COMPLEX TIAHUANACO OR TIWANACO:
Is located 20 km south-eastern shore of Lake Titicaca in La Paz Department in Bolivia, was an important Pre-Columbian archaeological site of Tiwanaku culture, Where are the ruins of the ancient city, known as: Kalasasaya and other important buildings; Puma Punku, Door of the Sun, Monolito Ponce, Keri Cala, Putuni, Laka Kollu, the Akapana pyramid and Wila Pukara, which served as residence to the priestly elite. Many constructions of Tiahuanaco architecture have not been maintained due to the low resistance of the adobe (Mass of mud and straw, molded shaped bricks) against severe weather conditions in the highland region.
Here you can read the information of the most important places of the ancient city of Tiahuanaco.
Is a temple complex or monument that is part of the Tiwanaco, This Building is so unique in the way that it was constructed, shaped and positioned, and you will find incredible stones with perfect right angles, almost smooth as glass, as though they used machine tools or even lasers, evidence of ancient civilizations using modern technology.
An important building of 126 meters long by 117 meters. wide, inside there is a large rectangular sunken courtyard that you descend a staircase carved on a single rock of six steps; it passing through a monolithic door, in whose center is the "Estela" or the "Monolito Ponce".
Gate of the Sun
Is a megalithic solid stone arch or gateway constructed by the ancient Tiwanaku culture. The large monolithic cover is 3 meter tall by 3.75 meter wide; its weight is estimated at 12 tons. The lintel was carved in one piece from a block of andesite and is fully sculpted in high and flat relief, the center is depicted the God of Varas.
The Akapana pyramid, or sacred mountain of Tiahuanaco
Is a much eroded, seven-level pyramid measuring some 200 meters wide by 17 meters tall. Nearby is the Subterranean Temple and the Kalasasaya, the Akapana is precisely oriented to the cardinal directions.
For this tour, our private driver will pick you up from your down hotel in Puno, at 7:00 am. Who’s will take you to Desaguadero, by the shores of the Lake Titicaca, along the way, we will passing many small town lake as; Chuchito, Acora, Juli, Pomata. (2 hours and 45 min time of travel).
Arriving to Desaguadero, border Perú – Bolivia, where our private Bolivian guide and driver will be waiting for you and help you with your document step or check in of your document to enter to Bolivia and continuing our journey to Tiahuanaco (travel time 45 min).
At 12:00 pm. Bolivian Hour, we will visit to Puma Punku and lunch, then, we will continue with our tour to Archeological complex of Tiahuanaco; where we will visit to the main places lake as; The Sun Gate, Pyramid Of Akapana, Monolith Beneth, temple of Kalassasaya, Museum of Stones and others.After our visit, we will head to La Paz, arriving at approx. 5:30 pm. and transfer to their downtown hotel in La Paz.
- Advice one day before the tour.
- Lunch in Tiahuanaco.
- Guide (Spanish / English) (Peru and Bolivia).
- Entrance fees to Tiahuanaco.
- Private tourist transportation - Perú and Bolivia.
- Others not mentioned in the program.
- Cash - enough extra expenses (Horse rental - driver, tips and souvenirs).
- Hotel in La Paz.
- Drinks and Snack.
- Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
|2 People||$ 299.00 USD|
|3 People||$ 349.00 USD|
|4 People||$ 385.00 USD|