Located near the southern shore of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, the city of Tiwanaku (also spelled Tiahuanaco) was the capital of a powerful pre-Inca civilization that dominated the Andean region between 500 AD and 900 AD. The monumental remains of this great culture include several temples, a pyramid, symbolic gates, monoliths, and mysterious carvings of alien-like faces. Arriving later, the Incas regarded Tiwanaku as the site of creation by their god Viracocha, who rose from the depths of Lake Titicaca.
This is the most important Bolivian archeological site, where the monolith Bennet can be appreciated, the famous Gate of the Sun, the Kalasasaya temple, the Akapana pyramid, the semi-subterranean Temple, the lithic and ceramic museums, Puma Punku and more.
Pickups begin at 7:30 am for hotels in the downtown area. For hotels in Sopocachi or in the south zone of the city, a meeting point is arranged. You return to the central San Francisco church by 4 pm approximately. Tour includes transportation, lunch, guide, and entrance fees.