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Callamarca and Tiahunaco - Cultural Revival in the Andes

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 20 people
Destination(s): Bolivia  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 35 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 220 US Dollar (USD)

An interesting tour accessible from La Paz including a visit to the Callamarca Community located near Tihuanaco. This Aymara community still preserves local and agricultural knowledge learned since immemorial times. Local authorities or savvy yatiris, men and women all nicely attired in traditional dresses will welcome you while a group of musicians will perform pipes and drums. You will be invited to participate in an agricultural blessing ritual that varies along the year. The savvy will make offerings to the Apus or sacred mountains.

After the ritual, you will taste an early lunch made from local crops including potatoes, corn, lima beans, quinoa, and other produced in the communal lands. Later drive to the Tihuanaco Archaeological Site to visit the site museum and later walk to the Akapana Pyramid. Return to La Paz by sunset enjoying great views of several sacred snow peaks from the Cordillera Real such as the Huayna Potosi, Anccohuma and Illimani. Fixed departures every Saturday.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Bilingual guide
- Van
- 4WD or mini-bus depending on the number of passengers
- Andean lunch
- Transfers.

Price Excludes:
- Entrance to Tihuanaco Archaeological Site (USD 12.00).

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