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ISKANWAYA ARCHEOLOGICAL SITE DHE 18

Bolivia’s most well preserved pre Inca ruins. The ruins of Iskanwaya are found on the edge of the Cordillera Real, 250m above the Rio Llica and are believed to be from the Molluculture dating from 1145AD to 1425AD. This large city was built on 2 platforms, and there are still more than 100 buildings, narrow streets and small plazas. These ruins are often referred to as the Machu Picchu of Bolivia. This cultural tour can be used to acclimatize to the high altitude before attempting any of the other treks or mountains near Sorata or La Paz.

PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz (3.600m) – Aucapata (2.850m): Leaving La Paz and passing the city of El Alto we will drive across the Altiplano (4000m), with views of the Cordillera Real and Lake Titikaka (3810m). We will pass many small villages as we drive through the Cordillera Muñecas. In this part of Bolivia the people speak Quechua. We will continue to follow the winding roads to the relaxing village of Aucapata. 6 to 7 hours.

Day 02: Aucapata – Iskanwaya (1450m): In the morning we will first visit the museum of Iskanwaya which is in the village itself. Here we will see rest of archeological sites that have been digged from the ruins. We will drive down to the rarely visited ruins of Iskanwaya.  6 to 7 hours. Night in a local accommodation.

Day 03: Aucapata – Sorata (2700m): Today we will drive to the village of Payayunga where we will need to cross the Rio Llica, following the winding roads we will pass cactus filled valleys. Just before Sorata we will have great views of Ancohuma (6427m) and Illampu (6356m). Arriving early afternoon in Sorata we have time to relax and explore the beautiful village.  7 hours driving. Night in a hotel.

Day 04: Sorata – La Paz: In the morning we can take a drive to the Gruta (Cave) de San Pedro and take a look inside. Later we can look around the quite village of Sorata. After lunch we will drive back across the Altiplano to La Paz. 4 - 5 hours.  Arrival to La Paz city and your hotel. End of services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Round trip private transport.
  • Professional Trekking  guide.
  • Full board pension (lunch, dinner and breakfast).
  • Night hotel and hostel in Aucapata and Sorata.
  • The entrance fees to the national park.
  • Communications by handies and mobile phone during the excursion.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation (rescuers fee, transportation, or medical cost).
  • Bottle of Waters and Spirit drinks
  • Tips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 4 Days /3 Nights
Season: January – December
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569