Tiwanaku Tour Overview
At 5:30, we start the full-day tour of the ruins of Tiwanaku.
Tiwanaku full-day tour distances:
- Puno to Desaguadero travel: 2 hours and 20 minutes. 147.1 km / 91.40 miles.
- Desaguadero to Tiwanaku trip: 40 minutes. 45.4 km / 28.21 miles, 42 min.
- Visitors must process their Bolivian VISA!
- Travelers can process their visas at the Bolivian consulates of Lima, Ilo, Cusco, or Puno (Peruvian side).
- From the city of Puno, visitors start the trip by vehicle and the driver to Desaguadero.
- Migrations: Bolivian side: Registration takes between 30 and 50 minutes.
BREAKING NEWS: Not all countries require a VISA to enter Bolivia; write us through the form putting your nationality and we will send you more information.
Tiwanaku Tour schedule:
- 05:30 The trip begins
- 8:00 Arrival Peru – Bolivia borderline “Desaguadero” migration processing and currency exchange.
- 08:30 Start the journey from Desaguadero “Bolivia” to Tiahuanaco | Meeting with the Bolivian guide.
- 09:10 Tiwanaku Tour arrival.
- 09:30-12:00 one 1/2-hour guided tour of Tiwanaku to explore the archaeological complex and the lithic museum.
- 13:00-14:00 Lunch “Not included.”
- 14:00 Return to Desaguadero.
- 14:40 Arrival to Desaguadero Bolivia – Peru borderline.
- 15:30 Departure to Puno city from Desaguadero.
- 18:00 Puno arrival
- PUNO: 3,827 meters / 12,555 feet. – DESAGUADERO: 3,827 meters / 12,555 feet. – TIAHUANACO: 3,885 meters / 12,746 feet.
Ruins of Tiwanaku Highlights – Why you will love this experience:
- Fantastically unique ruins, just outside Tiwanaku and a true wonder of the world!
- Explore Akapana “built 14,000 years BC.”
- Andes Sun Gate: Incredible construction cradled in the basin of the Peruvian-Bolivian Altiplano, around the Titicaca region.
Detailed itinerary for this Tiwanaku one day tour
Tiwanaku was the oldest culture in America, with 27 and a half centuries from 1580 BC to 1172 after Christ. You enter by a seven-step stretch in the middle of the eastern wall.
Characteristics of the ruins of Tiwanaku
Tiwanaku is the leading Andean site in the country of Bolivia. In an area of 30 hectares, it presents a set of Templar remains of the Tihuanaku culture. Within its environment, there is a plateau between two mountains, some fields, and local communities.
Tiwanaku Buildings I
- Semi subterranean temple: There are three monoliths; you can see 175 nailed heads in its interior walls.
- Kalasasaya Temple: We have
- The Estela Ponce Monolith (at the center of the inner courtyard)
- The Monolith el Fraile (at one end).
- The famous SUN GATE “sculpture of Tihuanaku.”
- Pyramid of Akapana: It is an imposing pyramid structure of the Altiplano Culture. Akapana has 800 meters of the perimeter, and according to the chronicles at its top, there were beautiful buildings. In 1753, the Spanish Diego Ayardeburo excavated the pyramid in search of treasures and destroying the top. In 1900, the construction of the railroad La Paz-Guaquil used the platforms as a quarry.
Tiwanaku Buildings II
- Agro-fields (Sucacollos): Fields of crops formed by elongated loins of earth.
- Kantatallite: Its name comes from Aymara, meaning “light of dawn.”
- Putuni and Khery Qala: The ruins of two buildings known as Putuni (Palace of the coffins) and Khery Qala.
- Bennett Monolith: This piece measures 7.30 meters and has an approximate weight of 20 tons.
- Winter Solstice in Tihuanaku temple. A great manifestation of the Andes religion and customs of local sun worship. The central action takes place every June 21 (winter solstice) inside the temple of Kalasasaya in Tihuanaku. At dawn, those present gather in the temple and await the sunrise with their hands extended towards him.
III Puma Punku Mysterious Artifacts, Private Trip
- It is difficult to imagine a more inappropriate place for the development of an advanced altiplano civilization.
- The first vestiges of the Altiplano (Aymara Inca) culture date from 400 BC. At best, 400,000 people lived in the area.
- Puma Punku is not a port. It makes no sense to make that port.
- Pumapunku culture flourished between 300 and 1000 after Christ.
- The ancestral blocks fit together like a puzzle.
- Stones are the proportion of a mammoth.
Scientific evidence that the puma punku h-blocks are artificial geopolymer!
Tiwanaku Ruins full-day prices [USD]
*We do not add other people to our group.
PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2021 – 2022 | We run this tour only as a Private Service
- Yolo $375. “prices reduce if there are more people in your group.”
- Two clients $245.
- Three people $195.
- Four tourists $170.
- Five visitors $158.
- Six travelers $142.
- Seven explorers $137.
- Eight customers $132.
- Nine adventurers $130.
- Ten vacationers $127.
- 11 excursionists + $122.
HOW TO BOOK THIS TIWANAKU TITICACA TOUR
Tiwanaku Tour Bolivia From Puno