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Tiwanaku, La Paz, Bolivia
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This is one of the most mysterious ancient ruins in South America.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This amazing culture and site has been kept as a secret. Incas and Mayas are most prominently mentioned when visitors go to the Americas, however the Aymaras were before both civilizations and way more advanced, in fact Incas and Mayas took from the Aymaras. Tiwanaku...More

Thank LoveToTravelNJ63
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

PROs - Very nice construction style - Cheap handicrafts market - Nice museums CONs - Long trip from La Paz - Expensive entry for foreigners (100 BSB, in comparison to 15 BSB for locals) - Information signs don't tell you anything about the history of...More

Thank andresmayaj
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is upsetting that the seat of south american indian civilization, that have been a capital city for ore than 2000 years (in difference to the Inca Empire that existed only for some 80 years) is in such a poor state. First pretty poor roads...More

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutly amazing, breathtanking and better i could ever imagine of an archeological cite Trufi leave from the cementary 15bol. To the site, hire a guide (130-150 bol. Shared in groups of up to 7) we had victor knew absolutly everything, comes from the area and...More

Thank Bianca C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in La Paz dont miss to check out Tiwanaku ruins as it is one of the oldest ruins and also has spiritual significance. Tiwanaku is usually 1.5 hr ride from La Paz and at an elevation of 12600ft. The empire dates back...More

Thank Britto R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Depending on traffic, it takes an hour to an hour and a half to get there from central La Paz. We took a taxi so we wouldn't have another early start - around 400BOB. For once we hired a guide and we are pleased we...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was amazing to be here to know more about one of the most important civilizations prior to the rise of the Inca Empire. It was a ruins but rich of many theories about Tinawaku state. We bought 1 day tour from La Paz to...More

Thank Huyen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guide told a lot of lies about how old the civilisation is. Age is 1500 BC, not older! Still, interesting to see the same construction techniques, as are seen in Cambodia, Ankorwat, using the metal dog-bone connectors between blocks. Who who who??

Thank nikitoka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Must take a tour otherwise it will look like a bunch of meaningless ruins - very little signposted on the site. Its worth a trip but don't expect it to be Machu Pichu. It is interesting though on the tour we went through the museum...More

Thank Haig B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A good overview on the cultural side of Bolivia, one of the oldest sites in the Andes is a must. A bit to desolated, but surely due to the height. Do not forget water and hut!

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Hi, I am on a short trip to La Paz, and I only have 1/2 day tomorrow afternoon. I'm wondering if I can expect to find an english-speaking guide AT Tiwanaku if I take a taxi there. Thanks for any help or advice you can offer... Edwin
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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I am not staying in a hotel. Anyone have any info on how to do a half-day tour that doesn't cost $100? Or is it better to take the public bus there? If so, where do I get the bus?
10 November 2015|
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Response from ishamon | Reviewed this property |
going by van from the Cemeterio General area is what my guide and I did. We waited less than 10 minutes for the van to fill but did it fill! We had kids, coca chewing humanity, farmers with loads of goods which were loaded... More
What is the best season to visit these sites?
15 August 2015|
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Response from MickyLeMouse | Reviewed this property |
Pretty much now because its the dry season. Best to get there as early as possible because it gets very busy. Same with Machu Picchu. Make sure you get a decent guide.