La Paz - Tiwanaku Shared Tour
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The tour includes:
- Shared transportation
- Cable car fee
The rate doues not include:
- Entrance fee to Tiwanaku
Please carry with you sunscreen, hat, comfortable shoes and a windbreaker.
The Kalasaya Temple, where you can find the famous Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol) made from a single block of stone.
Semi-subterranean temple with carved stone heads.
Finely detailed monoliths.
The Akapana Pyramid, one of the biggest terraced constructions.
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How to Get to La Paz city
Bolivia is landlocked by the Andes Mountain Range and due its particular geographic characteristics entry to Bolivia can be by air or land.
La Paz city is the political capital of Bolivia and considered the highest capital in the world. To get to La Paz city you have to travel by air or land.
El Alto International Airport (IATA: LPB): El Alto is the main gate to Bolivia, considered the world's highest international airport; at 13,313 feet/4,058 meters above sea level. It is almost half as high as a jetliner's cruising altitude and takeoffs take a bit longer due to the thin air.
Most South American airlines (TAM, LAN, TACA, etc.) serve El Alto Airport as well local airlines like BOA, TAM Militar, Amaszonas and Aerocon, all with domestic connections. Most international flights will make a stopover in Santa Cruzand Cochabamba to pick up or drop off passengers.
If you are in the USA
There are flights Miami - La Paz from American Airlines. AVIANCA, United Airlines, TACA, and LAN offer flights from Washington to La Paz as well.
If you are in Southamerica
You can find several airlines flying to Bolivia from more than a few southamerican countries: from Chile, LAN from Peru TACA, from Argentina Aerolineas Argentinas, TAM Mercosur from Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires by Asuncion(Paraguay). Copa Airlines from Colombia, Gol from Brazil also make stops at El Alto International Airport.
If you are in Europe
Regular flights from Madrid (Barajas) to El Alto International Airport in La Paz are available from Aerolineas Argentinas. There are also less frequent flights to La Paz city from other European cities like London, Rome, Amsterdam and Berlin, all of them with stopovers in other cities to finally arrive in La Paz city.
The main bus terminal in La Paz city is located on Av. Ismael Montes, near the upper end of the Prado. Note that buses arriving from Lake Titicaca (the route for entering overland from Puno, Peru) terminate in a plaza near the City Cemetery farther to the west.
Buses leaving La Paz usually stop in El Alto to pick up more passengers. It sometimes takes almost an hour until you really leave the city.
- Seven or eight hours by bus from Cochabamba
- Three hours by bus from Oruro
There are also several bus options to reach La Paz city from Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy or La Quiaca in Argentina.
To reach La Paz city from Peru, there are daily buses that travel by Juliaca and Puno to Copacabana to finally arrive to La Paz city.
If you are going to start a journey by car from your country to La Paz Bolivia please consider that approximately 5% of the roads are paved, 4x4 cars are required.
To drive a car in Bolivia you will require an international driver's license to show in the several toll booths situated on the roads to charge you a fee for the road use.
We will pick you up from your hotel starting from 06:15 a.m. and leave in the tourist bus at 07:30 a.m..
The tour begins with a ride on the Yellow Line of the cablecar that will take you from the city of La Paz to El Alto, where you will board the tourist bus to travel to Tiwanaku.
Travel time to Tiwanaku is about 2 hours. On the bolivian high plains you will see beautiful rock formations, typical animals and local vegetation.
You will arrive at the Archeological complex of Tiwanaku, one of the most ancient and mysterious cities in South America, located about 72 kms from La Paz city. Tiwanaku has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
You will visit the ceramics museum and the lithic museum and observe the great artistic detail of these constructions and to get to know the timeline of this culture.
You will visit the most important temples such as the Akapana Pyramid, the Semi-subterranenan Temple, the Kalasaya temple with the famous Sun Gate (Puerta del Sol) and the Ponce Monolith. Here you can see fine iconographic engravings such as winged persons, fish, etc., that still preserve surprising details. You will also visit Puma Punku, a complex formed by blocks of volcanic stones, some 7 meters tall and weighing over a 100 tons.
After lunch, we will return to La Paz city, ending the tour at Av. Illampu at around 14:00 hours.