Explore the gateway of the sun Tiwanaku in a short walk visiting different temples and impressive megalithic constructions in the Tiwanaku archaeological complex in Bolivia.
Bolivia ruins Tiwanaku 1 day from Puno, Peru, is an epic journey to explore the enigmatic ruins of the Puma Punku Megalith Blocks. The sun’s gateway is the Inca culture’s origin: “Discover the archaeological site of Puma Punku.” The stone’s work is the most intriguing thing about the Sun Tiwanaku gateway.
Tiwanaku Ruins: These stone blocks’ technical delicacy and precision are incredible. The thousand-year-old architecture in the Tiwanaku archaeological complex contains such accuracy that not even a razor blade can slide between the carved rocks. Visit the Tiwanaku Titicaca Tour in a unique and spectacular expedition between Peru and Bolivia—guided tours of 1 full day from Puno with a land trip via Desaguadero.
Explore the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku, a pre-Columbian archaeological site near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. This full-day tour from Puno takes you on a journey through history as you discover the fascinating culture and architecture of the Tiwanaku people.
Embark on a journey through time and explore the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku and Pumapunku on a guided day trip tour.
Discover these fascinating sites’ incredible engineering and architecture, and learn about the rich history and culture of the Andean people who once inhabited them. Visit the Kalasasaya Temple, the Gate of the Sun, and the Akapana Pyramid, and learn about the significance of each site from your knowledgeable guide.
At 5:30, the tour guide and the vehicle’s driver come to the clients’ hotel to start the full-day trip to Tiwanaku from Puno.
We have two travel distances: the first travel route is between Puno on the Peruvian side, heading towards Desaguadero; “Desayuadero is the border town between Peru and Bolivia.”
The trip’s second leg is from Desayuadero towards Tiwanaku on the Bolivian side. After the expedition to Tiwanaku, we will return to Peru by the same route to Puno.
Tiwanaku Titicaca Tour: Our staff from Puno, as the tour guide plus the vehicle driver, go to the client’s hotel at 05:30 to start the trip to Tiwanaku. It is essential to bring warm clothing and rain gear since the climate is frigid in the Andean plains.
The trip from Puno to Desayuadero takes around two hours and 40 minutes; from Desaguadero to the Tiwanaku ruins, it takes 40 minutes, approximately 3 hours and 20 minutes. Upon arrival in Desaguadero, we went to the Bolivian-Peruvian immigration control to present our visas and continue the trip.
In Desaguadero, we use a local Bolivian car to get to the Tiwanaku ruins. We begin the guided tour with the Tiwanaku resident guide, exploring the splendid Tiwanaku ancestral ruins, the fantastic Tiwanaku lithic museum, and the megalithic blocks of Puma Punku.
At the end of the guided tour of Tiwanaku, we have free time to walk around Tiwanaku or go for lunch to taste typical Bolivian tourist dishes before starting the return trip to Peru towards Puno.
Tiwanaku was the oldest culture in America, 27 and a half centuries ago, from 1580 BC to 1172 after Christ. You enter through a seven-step stretch in the middle of the eastern wall.
Tiwanaku is the preferred Andean site in the country of Bolivia. An area of 30 hectares presents a set of Templar remains of the Tihuanaku culture. There is a plateau between two mountains, some fields, and local communities within its environment.
There is scientific evidence that the Puma punku h-blocks are artificial geopolymers!
A light walks
15 to 35 minutes
Puno City: 3,827m (12,555 ft)
Desaguadero: 3,827m (12,555 ft)
Tiwanaku: 3,885m (12,746 ft)
The Tiwanaku Tour is a guided tour of Bolivia’s ancient Tiwanaku archaeological site.
Tiwanaku is an ancient city in Bolivia that was once a thriving center of Andean civilization.
The Tiwanaku Tour can take anywhere from half a day to a full day, depending on the tour operator and the itinerary.
A Tiwanaku Tour typically includes transportation to and from the archaeological site, a guided tour, and sometimes lunch or other refreshments.
