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Sillustani

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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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Half-Day Trip to Sillustani from Puno

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Fascinating archeological site

I went to Puno with friends and took a day trip to Sillustani. I had never heard of it before they suggested it, but I was interested when they described it. I was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

I went to Puno with friends and took a day trip to Sillustani. I had never heard of it before they suggested it, but I was interested when they described it. I was not disappointed. It's an impressive site with the tombs standing high (10 meters or so) above you. The plateau where the tombs are located also offers an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Super interesting and had a really good guide, tour was arranged by Betty who we met after the train from Cusco... We only had a day in Puno so we visited the floating islands in the morning and then Sillustani at 2 for the afternoon.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. We did a tour organized by our hotel, and that was great. The guide, Bruno, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and went at a relaxed pace (climbing up the hill in that altitude takes time - but do it! The views are worth it!) My only reservation was the fact that I would have liked more time to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The views of the lake and tombs is worth the effort to get there. It is a pretty decent walk from the parking lot to the tombs at the top. The walk is not strenuous and is on paved paths. It is uphill but not overly steep. Take your time and rest if you start to feel short of breath.... More 

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Bregenz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We stayed in Puno in a beautiful hotel from where we organized a half day trip to Sillustani. You can easily reach it by taxi which is much cheaper than an organized trip from any travel agency. Sillustani for itself is really beautiful and you can stay there for hours, just how you like it. We where there for approx.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

this unoique and historical side is beautiful.... it makes curious what happened on that civilisation centuries ago

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Waco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I wish I had had more than the 20 or so minutes I had. Still, the history is really interesting, and the condition of the ruins is pretty impressive. Silustani is also the prettiest place I visited in all of Peru (though it did weirdly look like Scotland). The drive is also very interesting. Go to Silustani if you go... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

It is a quite interesting place to visit, you should go with a good guide, because there is a lot of history to be explained. It is a short visit, It could be a good idea to do it on the way from or to the airport, it is halfway between Puno and the airport, and will take about one... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a pre-Incan burial ground of the Colla people. It is quite a walk in from the parking lot, and up to the various tombs. But it is worth it to see them up close. There are a lot of details along the way on the tombs. I also enjoyed the large ground sun dials. It gets quite windy... More 

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Advance, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Not a real high hill, but still a climb at high altitude. Guide tried to rush us up hill, and I had to slow her down. Great view at top of lake, but tombs not that interesting. I do not recommend this option to others that are headed this way on Gate 1 forums.

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