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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tiwanaku is a really interesting set of ruins and probably the most important archeological site in Bolivia The way they carved the stones and moved them are amazing with the technology they had at the time. To tour the site you'd need about 90 minutes...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank seankay86
Reviewed 5 days ago

From La Paz’ main cemetery, take a bus clearly marked - it is about 90 minutes unless you have to wait to fill it up. When you get to Tiwanaku, you will be inundated with peddlars and their stone carvings. Bargain. If you buy, give...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The history behind these ruins are mind boggling. You just keep asking yourself "how did they know that?" Easy walking, very few stairs. The museum is fascinating

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dawg S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will be 4400 m altitude that is different experience. The Tiwanaku is greatly protected. It is also deserve more popularity. The culture its history is regrettably underrated. My surprise was Sun gate end its structure. Must see in eclipse time if you can manage...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank 542ser_ink
Reviewed 1 week ago

but hard to photograph as you have to deal with a lot of people walking around. But, to see this in person is worth the effort of getting there from La Paz. Shooting the statue through the "doorway," is a classic shot. Plus, you get...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 12 September 2019

First off, this place is not particularly easy to get to and infrastructure there and closely around it is essentially non-existent. The small neighboring town provides some essentials, but be ready to do this on your own and I would highly recommend a guide. We...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019

Ticket office is very hard to find very poorly organised guide was expensive for one person Information in English hard to find you got really want to go there 75 Kim or of town

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank nielgillespie
Reviewed 4 September 2019 via mobile

After acclimating in a lower elevation for several days, I was able to spend a week in the village of Tiwanaku and also explore the surrounding countryside. Visiting pre-ice age ruin sites, with English and Spanish speaking guides (easy to find), was a fascinating experience....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

This is a total gem that everyone should visit and learn from it. Site is full of history and even today is still a puzzle waiting to be resolved... if ever to be resolved. Scholars have and still talk about its multiple secrets. You will...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 22 July 2019 via mobile

It's a nice half day trip not including the approximate two hour each way trip. The history and lack of full understanding is fascinating. The engineering ability and perfect angles and construction techniques are mind boggling.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Jeff S
12 December 2018|
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Response from wanderingchicken2031 | Reviewed this property |
We asked the desk clerk to arrange our tour and it was great.
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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
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10 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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