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Private Tiwanaku and Titicaca Day Trip from La Paz

Private Tiwanaku and Titicaca Day Trip from La Paz

Private Tiwanaku and Titicaca Day Trip from La Paz
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Tour snapshot
Private Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca day trip maximizes travel time
Duration:
10–12 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Discover Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca on a private trip from La Paz that combines two Bolivian highlights into a spectacular day of exploring. You’ll see the ancient capital of the Tiwanaku culture, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then travel Lake Titicaca’s beautiful shoreline, with the flexibility and personal service of a private guide throughout the day.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Includes tour, entrance fees, and a lakeside lunch
  • Climate-controlled minivan means a comfortable day of exploring
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at hotels in central La Paz
What to expect
At your hotel, board a climate-controlled minivan for the trip from La Paz to Tiwanaku, where you’ll start the day with a guided tour of this ancient spiritual, political, and cultural center. Following the tour, enjoy some independent time to check out a nearby museum, or just keep exploring Tiwanaku’s carved stones and structures. Next, continue to the elevated shores of Lake Titicaca, pausing for an included waterside lunch. The afternoon is all about taking in views of Lake Titicaca, pausing at a series of vista points along the lakefront before returning to La Paz. After a day of exploring some of Bolivia’s most fascinating sights, this private tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Includes tour, entrance fees, and a lakeside lunch
  • Climate-controlled minivan means a comfortable day of exploring
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at hotels in central La Paz
What to expect
At your hotel, board a climate-controlled minivan for the trip from La Paz to Tiwanaku, where you’ll start the day with a guided tour of this ancient spiritual, political, and cultural center. Following the tour, enjoy some independent time to check out a nearby museum, or just keep exploring Tiwanaku’s carved stones and structures. Next, continue to the elevated shores of Lake Titicaca, pausing for an included waterside lunch. The afternoon is all about taking in views of Lake Titicaca, pausing at a series of vista points along the lakefront before returning to La Paz. After a day of exploring some of Bolivia’s most fascinating sights, this private tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Tiwanaku tour presented in English or Spanish
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (please include a hotel when booking!)
  • Lunch (Please specify meal restrictions when booking!)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Tiwanaku
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Titicaca
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up outside of La Paz
  • Gratuities
  • You may request pickup from Zona Sur hotels for an additional $20USD
Duration
10–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide hotel information when booking. Hotel pickups in Zona Sur will be charged an additional $20USD. Zona Sur pickups should expect a reduced itinerary to account for an additional 1.5 hours of driving. We recommend booking hotels in central La Paz if you intend to take this tour. (P.S. we pick-up travelers at all hotels, but the TripAdvisor extranet forces me to pick at least one hotel that lists with them. I picked Hostal Ananay because it is the best location, timewise, for taking the tour. -Caleb)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour is at altitude!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Tiwanaku tour presented in English or Spanish
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (please include a hotel when booking!)
  • Lunch (Please specify meal restrictions when booking!)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Entry/Admission - Tiwanaku
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Titicaca
Exclusions
  • Hotel pick-up outside of La Paz
  • Gratuities
  • You may request pickup from Zona Sur hotels for an additional $20USD
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please provide hotel information when booking. Hotel pickups in Zona Sur will be charged an additional $20USD. Zona Sur pickups should expect a reduced itinerary to account for an additional 1.5 hours of driving. We recommend booking hotels in central La Paz if you intend to take this tour. (P.S. we pick-up travelers at all hotels, but the TripAdvisor extranet forces me to pick at least one hotel that lists with them. I picked Hostal Ananay because it is the best location, timewise, for taking the tour. -Caleb)
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Tour is at altitude!
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Solace Trekking and Tours
  • 1
    Tiwanaku
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Lake Titicaca
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
18 reviews
Excellent
15
Very good
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Alisa L
Talbott, TN49 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
This tour was great! It’s off the beaten path for sure; we were the only people at the Lake. It was a perfect day. We had a good picnic lunch at the lake and really enjoyed the ruins.
Written July 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ben S
8 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
We were only after a one day trip out from La Paz to the famous Tiwanaku ruins, but received a whole lot more than we bargained for. Our driver, guide, sage and historian - Caleb - brought the unique and spectacular altiplano landscape alive with his tales and local knowledge. A secluded and picturesque picnic spot on the shores of lake Titicaca for a chorizo and beer lunch. The Tiwanaku ruins, dripping with legend. An endless supply of stories. Thanks for a memorable day.
Written April 16, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Radim B
Seattle, WA13 contributions
Caleb picked us up at the hotel only the I realized it was effectively private tour for our family.
It was great to have him. On the tour, even as he apologized that his normal tour guide was not avaible. What we may have missed in archeological details (his tour guide is archeologist), we gained in wealth of know lage and tips from expat living in Bolivia. It was great tour, he propared lunch and got us to places we would not seen by ourselves.

