La Paz & Tiwanaku Day Trip

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With this Day Trip from Puno, you'll discover the cultural and historical centre of Bolivia. Explore the fascinating locations of La Paz and Tiwanaku.

Highlights

  • Exploring La Paz's Colonial Quarters and Historic Center
  • Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas)
  • Tiwanaku Archaeological Site

Description

We'll pick you up from your hotel in Puno at 4 am and shortly after we’ll head towards the border between Peru and Bolivia, located in the town of Desaguadero. From here, we'll enter Bolivia and head to the capital. After a 4 hour road trip, we’ll arrive in La Paz and take a guided visit to one of the colonial quarters, the 16 de Julio Avenue and the Mariscal Santa Cruz Avenue. We'll also be able to explore the historic centre and visit the 16th century church of San Francisco, an elegant neoclassical cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Paz and the Plaza Murillo. Next, we'll make a stop so you can have lunch at your leisure. Shortly after, we'll continue our trip and go to the convent of Santo Domingo and the Witches' Market, a place full of mystical and esoteric objects that you'll love to browse. After visiting La Paz, we'll hop back on the bus and head to the archaeological site of Tiwanaku, one of the most important pre-Columbian cultures in Bolivia. We'll observe the great constructions revealing all their secrets: the temple of Kalasasaya, the pyramid of Akapana and the Gate of the Sun. We’ll also have the opportunity to admire the ´Queros´ or ceremonial vessels, as well as its walls decorated with figures of human faces called Huaco-portraits. During the trip to Tiwanaku, we’ll learn many interesting facts about the Tiwanaku empire, which extended through the central Andes to Lake Titicaca. Once we conclude our trip, we'll cross the border back to Peru and drop you off back at your hotel in Puno between 2 and 3 pm.

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Hotel pickup and drop off Journey by bus or minibus English–speaking guide Tickets

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