Is one of the most important ancient civilizations in the world and more is being learnt about it every day. For anyone with an interest in the history of Andean cultures and archaeology it is a worth while day trip from La Paz.
This archaeological site of is a little over 70 km west from the city of La Paz towards the border town of Desaguadero.
Although the Tiwanaku site is still under investigation large areas have been uncovered and many parts restored. Your guide will talk you through the history of the Tiwanaku site and in both museums. For those who have visited sites in Peru you will be interested to find how Tiwanaku influenced many of the other civilizations further north.
A visit to the site of Tiwanaku takes a couple of hours and some of the areas you will visit and learn about include:
Tiwanaku is one of the most important ancient civilizations in the world and more is being learnt about it every day.
- Puerta del Sol – The Gateway of the Sun
- Kalasasaya – 130m x 120m ritual platform with impressive steps
- Templete Semi-Subterraneo – 26m x 28m sunken pit with 178 carved stone faces
You need to bring: On this tour you must bring warm clothing, gloves, wooly hats, bottle of water and sun block to avoid sun burning.