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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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Stunning Views but poor documentation lowers the attractiveness of this ancient burial site

The visit to Sillustani was part of the itinerary of the Globus Tour. About 35 mins from Puno, the route passes through the Atuncolla village, where a stop was made to visit a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The visit to Sillustani was part of the itinerary of the Globus Tour. About 35 mins from Puno, the route passes through the Atuncolla village, where a stop was made to visit a typical Peruvian farmhouse of that area.The opportunity offered was to come up close and personal with the farmer's herd of Guanaco and Alpacas. Besides an understanding of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We drove and the road from Puno is just beautiful altiplano landscape . The site is remarkable with impressive towers.Recommended.

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Invermere, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

We were hit by quite a storm that made walking somewhat unpleasant given the exposed location. Our guide came to our rescue with Poncho's. It was a good walk and climb at altitude which stressed some of our group. The experience was just magnificent and well worth the effort. Rarely have we seen such attention to detail in building funerary.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sillustani was about a 45 minute trip from Puno on a bus. The ruins were very interesting and our guide did a great job of explaining the history of the site. Most of the photos that I saw of the chullpas were taken on bright sunny days. The day we went was quite cloudy with an approaching storm, so it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were due to catch the (10hr) train ride from Puno to Cuzco, but farmers were on strike and had blockaded the tracks. Our travel agents did a great job of re-booking us onto flights, but it meant we had time to kill in the morning. So they went the extra mile (several actually) and took us for an unscheduled... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

maybe, after reading my lonely planet, i expected something more... there is an entry fee of 10 NS, then you have to walk a bit to get to the top of the hill where you have a beautiful view over the bay. as for the tumbs, well, you have to have a very good guide that explain you everything otherwise... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

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

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

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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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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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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