Highly recommend.
Written October 11, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

antoinetteog
Olney, UK26 contributions
Aug 2019
Like the other reviews say this tour is different and less touristy than others which was a positive. We had a nice quiet tour at Tiwanaku with Angela which was great. And the quiet lunch on the shores of Lake Titicaca was much nicer than fighting the crowds at Copacabana.

On the less positive side, the guide, Caleb, prides himself that his tour is a bit more ‘adventurous’ than advertised. Once we’d taken several detours on suspension-rattling back roads, he stopped into a store & came out with a large bunch of coca leaves & bicarbonate of soda. Over the next few hours he chewed coca constantly, expressing the view that it is the way to integrate and be accepted by local Bolivians. As the day progressed he became increasingly vocal about his political views and thought it was hilarious to cut up other drivers when we hit bad traffic in El Alto. Ironically he told us that he saw about one fateful accident a month on the roads normally caused by the drivers chewing too much coca and getting over cocky. By the end of the day and 70km of back roads, we were nervous wrecks in the back of the car and we’re relieved to make it back to our hotel in one piece.

I am sure that fearless people of all ages will love it and the views were spectacular but it’s worth knowing what to expect.
Written August 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CalebSolace
"Pompous, rude, cynical... but altogether a couple of nice blokes" While I appreciate you and your husband booking a tour with us, and for the most part enjoyed your company, when someone begins the day with "I am the dean of a prominent financial university in the United Kingdom" in a "you'll lick the filth off the bottom of my shoes" voice I know what sort of day it will be. Most attempts I made to explain the history of Bolivia were met with your husband's rudely timed throat clearing. I usually go over 10,000 years of it in as little or as much detail as my clients want with Angela providing the Tiwanaku era at the site. I never could get into a rhythm with the two of you. It made me wonder if both of you worked in education, or just your husband. I am surprised to get a compliment on lunch. Listening to your sarcasm while I was cooking for you ("How's the "chef" doing"?) was quickly silenced from both of you after the first bite. Nothing like making someone eat their words with delicious food. Was it the pulled BBQ chicken sandwich on fresh baked corn bread I cooked for you over an open fire, after handing the two of you cold beers and listening to your insults, or was it my butter/beer carrots with fresh local herbs? As there were a lot of parties on the day we ran the tour, and I have lived here a number of years, am married to a Bolivian, have a Bolivian son and live in a Bolivian household, in reference to you mentioning my comment about chewing coca as a "way to integrate and be accepted by local Bolivians" I was directing it at the two of you, for two reasons: 1. The two of you looked rather absurd to the locals for some reason or other (they were pointing at you and laughing at the party we stopped at in the village of Tiwanaku) and I thought it would make you guys look a little... "cooler" or acceptable to the "locals". "When in Rome" right? 2. I was willing to give anything to see either one of you with a little coca juice dribbling out the corners of your mouths myself, and the predictable fits of laughter from onlookers. In reference to my own chewing, I integrated into this culture years ago. Be it lime with stevia, baking soda or ashes from a fire (I recommend trying the coffee flavoured bicarbonato) you need to add an alkaline substance to the leaves for them to work and they're about as much an intoxicant as strong coffee. If you thought my chewing coca was uncouth I thought your sarcastic comments were too. If someone can show up to my hotel on time, run an 11 hour tour, drive, lecture, cook, and maintain the hours of the itinerary flawlessly through absolute chaos I would not fault them on chewing a little coca (you exaggerated how much I chewed just a bit). If I do everything I advertised I would, professionally, if someone doesn't like me as a person and are going to fault my character despite me giving them 110% over the course of a 13 hour work day they can kiss me between the cheeks. Most people aren't so aloof and like that I act myself with them. You forgot to mention we ran the tour for you on 6 de agosto, Bolivia's independence day, and that we ran the tour for you on short notice. El Alto traffic is some of the worst in the world when there are no parades. If I didn't know the roads as well as anyone who drives taxi I would not have known the clever bypasses on those suspension rattling roads that allowed me to run the tour for you on a national holiday. Most people credit me for that. Here's a biggie, if you are fainthearted in a backseat don't remind your driver of a dinner reservation you really want to make. I drive in Bolivia every day. I have a family and would not risk returning home safely to them at night for anyone. I doubt either you or your husband would survive 5 minutes in El Alto traffic without causing an accident or having to pull over and quit. Driving aggressively, weather or not people from outside Bolivia like it, is the normal here and if you can't drive aggressively you won't go anywhere. On a final note, discussing the politics of Bolivia is part of how I conclude with explaining the 20th/21st century history of Bolivia because of the obvious