Our unique, full-day Chiripa Temple & Tiwanaku Archeology Trail starts and finishes in La Paz. This journey takes travelers into the history not only of Tiwanaku UNESCO World Heritage Site but also to the Taraco Peninsula, just to the northwest of Tiwanaku and where the pre-Tiwanaku Chiripa Temple is located. The Chipira culture developed between 591-116 BC and 31 AC and have influenced later in the Tiwanaku period.
The community of Taraco has developed a community-based tourism project that features the restored temple unearthed during the excavation. From Taraco, we head to the town of Tiwanaku for lunch before continuing our visit into UNESCO World Heritage Site to visit Pumapunku temple and other constructions, some currently under excavation, as well as the Litico Museum of Tiwanaku, where many of the artifacts found during the excavation are displayed, as well as models of the site as scientists believe it may have looked at its height. We depart Tiwanaku at about 4 pm.
Difficulty: 1: Light walking, mostly flat or downhill terrain*
Itinerary: La Paz – Chiripa – Tiwanaku – La Paz
Highlights: Landscapes and Cityscapes of La Paz and El Alto – Taraco Village and Lake Titicaca – Chiripa Temple Site – Tiwanaku UNESCO World Heritage Archeological Site
Price: $155/pp min. 2.
Inclusions: Bi-lingual guide, private transport, lunch, entrance fees
* Click here for details on program difficulty level