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Address: Puno, Puno, Peru
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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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Very unique & peaceful

Silustani was about a 45 minute drive from Puno, but well worth it. The countryside is dotted with llama, alpaca & cattle on the way. The tombs are on a peninsula with llama... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Howell, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Silustani was about a 45 minute drive from Puno, but well worth it. The countryside is dotted with llama, alpaca & cattle on the way. The tombs are on a peninsula with llama, sheep, & alpaca all around them. They are much different then the other Incan ruins we saw.

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South Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The round tombs are pretty neat. If you miss this attraction, though, you won't regret it. The biggest reason to visit Sillustani? The shopping! If you really want a souvenir from Peru, the best prices were here. We went all over Peru and I want to kick myself every time I think of the bargains I missed because I kept... More 

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We drove to Sillustani with or own rental car. The drive through the valley is very nice, with old farm houses and llama's. Sillustani is located in a lovely place with good view. Some uphill walking is involved, not quit easy at 3800 meter / 11.000 feet. Worth the visit!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We arrived by a private guided tour, who explain us a lot about this place. This area was a Pre-Inka cemetery where only the high ranks (kings and highest ministers) were buried. Very recommended, with a guide in order to arrive there and to tell you the story.

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Kavala, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Beautiful & totally peaceful location with rich historical remains & wondeful views. Sun's corona gave a halo to one of the burial towers - starling effect!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

More interesting because of the lovely lake scenery that surrounds the strange funerary towers. We went early morning before the markets had set up, it was beautiful in the silence.

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Cedar Falls, IA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

These above-ground tombs are a marvel of construction and very different in some ways from other Incan sites. Like elsewhere, everything was oriented toward the sun. We liked learning about the magnetic stones placed in each structure, and we enjoyed the beautifully unique landscape. It's a nice side-trip during a stay in Puno. The walking is moderate. Vendors line the... More 

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Lima Region, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Perfect hike to see this burial towers and landscape of high plateau, its found next to a lake and is so relaxing mix of history and good views.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had an incredible private tour of the stunning Sillustani burial tours. The guide was knowledgeable and educated us well about the history of the site. I recommend contacting Vamos Expeditions for excellent guides in the Lake Titicaca area.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Site consists of many burial chambers made up from cylindrical stones almost 10 to 12 meters high. It was used to bury important Aymaras leaders at the top.

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Address: Puno, Puno, Peru
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Puno Region  >  Puno

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