TIWANAKU - Price per person 14 USD
Tiwanaku is a remarkable archaeological site of significant importances to understanding the Andean Empire. It has been much studied in the past 30 years and reported to be over 17000 years old.
Tiwanaku was a ritual city which, at its height, was home to perhaps 40,000 people and the ritual center for perhaps 500,000 people living in the three surrounding valleys. It was sustained by intense cultivation of the surrounding region, the irrigation system of which is still traceable. Radiocarbon dates and pottery analysis tell us that, although the first human occupation appeared in ca. 1500 BC, the site only started to become a monumental city around 600 BC and continued in use until about AD 1000; it’s peak was between AD 100 and 900.
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.
The tour stars between 8:00 a.m to 8:30 when the bus pick you up from your hotel. After a short trip, you will arrive to Tiawanaku. You will visit two museums and the archeological site. After that, you are going to have time for your lunch and return to La Paz around 2:00 p.m. arriving to La Paz around 4:00 pm.
INCLUDED IN TOUR
• Transportation and pick up from your Hotel or Hostel ( just downtown)
• Guide - English and Spanish-speaking
NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR
• Hotel dropoff (the tour finish at Illampu street)
• Entrance fees - 80 Bs total
• Water / extra beverages
• Meals and snacks