Tiwanaku Tours Bolivia: A Full Day Guided Tours to Puma Punku and then to La Paz from Puno


Tiwanaku is an archaeological site located in the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca, on the way to Paz from Desaguadero border and it is the oldest and most baffling ruins on the face of the Earth.

Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco or Tihuanaco) is a place in Bolivia for a good day trip from Puno city and continue to La Paz or back to Peru in the same day for those who want to view a few carved monoliths, archways, arcades, and museums.

Although it’s not like Machu Picchu, because only 12% of its total building stands above ground and most stone carvings have been found beneath earth, but history buffs will love diving into the myths, enigmas and mysteries of this lost civilization.

The Pros of booking a private Tiwanaku Tour from Puno

The Cons of going to Bolivia via Desaguadero

Looking for a Direct [without guided stops] private transfer from Puno to La Paz?

We offer direct private transport as well, this option will give you unique opportunities for photo stops, and you'll get to La Paz in 6 hours approximately including time at the border.

You can also book private transportation from La Paz to Puno via Desaguadero or Kasani/Copacabana.

But if you have tricky questions and doubts about La Paz Transport from Puno, email us at:

andeanwayspuno@gmail.com

We'll be happy to answer you, we'll provide further information.

 

So without further ado, let’s see the two tour options we have in detail for you:

Tour contents

 

PUNO TIWANAKU LA PAZ TOUR (OPTION 1):

La Paz Private Transport from Puno:

You’re going to get 2 hours guided Tour of Tiwanaku and Puma Punku.

Driving to La Paz Bolivia from Puno Peru could be much more entertaining with guided visits along the route; it could be a trip of a lifetime.

Temple of fertility, Aramu Muru and Pomata’s viewpoint are the places where we are going to stop in the Peruvian side on the way to Desaguadero.

PRICING: $285.00 /1person
$344.00 /2persons
$377.00 /3persons

And the top attraction of this tour is Tiwanaku. Here we’ll spend at least 3 hours including lunch time and guided visit.

As a private transport to La Paz from Puno city you can decide what time to leave even what places visit on the road.

Now that you’ve seen an overview of what La Paz Private Transport from Puno is, let’s dive deeper into how it works.

La Paz Private Transport from Puno Tour Features

DURATION: 11 hours approximately.

PLACES TO VISIT: Chucuito, Aramu Muru, Pomata’s viewpoint and Tiwanaku.

HOTEL PICK-UP TIME: 7:00 am in Peru.

ARRIVAL TIME IN LA PAZ: 6:00 pm Bolivian time.

TOURIST VISA: Required for some countries.

TYPE OF TOUR: Small group private and customized service.

Schedule of Departure and Arrival Times

La Paz Private Transport from Puno Route & Detailed Description

Depart Puno early in the morning, seeing spectacular scenery as you go through a series of interesting villages on the lake’s south shore and the Andean plains to Tiwanaku on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.

En route, your journey begins with an introductory explanation of Tiwanaku culture, and more deep information about Aymara Kingdoms, Inca arrival and Spaniards invading chronology and history.

Visit firstly the Inca Uyo, located in the historical village of Chucuito, with its elaborate stonework supposedly an Incan “temple of fertility” ever discovered.

Once was capital of the Lupacan reign, sons of the Sun, one of the Aymara Kingdoms. The Aymara was their mother language that dates back from before the Incan times, fortunately until nowadays it´s still widely spoken among the natives of this region.

Then, arrive at the Portal of Aramu Muru, a portal sculpted into the ancient landscapes by a mysterious lost humanity.

Time permitting, learn more about local legends while you get closer at the portal and feel the energy that emanates.

Your trip continues on with a stop at Pomata´s viewpoint, a lovely place to spend some minutes for a great picture over the world’s highest navigable lake backed by the snowcapped peaks of Bolivia’s Cordillera Real range.

We’ll head a non-stop driving to Desaguadero borderline.

At the migration office of Peru you are introduced to your Bolivian English speaking tour guide.

If you have Soles (Peruvian currency) left you can get now pesos Bolivanos.

It’s time to be presented and stamped your passport at the both Peruvian-Bolivian sides of the migration offices.

You have to pick up all your belongings because you’ll switch and take a different mobility once you´ve made your border crossing. It is usually parked one or two blocks away from Bolivian migration office.

From here, just a 35-minutes driving to Tiwanaku is required.

Upon arrival at the Tiwanaku archaeological site, visit Taypi Uta restaurant, relax and have tasty local lunch.

Later begins the guided tour of the Akapana pyramid, Semi-Subterranean temple, Kalasasaya temple, the imposing Door of the Sun and museums. During lunch time tell your guide what places are where you want to spend more time.

Following that, you might continue with shopping opportunities at a local market.

