day 9: Return to La Paz and visit of the Tiwanaku site
2 hours before the flight, transfer to the airport accompanied by your guide and flight to La Paz.
Arrival at the airport of El Alto and departure in direction of the archaeological site of Tiwanaku (Temple of the Sun) (approximately 1h30 of road).
Lunch at leasure in Tiwanaku.
Tiwanaku is an architectural complex classified as World Heritage by UNESCO since December 2, 2000. It symbolizes a great spiritual and cultural center of the Tiwanaku civilization still unknown today.
It was, from the VIIth century, the capital of a powerful empire extending until the north of Chile while passing by the south of Peru. This city, innovative as well by its agricultural irrigation system as for its study of the stars, testifies above all of powerful religious elements expressed through anthropomorphic iconographies.
The numerous vestiges of the site represent the various cultural advances of this civilization: the semi-subterranean temple, the temple of Kalasasaya, the pyramid of Akapana and the pyramid of Pumapumku.
The highlight of your visit will be, without a doubt, the monolith of Bennett Pachamama of more than 7 meters high.
You will certainly notice several elements having inspired Hergé for the album "Tintin and the temple of the sun".
Dinner at leasure
Night in La Paz.
Steps: La Paz and its regionEl AltoTiwanaku