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Sillustani

Puno, Puno, Peru
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Puno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
Description: These fascinating ruins consist of huge, cylinder-shaped towers in which pre-Inca tribes buried the elite members of their community.
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not a lot of tourists go here but they should. This area about an hour from Puno is historically significant. A 10 minute walk past a row of souvenir and clothing stands brings you to a 10 min climb up a winding trail where your guide can explain the pre-Incan and Incan civilizations tombs. The circular structures are spread over... More

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great half-day trip from Puno (multiple pick-up points) Our guide was able to illustrate the historic significant with ease in multiple languages. The views from the top are spectacular. Bring a few soles for pictures! (locals) I found the quality of the vendors to be good although the prices a little higher than other spots. This cost... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

It's a short drive from Puno, and the tour operator will typically have one or two entertaining stops along the way - at a local Alpaca farm or something like that. We got to taste fresh Alpaca cheese and that was quite something! The place itself is great - well preserved, but needs a good guide to really understand anything,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was brilliant seeing the weird sculptured tombs - and our guide was great at explaining everything to us. We even stopped in at a traditional home on our way back to Puno or an interesting little lesson in traditional Bolivian life.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visiting the tombs requires a bit of a climb but the effort is worth it. You'll have a great view of the landscape and lake on the backside. The tombs themselves are another example of ingenious architecture.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One thing you'll appreciate at this altitude is the gradual climb of the trail up to the top of the hill! Coming down, there are more direct steps, but they'd be a challenge at around 13,000 feet. The drive in is quite scenic, the develpment of the site is attractive, there's a well-situated restaurant with great views (didn't eat there,... More

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Very well preserved archiological site with pre-inca and inca tower tombs. Also able to visit a traditional farm on the way back to Puno

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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our first day in Puno, we traveled to Sillustani and enjoyed the tour of the ruins there. While I would NOT say this was a must do, if you have time, it is worth visiting.

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Deinze, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

thes are the best preserved tombs from the pre-Incan and Incan period near Puno. for us it was the perfect break on our way to the city. I recommend taking a guide to get the whole picture.

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Paris, France
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The inca tombs were interesting, the lake and landscape were very beautiful, but climbing a few hundred meters when the altitude is already over 4,000m is really tough!

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