journey to Tiwanaku is roughly 90 minutes from La Paz.\n\n10:30 a.m. Entry to the Tiwanaku Museum, showcasing the historical remnants of the Tiwanaku civilization that thrived from 1580 B.C. to 1180 A.D.\n\nSubsequently, we’ll explore the Tiwanaku archaeological site, recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Highlights include: the Semi-Subterranean Temple of Kalasasaya, the primary ceremonial site; the Gate of the Sun, a tribute to the Andean calendar featuring the deity Pachacutec; the Gate of the Moon, dedicated to the Andean lunar goddess Killa; the Akapana Pyramid ruins, which some scholars claim were once larger than Egypt’s Giza pyramids; and the notable monoliths Bennett, Fraile, Ponce, among others.\n\nFollowing the site visit, we’ll enjoy lunch in the Tiwanaku village before heading back to La Paz.\n\n4:30 p.m. Estimated return to La Paz (either Plaza San Francisco or Illampu Avenue, subject to traffic).
What's Included
  • Lunch included
  • Transportation provided
  • Entrance fees covered
What's Not Included
  • Tips
Additional Information

Visit the most antique archeological site of South America, the remains of the first precolumbian empire from the western hemisphere.

During this tour you will discover the traditions and mysteries of this sacred place visiting the Sun of the Gate, semi-subterranean temple, Akapana, buried pyramid, monoliths that represent the priests (or shaman) during the zenith of this empire. Additionally, we visit Puma Punku, a mysterious archeological site.

You will visit the museum where there are many relics from this empire, including skulls, tools, golden jewelry, weapons, textiles, and other artifacts.

This tour includes lunch and the services of a professional guide well-versed in history, culture, and archaeology.

*This price is valid for groups of 2 travelers; if you are traveling alone, please send us a message to arrange.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Nov 27, 2023
Tiwanaku best experience - We were looking for a day trip from La Paz, since we had an extra day in Bolivia. All the reviews we read for other companies didn't give us hope that we will find a tour company that would suit us. 2 days before we left for our trip, I accidently found On Experiences. I booked the trip and started communicating with them right away. I loved their professionalism and decided to cancel my other day trips and re-book with them. I am so glad We did. Kevin was just amazing, a well full of knowledge on the history and details. Answered all our questions. The tour was private so we moved at our own pace for viewing and visiting. He also takes great pictures. I recommend On Experiences in a heart bit. I am definitely passing along their name to my friends when visiting Bolivia.
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up to 10 guests
1 Adult
May 2024