This tour ends with a last exploring of Puma Punku ruins, on the way go to La Paz.

Transfer and drop off at your selected hotel upon arrival in La Paz.

PLEASE CHECK OUT IF YOU REQUIRE VISA FOR ENTERING TO BOLIVIA!

What we provide (what’s included on the Tour)

On arrival to the border:

How do I book this La Paz Private Transport from Puno Tour?

You will be able to get the Confirmation by:

Paying an Initial Amount/Deposit via PayPal (link will be sent to you later) and the Total Balance must be paid on your arrival at your hotel in Puno or while running the Tour in cash or using your Visa debit or credit card.

After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link.

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to your email also.

By clicking in the blue “Book Now” button after scrolling down a little bit, you'll see another screen with a Booking Form, wich must be filled out with your personal information and data.

Your data will allow us to customize the service and offer better itineraries.

Now for booking “La Paz Private Transport from Puno” CLICK just right here in the BLUE BUTTON BELOW.

PUNO TIWANAKU PUNO TOUR (OPTION 2):

Guided Tours to Puma Punku from Puno:

You’re visiting Tiwanaku and Puma Punku on a round-trip Tour from Puno.

This guided tour to Puma Punku departs from Puno city, the 365 days of the year.

There is no excuse for not visiting this pre-Columbian culture located 74 km from La Paz and 20 km from Lake Titicaca.

According to Arthur Posnansky it was the Mother culture of South America.

PRICING: $285.00 /1person
$344.00 /2persons
$377.00 /3persons

Explore the very best of Tiwanaku Ancestor of the Incas Day Tour with our nice itineraries.

Why is Tiwanaku Tours available only as a Private Tour from Puno?

The main reason due is in a different country, and many countries require Tourist Visa for entering to Bolivia.

It is almost 3 hours driving to Desaguadero borderline from Puno including stops along the way.

A Day Guided Tours to Puma Punku from Puno Schedule of Departure and Arrival Times

Guided Tours to Puma Punku from Puno Route & Detailed Itinerary

We’ll depart Puno early in the morning, enjoying spectacular scenery as we drive through a series of interesting villages on the lake’s south shore and the Andean plains to Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco) on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.

En route, your journey begins with an introductory explanation of Tiwanaku culture, Aymara Kingdoms, Inca arrival and Spaniards invading chronology.

On the Southern side of Lake Titicaca nowadays Aymara is still widely spoken among the natives of this region.

We’ll visit firstly the Inca Uyo, located in the historical village of Chucuito, with its elaborate stonework supposedly an Incan “temple of fertility” ever discovered.

Once Chucuito was capital of the Lupacan reign, sons of the Sun, one of the Aymara Kingdoms.

On the high way to Desaguadero we’re stopping at the Doorway of Aramu Muru, a portal sculpted into the ancient landscapes by a mysterious lost humanity. This early morning, learn more about local legends while you get closer at the portal and feel the energy that emanates.

Finally after these two stops we’re heading straight to Desaguadero borderline.

Meet Abraham or Juan Carlos your Bolivian personal tour guide. They usually wait in front of the Peruvian migration office.

Then after your passports must be presented and stamped at the both Peruvian-Bolivian sides of the migration offices.

By the way, you’ll take other mobility on the Bolivian side once you´ve made and finished your border crossing.

From this point there is just a 35-minutes driving to Tiwanaku. It is also a paved road with typical houses on the way to Tiwanaku.

Upon arrival at the Tiwanaku archaeological site, let’s have locally prepared tasty lunch, and rest for a while.

Then tour guide lead you for some two hours for the private guided tour of the Akapana pyramid, Semi-Subterranean temple, Kalasasaya temple, the imposing Door of the Sun, museums and the megalithic structures of Puma Punku.

This private tour on the Bolivian side would end with shopping opportunities at a local market.

Following that, you’ll head back to Border to Puno by the same paved road, do same border crossing process and take the Peruvian van.

On arrival to Puno city you’ll be dropped off by your hotel.

 What we provide (what’s included on the Tour)

On arrival to the border:

Request Further Information

Do you have questions and doubts about Guided Tour of Puma Punku from Puno?

The decision of booking this tour could take time.

But take your time in telling us if you want a private tour beginning at the borderline.

How do I book this Guided Tours to Puma Punku from Puno?

By clicking in the “Book Now” button you’re confirming us that you really want to do this tour with us!

Thanks for it!

You can book it and then get the Confirmation from us by:

Paying an Initial Amount via PayPal (link and exact amount will be sent to you later) and the Total Balance must be paid on your arrival at your hotel in Puno or while running the Tour.

You can choose to pay us in cash or using your Visa debit or credit card.

After we receive your email we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link.

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to you.

Now please, start by filling the Booking Form below also by clicking “Book Now!”.