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Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia
+591 2 2895104
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This is one of the most mysterious ancient ruins in South America.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia
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+591 2 2895104
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"puma punku"
in 48 reviews
"archaeological site"
in 27 reviews
"sun gate"
in 25 reviews
"day trip"
in 53 reviews
"machu picchu"
in 27 reviews
"pre inca"
in 17 reviews
"stone work"
in 9 reviews
"ancient history"
in 9 reviews
"inca empire"
in 7 reviews
"bilingual guide"
in 7 reviews
"kanoo tours"
in 9 reviews
"small museum"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 12 reviews
"worth a trip"
in 5 reviews
"two hours"
in 8 reviews
"lake titicaca"
in 11 reviews
"interesting place"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do not miss the visit to Tiwanaku. It is a non-famous but very interesting site. The guides are much better prepared than other sites and the tour is quite pleasant and near La Paz, diffently from places like Titicaca where the best attraction is the...More

Thank Luis Alberto Da... F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly advisable excursion to discover wonderful ruins in Bolivia, not crowded and very interesting. You will find in this Bolivian spot some of the best preserved ruins in South AMerica, older than Incaic sites.

Thank francescserra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This site is different to the really well known ones because it is less developed but it does take you back in time and exposes a pre-Incan period. There is even a pyramid type structure and an 'underground' temple.

Thank darian s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a little surprised this place wasn't a little more mind blowing. It was eat, but it didn't stun me like the sites of the Amazon. A good day trip, but I doubt I'd go back.

Thank Cheda M
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

It is a broad expansive plain that encompasses Tiwanaku. It has a rich long history that could be interpreted as a major crossroads for ancient trade and ceremony. It's a major energetic center on Earth's grid. One of my favorite places was the subterranean temple...More

Thank Rocksrfun
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

One hour car drive from La Paz city, you will feel part of the TIWANAKU culture. Don't forget to go with a tour guide, they will make you live the difference. Awesome place!!

Thank Ximena d
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

First off I would not waste my time or money visiting this site without a knowledgeable tour guide. There is way too much interesting history and explanation as to the people that first inhabited this area. Some of the Bolivians believe that could have been...More

1  Thank Chris E
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

You may dismiss this site based upon your research, however, its a trip thats well worth a visit ( I would recommend you take a tour with a guide otherwise you will miss 90% of the historical context). Albeit not well maintained, the site opens...More

Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We went when it was a bit raining. The site was full of mud and they close many parts of the site. Of course, they don’t tell it to you when you buy the ticket!

Thank Antonio C
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

A magnificent historical site, unfortunately inconvenient to reach and undermaintained. We took an organized trip, carryied by unheated mini bus. Took almost 2 hours. At spot it was muddy and rainy. The site itself is worth the experience, but don't expect a luxurious treatment.

Thank Jan V
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Jeff S
27 June 2018|
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Response from Chris E | 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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Charo M
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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reveron-nyc
27 October 2016|
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Response from Wanderley M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry to be late man, but it's hard to find someone there. It wil be better to get a tour guide in La Paz. So I hope the best for you.
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