relevance. I try to be as objective as possible. Having seen injustices on a level I hope you never have to witness yourselves (kids in the upper Amazon with cognitive delay and brain damage drinking water with 50 times the acceptable mercury levels from gold mining for example) it is hard to be entirely dispassionate about what you've seen. Given your respective views on politics, immigration and us commoners that I had to listen to it comes as no surprise that kids in the upper Amazon with brain damage were of little concern to you so long as the gears of industry and commerce continue to turn in right mercurial fashion. In reference to your future travel plans and my recommendations for a 2 day road trip from Nashville: Take I-40 eastbound from Nashville. Leave by 6:30 am. That should get you to S.R. 66 southbound to Gatlinburg by 10 am. Enter Smokey Mountains National Park at Gatlinburg and take a left onto the Blue Ridge Parkway northbound. It is one of the prettiest drives in the Eastern United States. You can find beautiful hiking along the way to Asheville, and in Asheville great food, music and lodging. Be sure to drop the English patrician act before going out to see some live music. The locals don't respond well to it.
Written August 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stuart S
Reading, UK18 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Caleb was great, a good balance of hisory; ancient and modern, delivered in a manner that demonstrates his passion for the country. Angela, our local guide at Tiwanaku, was equally knowlegeable, very engaging and had a great sense of humour. The picnic by the lake was simple but tasy, the location was fantastic - great views coupled with a silence thats hard to find. Some great additional photo stops along the way - angreat day I would recommend to anyone.
Written June 19, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TomLuke123
London, UK356 contributions
We had only 5 days in La Paz and wanted to see and experience local culture, history and learn about country’s current events as much as possible. The private tour to the historical Tiwanaku ruins (with a local historian and archeologist ) was thorough and informative dive into country’s deep history. The lunch was stunning; served by a local village restaurant chef. The tour then continued through breathtaking scenery all the way to the beaches of lake Titikaka. During the entire trip our tour guide Caleb shared stories and experiences about the country’s cultural rich heritage, historical background, past and present political situation. He was an excellent resource and an exceptional driver. On the way back we got stuck with bumper to bumper traffic in El Alto but with skill and tremendous patience Caleb managed to get us back for our dinner reservation.
The Solstice Tours is a family company and I can only thank Caleb and his family for an amazing experience and I highly recommend their tours for everyone!
Written August 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Zaki28
Bedlington, UK57 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Caleb picked us up and was very entertaining throughout our tour with history, geological facts in often very amusing anecdotes about places we travelled through or his experiences in Bolivia.
The visit to Tiwanaca and our guide were excellent and our local guide very informative.
We thought that our visit to Lake Titicaca would be a tourist destination, but we were pleasantly surprised to arrive at a deserted area of the Lake which we could explore while Caleb cooked our lunch.
We had a couple of stops on the Lake as well as few other places of interest before our trip back to La Paz.
Thoroughly enjoyable day.
Written March 7, 2019
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William Z
9 contributions
Excellent one day tour. Caleb (owner) is a wealth of knowledge and we learned a lot while on the road. Angela, our Tiwanaku guide, was also knowledgeable and made the history interesting and fun. We also enjoyed a wonderful picnic at Lake Titicaca. Would recommend this trip!
Written August 19, 2018
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Gabrielwude
20 contributions
This is a very personalized service and better than the typical tourist trap tours. We went to a beautiful part of Titicaca were there were no tourists. We avoided other tourist completely and had the true local experience. It was also nice to do Tiwanaka in the afternoon missing the big tourist groups. In fact we were almost alone.
Written June 17, 2018
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LEH101
Nottingham, UK12 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Our best experience in Bolivia - and our best tour guide in South America! We only wished we had met Caleb earlier. He was full of information and local advice, showing deep knowledge of, and great affection for, La Paz and the country as a whole. Our day involved exploring Tiwinaku ruins with a - different but also brilliant - local guide, an impromptu off-road trip through the countryside and a fresh, delicious (and substantial) lunch on the shores of the beautiful Lake Titicaca.
Caleb was an enthusiastic, well-informed and attentive guide, who was happy and flexible regarding our wishes for the day. We even considered staying out later to join some local celebrations we had come across, but sadly had to return to La Paz for an early flight the following day.
A fantastic way to explore - and understand - the real Bolivia. Thank you Caleb! :)
Written April 14, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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