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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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We visited Sillustani for 3 hours on the way to Puno from Juliaca Airport. The Balsa Inn in Puno arranged the car at a very good price. One of its employees, Ronald, came along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We visited Sillustani for 3 hours on the way to Puno from Juliaca Airport. The Balsa Inn in Puno arranged the car at a very good price. One of its employees, Ronald, came along and gave us a tour. Sillustani, situated on an peninsula in Lake Umayo near Puno was a pre-Inca burial site, where the elite were interred in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great views and great ruins. Great panoraminc vistas of island in adjacent lake. Walking is relatively easy compared to sites near Cuzco. Actually an enjoyable walk. Good restaurant and bathrooms along the way.

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Trujillo, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The view of the big tombs is pretty interesting and the lake is gorgeous. If you have time, you should go.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We loved our visit to Sillustani. The traditional trout lunch was one of the best meals in Peru, and the local dance and craft goods were interesting.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Don't go out of your way to see Sillustani but if you have time you'll be happy you did visit. Large tombs of various sizes in the cemetery. The construction is very impressive. Very nice views from the top including an island that is home to vicuna.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The tombs were better than I expected. The size of them, their construction, and the views from the site were impressive.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

They have really improved access to this important burial-monuments site from my last visit in 1974. No longer can you drive right up on the plateau, not climb on the tombs. That's all to the good, in my book. Now you park below, and walk up a designated trail. We had an arranged guide, and really enjoyed his expertise with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

This site whilst not as impressive as others such as Machu Picchu or Ollantaytambo should still be visited if you are planning a trip to Puno. The stone tombs and the lake vistas are most impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Puno does not have an airport so inevitable you will probably arrange a taxi from Julliaca. It's on the way so worth stopping off as the towers are interesting and the countryside here is very rural. The lake alongside is the caldera of an extinct volcano.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We weren´t sure if we were going to have time to visit Sillustani. However our tour company said that it was very convenient to do on the way to the airport on the last day. So we gave ourselves extra time for leaving to the Juliaca airport and we are so glad we did. If you are limited on time... More 

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

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