The cost of a Tiwanaku tour can vary depending on the tour operator, the tour length, and the services included. Generally, prices range from $135 to $290 per person.
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain. Sunscreen and a hat are also recommended, as the site can be very sunny.
Tiwanaku was once a powerful empire that flourished between 300 and 1000 CE. The city was eventually abandoned and rediscovered in the 19th century.
On a Tiwanaku Tour, visitors can see the ruins of the ancient city, including the Akapana Pyramid, the Sun Gate, and the Temple of Kalasasaya.
The Tiwanaku Tour can be suitable for children, but it is recommended to check with the tour operator first to ensure that the tour is appropriate for the age and interests of your children.
The Tiwanaku Tour can be challenging for disabled people, as the site has uneven terrain and steep stairs. However, some tour operators may be able to accommodate visitors with disabilities.
Yes, visitors are generally allowed to take photos on the Tiwanaku Tour. However, it is recommended to check with your tour guide first to ensure that photography is permitted in all areas of the site.
Visitors cannot bring food, drinks, or smoking materials onto the archaeological site. It is also recommended to leave large bags or backpacks on your transportation.
There are souvenir shops and markets near the Tiwanaku site where visitors can buy locally-made handicrafts and other souvenirs.
The Tiwanaku Tour can be taken year-round, but avoiding the rainy season (November to March) is recommended to prevent muddy and challenging roads.
It is recommended to book the Tiwanaku Tour in advance to ensure availability, especially during peak tourist seasons.
Yes, many tour operators offer combined tours that include Tiwanaku and other popular destinations in Bolivia.
Yes, it is possible to visit Tiwanaku independently
The Tiwanaku archaeological site is open daily to visitors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for certain national holidays.
The Tiwanaku Tour has no specific dress code, but visitors are encouraged to dress modestly out of respect for the ancient site and the local culture.
Visitors cannot bring their food and drinks to the archaeological site. However, there are food and beverage options available for purchase nearby.
Tiwanaku is located at an altitude of approximately 3,850 meters (12,630 feet) above sea level.
Altitude sickness can be a concern for some visitors on the Tiwanaku Tour, as the site is at a high altitude. It is recommended to consult with a doctor before the trip and to take precautions such as drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol.
Yes, there are restroom facilities available for visitors at the Tiwanaku site.
No pets are prohibited on the Tiwanaku Tour or the archaeological site.
There are no strict age restrictions for the Tiwanaku Tour, but an adult is recommended to accompany young children.
No, the Tiwanaku archaeological site is only open during the day, and visitors are not allowed to visit the site at night.
No, visitors are not allowed to climb on the ruins at Tiwanaku out of respect for the historical and cultural significance of the site.
Nearby attractions to Tiwanaku include the town of Tiwanaku, which has a museum and other historical sites, and the city of La Paz, known for its colorful markets and street food.
Some tour operators may offer discounts to students, seniors, or influential groups. It is recommended to check with the tour operator for any available deals.
PUNO CITY: 3,827 meters (12,555 feet).
DESAGUADERO: 3,827 meters (12,555 feet).
TIWANAKU RUINS: 3,885 meters (12,746 feet).
Tiwanaku Tours: We run this travel experience
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|1||$ 380.00 USD|
|2||$ 220.00 USD|
|3||$ 161.00 USD|
|4||$ 133.00 USD|
|5||$ 116.00 USD|
|6||$ 102.00 USD|
|7||$ 100.00 USD|
|8||$ 97.00 USD|
|9||$ 96.00 USD|
*The 1-day tour service to the Tiwanaku ruins from Puno is only offered as a private service. We do not want to add more people to your group to have an epic and pleasant trip between Peru and Bolivia.
Tiwanaku Tour Bolivia From Puno, explore the tremendous ancient ruins of Tiwanaku and the Tiwanaku site museum, where unique stone monoliths are presented as spectacular and unique artifacts. The visit ends with exploring the megalithic Pumapunku blocks scattered in Bolivia’s different areas of the Tiwanaku plain.