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Sillustani

Puno, Puno, Peru
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Half-Day Trip to Sillustani from Puno
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Puno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: These fascinating ruins consist of huge, cylinder-shaped towers in...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Don´t lose this place, we expend two hours and felt was not time enough. The sunset was a gift from nature and our local guide very good.

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Perth, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Interesting to hear about the Silustani architecture and history of this place, but augmented by stunning views from the top. Felt like a very sacred place and best to sit and just enjoy the surrounds for a while..

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I enjoyed my tour here. It took several hours as it is a good three quarters of an hour drive from Puno back in the direction of Cusco. There are numerous pre-Incan and Incan funerary towers on a hill at the archeological site which overlook a lake. The site itself is quite spectacular and very photogenic. The tour guide was... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A good way to spend an afternoon. Somewhat historical and kind of a goofy tour--lots of time standing around with the guide and listening to explanations--but the towers are situated perfectly atop a hill with a lake surrounding. Beautiful image from the top. Plus, eat clay on the way back if you go with a tour.

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Bentonville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Plan on walking a bit. To get to the top is about 3/4 mile uphill. Looking at the burial urns was interesting. I would suggest a tour guide so they can point out the interesting artifacts. There is some shopping stalls on the bottom of hill. Shop after your climb so you don't have to carry it up. They have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just ok if you can see it enroute to or from airport. Not worth a special trip. Most people would see much better ruins in Cusco area, so dont waste time here.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place to visit and experience pre-inca Aymara culture. These tombs and buildings on the shore of Lake Umaya. The outside area and parking is being upgraded. It is located between Juliaca and Puno.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After having been part of celebration of All Souls Day Mass in Puno Cathedral earlier in the day this made this visit so special. This is a site of Pre Inca and Inca burial grounds with large stone silos where the mummies were placed inside. Some of these silos remain and you also have to take care when walking in... More 

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The pre-Inca Collas grave towers of Sillustani make an interesting historical site to visit. It is interesting, because the site shows how the Inca's adopted these building technics in their own constructions. The best time to visit is late in the afternoon, when the low sun and often incoming dark clouds, make the surroundings look amazing! Recommendable is also to... More 

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Aberdeen, NJ
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My husband and I recently visited this monument on our recent tour in PERU. On the road from PUNO, this is an often missed (not usually mentioned) archaeological site. Although our guide MADE this site sound impressive, I was not very excited at what was to be seen at the top of the hill. Sillustani is the site where there... More 

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