LA PAZ TOURISM ATTRACTIONS
TIAHUANACO RUINS AND PUMA PUNKU
Full day Visit Tiahuanaco, 72 km/45 miles – 1 hour from La Paz, the trip passes through the Bolivian Highlands were you can see the Aymara Indians way of life. We pass Laja, the place were the city of La Paz was founded the 20th of October in 1548 with a beautiful old church in the renaissance style. Tiahuanaco is one of the oldest American cultures, Carbon 14 dating give us an average age of 1580 BC until 1150 AC It is considered the cradle of the American Civilization and one of the most advanced cultures in development for that time. The temples and constructions include: The Kalasasaya temple where you see the main work done by the Tiahuanacotas like the Gate of the Sun, the monoliths Ponce and Fraile, the Akapana pyramid, the Semiunderground temple (a sunken temple whose walls are lined with faces with different expressions). You will also visit the old colonial village of Tiahuanaco, where you can see the use of stones from the ruins in their constructions. Included is a visit to the Puma Punku temple with the largest pieces of stone and the highest quality in stone carving. Box lunch included.
CHACALTAYA SKI RESORT
Half day The highest ski resort in the world only 35 km/22 miles from La Paz and at 5,350-m/17,540 ft., with a magnificent view of thousands of square miles of Andean Highlands, part of Titicaca Lake and the beautiful Royal Andes Range. You’ll see the mountains of Illimani (6,438 m/21,109 ft), Mururata (5,820 m/19,082 ft), Huayna Potosi (6,088 m/19,960 ft) and Sajama (6,542 m/21,450 ft), the highest peak of Bolivia in the Occidental Andes Range. The best snow for skiing is found from September through May. During Bolivia’s winter or coldest months (June – August), there is very little snowfall and therefore hard packed snow and ice.