Tour to Tanka Tanka

In this tour we will meet archaeological remains, cave paintings and more.

Tanka Tanka is located in the upper part of the Zepita district

Full Day start in Puno and return to Puno

07:00 AM From Puno at 07:00 am, taking the paved road leading to the border with Bolivia over some 150 km along the south shore of Lake Titicaca, begin leaving the Gulf of Puno at the Point and the beautiful CHIMU OJERANI rocky area, with graceful houses along the hillside. A 18 kms. Entering the historic town of CHUCUITO, which etymologically means “golden hill”, dominated by pre-Inca kingdoms, who left buildings such as the Inca Uyo and the Fertility Temple, which also is also an astronomical observatory. Its importance was such that settled here in the royal Viceroyalty of this era are still old buildings and churches of Santo Domingo and the Assumption. Follow the road reached the village of ACORA and 05 kms. Village, beside the road are a group of pre-Inca chullpas pertaining to the Kingdom Lupaka, the site is called "Molloko".

* Then, continuing at km. 70 of the road, within walking distance of Ilave, you can see interesting geological formations of red sandstone place called Ajayumarka “(city of the spirits) by the local population, because the rocks show looks amazing animals, buildings, etc. ., among which shows the famous “devil’s gateway” or “Aramumuru door”, which include mysterious stories. Following the road we JULI, “the little Rome of America, a city of particular beauty and also of great cultural and religious center of the Aymara in colonial area, occupied by Dominicans and Jesuits, who began building great churches in mixed style which are impressive examples of painting and sculpture.

* Continuing to DESAGUADERO (Border town between Peru and Bolivia), you can see the beautiful Church of Zepita, in brownstone, built by Dominicans, much appreciated to have a perfect and harmonious volume distribution. In Desaguadero, you can see the International Bridge and border division between Peru and Bolivia. Its location gives it a distinctly mall where participating merchants from different parts of both countries each show on Tuesday and Friday. And only 32 kms. Moquegua on road and less than 1.50 kms. Walking from, you can admire the great pre-Inca archaeological complex known as Tanka Tanka, one of the largest sites of the department, where the remains of a large fortress and temples filled Chullpas associated with the manor Lupaka , return to the city of Puno at 05:30 pm approximately. (Box Lunch)


* Starting in the border city of Desaguadero, get to know everything mentioned in the lines above and end in the city of Puno.
* The other thing is to start and finish in the border city of Desaguadero.

Location and references of Tanka Tanka

It is located 172km. southwest of the city of Puno, on a peak with an approximate perimeter of 3,000mt and an area of ​​approximately 50has. It is a site of Lupaka origin (1,100a.d.c. To 1,450a.d.c.) Ancestral culture that was established in the southern highlands of the Puno region. After the Tiawanaku period (100a.a.c. To 1,100a.d.c.), Lordships or independent political states emerged, among them Lupakas, Kollas, Pacajes, Omasuyos, etc. Today, when you arrive at Tanka Tanka from afar, you can see the shape of a large beetle, which in Quechua means ¿acatanka¿, which gives its name to the archaeological site, for this reason in its honor the ancient highland inhabitants erected a great center with huge stone blocks carved, which begins with a fortress inside with 05 main and 3 secondary walls, 28 chullpas including 4 square chullpas, the main one is the Amaya, 19 conical chullpas with a round base and oval cusp, 5 collegiate chullpas, with residential structures of oval, square and rectangular shapes, a center for rituals or a shrine dedicated to the tanka idol, you can also see fields or large spaces between the walls, productive structures as there are traces of terraces and hydraulic engineering systems, monoliths, streets and alleys and in some sectors the presence of rock art or painting.
It was declared as Cultural Heritage of the Nation by R.D.N. Nº 663/ INC- 2001.


* Warm clothes.
* Sunglasses and sunscreen.
* Waters and snacks.
* Hat.
* Trekking shoes and poles.
* Waterproof clothing.


1. Pick up from your Hotel in Puno or Desaguadero.
2. Guide.
3. Visit to all the places described in the itinerary.
4. Tourist transport for the entire tour.
5. Return to your hotel in Puno or Desaguadero.


1. Breakfast
2. Lunch

Notes and Recommendations.

1. We recommend bringing: Water and snacks, Light backpack, Walking shoes, Sunscreen.
2. Service is subject to variation without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rains, huaycos, overflows, etc.), strikes and / or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
3. Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated, no refund applies.
4. In such a case, we could carry out a contingency plan with an alternative tour.
5. If you decide to leave before the end of the service, there will also be no refund for it.
6. If you take or buy snacks during the tours, preferably they are light (dried fruit, cookies and water).
7. If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as "Done" without claims, postponements or returns.
8. The number of passengers you and your group decides as it is a private service.

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