Bolivia – Tiwanaku

One of South America’s landlocked nations, Bolivia is a varied and rugged, largely undeveloped destination. Its Tiwanaku culture shares part of the geographic region that would later give birth to the Inca Empire.

Visa is required for US citizens traveling to Bolivia.

This tour takes place in altitudes that are 12000 and higher. Know your limits. It also involves some stamina and the ability to walk over rough, uneven surfaces and climb stairs.

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Sample 6 Days Bolivia Including Tiwanaku

Day 1: LaPaz

Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: La Paz

After breakfast at your hotel, you will take a city tour of La Paz and the Moon Valley. Learn about the history of this area prior to colonization and enjoy the modern, colonial, and indigenous areas, the Indian Market, the Witch Doctor’s Market, and views of the Illimani Mountain. You will visit Moon Valley with its unique landscape of spires and canyons created by the erosion of clay. Afternoon is free to explore on your own near your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: La Paz/Tiwanaku/Lake Titicaca

Leave La Paz. You will visit a site of the ancient Tiwanaku civilization, one of Americas oldest. The Sun Gate, Temple of Kalasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are stunning tributes to the glory days of its people who established themselves in this area around 1500 BC. Relax with a boxed lunch. In the afternoon, you will visit Huatajata and the Andean Roots Eco Village, the Altipano Museum. Enjoy time at the Kallaway Natural Spa that uses treatments that are thousands of years old to treat ailments. This evening you will visit the ‘Mystic World of the Kallaways”, Bolivia’s natural healers.

Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Huatajata/Uros Islands

This morning you will cruise Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the Island of Pariti, th site of a recent discovery of Tiwanaku era ceramics. You will also visit the Reed Islands created by the Uros Indians from reeds that grow in the lake. You will also see the Quewaya Sustainable Tourism Project which produces vegetables from its own greenhouses. You will be served a traditional Bolivian atapi lunch. Afternoon is free. This evening visit the Alajpacha observatory to see the Southern constellations.

Meals: Breakfast, Atapi Lunch

Day 5: Huatajata/Puno

Transfer bus coach to Coctoni, and then continue by hydrofoil boat to the Sun Island. Visit the Inca Staircase and Sacred Fountain. Have lunch at the archaeological restaurant, Uma Kollu. Then you continue on to the Island of the Moon where you will visit the Sun Virgin’s Temple. Leaving the lake, you will visit Copacabana and a church. You will end the day in Puno, Peru to prepare for return home.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Puno

Transfer to airport for flight home.

INCLUDED:

  • 5 night accommodations
  • Meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Tours
  • Transfers as described
  • Bi-lingual local host

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks, bottled drinks
  • Spa services
  • Meals, incidentals, phone services or other items not mentioned

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