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Address: Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia
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This is one of the most mysterious ancient ruins in South America.

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Tiwanaku Full-Day Trip from La Paz
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Private Tour: Tiwanaku Archeological Site from La Paz
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Tiwanaku and Titicaca Day Trip from La Paz

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Tiwanuku

Tiwanuku is an archeological site located about an hour drive from La Paz. If you are interested in archeology and a bit of history this is a good place to go, if not this will... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tiwanuku is an archeological site located about an hour drive from La Paz. If you are interested in archeology and a bit of history this is a good place to go, if not this will not be the place for you. The Sun Gate, the Temple of Kalasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are among the attractions.Tiwanuku was the capital... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating history and a wonderful trip across the altiplano on the trip there. As more tourism is developed more excavations will be done. It is helpful to have seen the the Tiwanaku Museum in downtown La Paz before you go to the site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Guided tour was increible! Learnt sooooo much about the Tiwanaku people and ancient bolivian/peruian costumes. They eaven had bearthcontrol during the tiwanaku era.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tiwanaku site in the Altiplano presents the most important remnants of the Tiwanaku culture which died off about about 300 AD, many hundreds of years before the Inca culture arose. Like the Incas, the Tiwanaku people were very good at engineering stone monuments and buildings. Much of what you see here has been reconstructed, and in some cases not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organised. Great guide (Pati) who went effortlessly from Spanish to English. Opened to the public relatively recently. Information in the museums in Spanish and English. Good lunch. Comfortable transport. Informative tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating place of which very little is known! There was a civilisation there from 1500 A.D till 1200 B.C and while they've excavated areas of the site and recovered significant artifacts, the actual level of information about how they lived us very low, compared to other ancient civilisations. Hum and that in itself is a mystery! Highly recommend a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a tour with Diana Travel and it was a great day out. The guide was interesting and showed us round. The archaeological site was quite extensive and there was a lot to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tiwanaku is amazing because it is so ancient; the people had no written language. Apparently there were 4 phases this civilization passed through and people were in the area 20,000 years ago. We saw how they mummified and buried the wise men upright. They worshiped the Sun and the Door to the Sun. Many of the more important and fragile... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great archeological site to visit! An impressing areal of the heart of old Tiwanaku capital with well preserved rests of temples, statues and . The two museums add a lot of information and show more artefacts. I made it with a (very informative) tour guide and guess I understood a lot more like that of Tiwanaku culture (I did it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Must see place to visit if coming to La Paz, Bolivia. Pre Columbian and Pre Inca Civilisation that has some alien looking images in the stone carvings and believed elongated heads produced intelligence.

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