Tiwanaku is located 72KM (44 Miles) West of La Paz. Tiwanaku is considered by experts and scholars alike to be one of the most significant pre-Inca sites in the Americas. It is possible that the name Tiwanaku was derived from the Ayamara taypiqala meaning Centre Stone adding weight to the theory that the culture believed Tiwanaku was the very centre of the earth.
Tiwanaku has now been recognized by UNESCO and is a truly remarkable place to visit and should feature high on any visitors’ itinerary.
Marvel at Viracocha, (Sun God), as he stares down from the ‘Gateway of the Sun’ just as he has done for many hundreds of years. Browse the large collection of artifacts on display in the excellent on site museum. Imagine what it must’ve been like to witness a large crowd gathered in the Semi-subterranean temple listening to there leaders or perhaps worshiping Viracocha. It is hard not to get caught up in the heady mix of culture, architecture, and spirit of Tiwanaku.
TIWANAKU FULL DAY
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM
On the way to Tiwanaku you will stop at a natural viewpoint, Lloco Lloco to observe the immense size of the Andean plateau, the sacred lake and the dramatic Royal mountain range.
You will visit the ruins of the pyramid of Akapana , Kantatayita, the semi submereged temple, Kalasasaya, the sarcophagus of Putini, the sun door, the Pumapunku temple and the museums.
You will also visit the main streets and local church of nearby Tiwanaku town.
On the way back to La Paz city you will visit the small historical town of Laja , where the city of La Paz was founded for the first time in 1548.
DURATION: 8 Hrs.
Fees: Museum Convencional and Monumental Litico, archaeological ruins.
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