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Address: Puno, Puno, Peru
Description: These fascinating ruins consist of huge, cylinder-shaped towers in which...
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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Tall Stone Burial Towers!

Situated north of Puno and overlooking Lake Umayo are the interesting Sillustani ruins. They consist of more than a dozen stone tombs on a bluff high above the lake. Built by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Situated north of Puno and overlooking Lake Umayo are the interesting Sillustani ruins. They consist of more than a dozen stone tombs on a bluff high above the lake. Built by the Colla tribe, these stone towers widen as they go up and represent the best surviving examples of this type architecture. There are, of course, a few craft stalls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I was very surprised by Sillustani. I didn´t expect much from this spot - just to kill some time before going to lake Titicaca, but it was actually great! Beautiful views, nice walk, overall great afternoon trip! We paid 18soles for the tour from Puno to Sillustani.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

interesting visit of this burial ground and seeing the (Chullpas) round towers. Best was walking up towards the top and then coming over the crest to a magnificent site of the lake and reflecting clouds. sitting there on the rocks you could feel the energy. Guide showed us how one big rock on the way down screwed up our compass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Great place where inca and pre-inca culture come together. Beautful examples of inca building techniques in which stones are locked together by use of interlock stones instead of cement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

we stopped off on the way from Puno to Juliaca airport, earlier than any coach tours, and it was lovely and peaceful. There is a lovely lake which the hill with the burial towers extends into, which was shimmering it the morning sunlight. We did not climb up the hill to the top to inspect the towers (4000m altitude and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took the tour to Sillustani Tombs and were very glad that we did. The views are spectacular and the history of the Tombs is very enlightening. There are a few houses along the road that lead up to the top (caretakers) that also sell woolens, weavings etc. It is almost a two mile walk and the highest point we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Beautiful and energetic. Very intimate emotions- but place really energrtic. Come in the morning when there no pepople to stay with yourself

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I wasn't expecting anything about this part of a Peruvian tour but it was not what I expected! A total of 6 artists, we had a guide and driver and an itinerary. The best part of this visit was being rowed in 2 boats by local oarsmen from one part of Lake TIticaca to another. We had to scramble onto... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As other reviewers have noted, there is minimal signage explaining the site. We were fortunate to have a guide with us so really enjoyed it on our way to the airport. Tip: make sure you have 1 soles coins for using the bathroom!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A unique site located about fifteen minutes drive from Puno. Well laid out with good access,stunningly beautiful scenery surrounding it and the ingenuity of the Incas on display at the top of a hill. Only downside were the ubiquitous locals selling almost everything. Definitely worth making the trip whilst visiting Lake Titicaca.

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