La Paz - Tiwanaku - Copacabana, private tour
Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) is the most important pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia, maybe even in South-America.
It is considered one of the oldest civilizations of the Andes region (1300 BC-1200 AD). The fascinating culture, the religion and the brilliant architectural and astronomical knowledge existed for some 3.000 years.
Tiwanaku was the biggest city in its time; according to assumes it had a population of between 20,000 to 120,000 people.
The ruins of Tiwanaku are located at a distance of 72 km from the city of La Paz.
As cultural heritage of humanity the ruins are protected by UNESCO. The most important highlights are the Kalasasaya Temple, the Akapana Pyramid, the Sun Gate Intipunku and the semi underground temple.
You will be picked-up from your hotel in La Paz at 8.00 hrs. to go to Tiwanaku.
Before arriving there you will visit the viewpoint Lloko Lloko where you will have an excellent view at the Cordillera Real and Laja, the place where La Paz originally was founded.
Around 10.30 hrs. you will reach Tiwanaku.
The visits of the museums and the ruins will take some 3 hrs. After lunch you will continue to Copacabana, where the tour will end around 18.00 hrs.
You can do this tour vice versa as well, from Copacabana to Tiwanaku and on to La Paz. You will get to see the same places of interest.
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