|Bolivia - Lake Titicaca,
Island of the Sun & Tiahuanaco
||2 or more
|4 days / 3
with 5 star
All prices per person, in US dollars and subject
to change at any time.
Itineraries are subject to change at any time for any reason.
& Lake Titicaca, Peru
© Jeff Waugh
You will appreciate and understand why the
Andean cultures of Bolivia and Peru established their civilizations around
Lake Titicaca. The area is so rich in agricultural production that
it has never suffered problems of food supply. The Mediterranean
microclimate with the addition of a constant supply of fresh water
from Andean glaciers were (and still are) the main reason for the
successful development of advanced pre-Colombian cultures
surrounding Lake Titicaca.
|La Paz, Lake Titicaca and Tiahuanaco Ruins
ARRIVAL TO LA PAZ
Transfer in. Private transportation from El Alto International
airport to the 5 star Radisson Hotel.
DAY 2 (B)
TIAHUANACO RUINS (Half day)
Early departure from your
hotel for a visit to the
ruins of Tiahuanaco located an hour and half from the city. Tiahuanaco
is best known for the Gate of the Sun and it also includes large
ceremonial complexes and an underground temple. This expansive
archaeological site is provides the visitor with an amazingly rich
One of the oldest American cultures (1580 BC to 1150 AC), considered the
cradle of the American man and one of the most advanced cultures in
those days. Visit the
temple of Kalasasaya, the Gate of the Sun, monoliths Ponce and Fraile,
the Akapana pyramid and the semi-underground temple.
© Jeff Waugh
Guardian of Tiahuanaco
The 4 hour City Tour of La Paz includes the area of the street
markets, rich in handicrafts, weavings and witchcraft artifacts.
more than 12,000 feet, La Paz is the highest capital in the world. We will take a short tour of the city, and especially the famous Witches
Market. La Paz is a marvelous city - a market on top of a market on top of
a market, with shops, stalls, and indigenous people hawking their wares in front of
the stalls. Then the colonial part of the city, San Francisco church,
Gold Museum, Murillo Square and the outdoor replica of the Tiahuanaco
© Jeff Waugh
from the Radisson Plaza Hotel
We will also take a short drive from the city to the fabulous
Valley of the Moon with its lunar-like landscape and return to the hotel
in time for a relaxing evening.
inhabitants of the city were Aymara gold and silversmiths, although Alonzo
de Mendoza claimed to have founded it in 1548. The lure of the city, of
course, was its gold, found in the Rio Choqueyapu. Here the inhabitants found
themselves somewhat protected from the inhospitable Altiplano weather. The
city also enjoyed the benefit of being on the main trade route between
Potosi and Lima.
incredible pre-Incan ruins are currently being excavated by a team
of North American and Bolivian archaeologists. New discoveries are
being made almost daily.
DAY 3 (B & L)
FULL DAY COPACABANA
& ISLAND OF THE SUN BY CATAMARAN)
Bus trip at 6:00 am from
La Paz to Chua, a port on the shore of LakeTiticaca,
where you board the Catamaran towards the Island of the
Sun. Considered the cradle of the Inca Empire, to see
the water of the Eternal Youth and visit a site museum.
Then cruise to Copacabana, the main religious center of
Bolivia, with the famous Dark Virgin of Copacabana, set
in a great colonial cathedral. The cruise on the
Catamaran is slow and comfortable to enjoy the
enchantment of the lake, lunch on board. Return to La
Paz by bus, arriving around 6:00 pm.
DAY 4 (B)
Meals as indicated
- Day Pack
- Water bottle
- Personal clothing