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Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia
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We took a day trip to Tiwanaku which was a very informative tour. Our guide had an extensive knowledge about the history of the site and we visited the 2 archaeological sites and 2 museums. If you are interested about the history, especially pre-incan, this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fernand73
Reviewed 2 days ago

Bolivia hasn't yet come around to Peru's approach to taking full advantage of its historical and natural sites to encourage tourism. Consider ourselves lucky, the wonder full sites of Tiwanaku and Puma Punky are maybe not as grand as its neighbours and cousins to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jake K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love learning and the fact that the place was not overwhelmed with visitors but it was difficult to get to, hours are limited and the English descriptions are also limited. The rain also mired the experience. So please check the forecast, go on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chophelie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the 2 hour drive from La Paz. I missed out on the English speaking tour, but the signs are in Spanish and English. I spent about 2 hours on site walking around.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed 12 November 2018

How did these ancient people built this worship center? This archaeological site is incredible. I found it helpful to look it up before my visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jody1975
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I was looking forward as so many others and was fairly disappointed by the site. Entrance fee of a BOB 100.00, 7 x more than Boliviens. You do not get anything for this price- no map, no guidance, no nothing- a piece of paper with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

We were going to Peru to hike the Inca Trail and decided to visit Bolivia to see Tiwanaku. Our hotel arranged a tour with Maya tours. The site is very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wanderingchicken2031
Reviewed 6 November 2018

There is not much left of this beautiful structure but it still is a worthwhile visit if ancient monuments are your interest. Very ancient and part of the site was carried away to build a church close by many years ago. I enjoyed the trip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RowanVanTonder
Reviewed 2 November 2018

While the drive out to the site seemed long, it was worth it. There are 2 museums to visit, along with the 2 different archeological sites (Tiwanaku and Puka Pukare). The guide that led the group I was with was extremely knowledgable in all aspects...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John P
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Potentially, this would have been very interesting but (and I see other reviewers have said the same thing) the signage is fairly poor. Maybe it’s explained in detail on the museums but we didn’t have time for them this trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Jeff S
11 December 2018|
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Response from Cheda M | Reviewed this property |
I stayed in La Paz and was able to take one day tours to each. Tiwanaku is an easy day and when I was there it was almost empty. The tour to Titicaca from La Paz, on the other hand, was a grueling bus ride that had me... More
Jeff S
27 June 2018|
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Response from chriseR9380BI | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we were staying in Copacabana Bolivia and hired a private driver for the day. I have read that there are vans that drive from La Paz to Tiwanaku / Puma Punku. If you have a large group I am sure you could hire a bus and... More
9 January 2018|
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Response from Maciej G | Reviewed this property |
Hi ! I was in Bolivia in October ( La Paz - Tiwanaku - Salar de Uyuni). It isn't tru that the best period is April - June and information about Tiwanaku. On the map Puma Punku is a part of Tiwanaku. All tour's have a trip... More
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