Tiwanaku - Pre Incan Ruins

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The Tiwanaku Ruins are an ancient archaeological marvel, dating back to 1500 BC. The UNESCO World Heritage site shows an intricate civilization's stone temples & intricate carvings.

Highlights

  • Kalasasaya Site
  • Pumapunku Site
  • Museums

Description

Tiwanaku, also spelled Tiahuanaco, is an ancient archaeological site located near the southeastern shore of Lake Titicaca about two hours from La Paz. It's considered one of the most important pre-Columbian archaeological sites in South America. Spanning several square kilometers, Tiwanaku is a testament to the advanced civilization that once thrived in the Andean highlands. The culture that thrived at Tiwanaku had a significant influence on the surrounding regions. Their agricultural innovations, such as raised fields and terraces, enabled them to cultivate crops in the harsh high-altitude environment, which, in turn, supported a thriving society. They also developed a distinctive artistic style, known for its intricate stone carvings and pottery. Today, Tiwanaku is a Unesco World Heritage site, drawing visitors and researchers from around the world. The site's historical and architectural significance continues to captivate the imagination of those interested in ancient civilizations and Andean history. These ruins stand as a testament to the ingenuity and cultural richness of the ancient Andean peoples. Its precise purpose and the reasons for its decline remain subjects of fascination and exploration, making it a crucial site for understanding the history of the Andes and its enigmatic past.

Includes

Includes: Shared Transportation Shared Bilingual Guide ( English - Spansh ) Visit to the ruins and museums.

Important Information

  • During this tour you will be walking and standing up. Most of it is out doors. There is very little sitting time aside from the bus ride and lunch.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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