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Address: Puno, Puno, Peru
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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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Beautiful scenery, and ancient Inca site with tombs. Its a bit of a hike to go up before you see the Island on the water. Due to the height, make sure to layer your clothes, It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful scenery, and ancient Inca site with tombs. Its a bit of a hike to go up before you see the Island on the water. Due to the height, make sure to layer your clothes, It can get very windy up there. Saw some locals who own and breed Alpacas and Vicunas on the way down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We heard about Sillustani from Peruvians, and are very glad we made it out there. We hired a cab from Puno for a very reasonable price (60 soles), who drove us out there, waited for 2 hours, and on the drive back stopped at one of the local farmhouses and gave us a tour. You will need 2 hours to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tough walk for old people on your first day at 12500+ ft, but these pre-Inca onward burial towers provided an interesting perspective. Views of the lack were also worth the climb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The complex consists of several tombs on a rise with tremendous views of the lake. The climb is moderate but the descent is more challenging with uneven steps. I was a bit hesitant to go but once there was thankful I had changed my mind. It cannot be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed this site even though we'd already seen so much Inca architecture and art. For some reason, the Inca buried the mummified remains of certain families in stone towers over 150 feet tall. The views from the top are also spectacular - one high mountain lake and on the other side a river filled with pink flamingoes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend a guided tour because the ruins are not so impressive when you don't understand what they are. The view near the lake is beautiful though. It's difficult to go there from Puno and to comeback. You have to find a place to go to Juliaca and ask the driver to stop at the junction for Sillustani. After, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Book your tour through a consolidator in person (not online or through your hotel). The tours are all consolidated, so they're basically the same. A cheaper price doesn't mean a worse tour. We did Uros in the morning, Sillustani in the afternoon, and it made for a very nice day. Sillustani needs a good guide to make it interesting, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was a little critical of the fact that Sillustani was the #1 rated activity in Puno. I mean how amazing can burial grounds be??? Boy, was I impressed! The whole experience was amazing! The walk up the hill which was surrounded by water, the history that dated back pre Incan, and the magnificence of the structures themselves. This is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed the tour here. The remnants of the tombs were fascinating, even though not much of the original structures are remaining. Nice to see an example of a pre-Incan archaeological site, after all of the Incan sites we had just visited previously during our trip. However, we had the advantage of being accompanied by a tour guide.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travelled with a friend and took a Tour in Puno. The constructions are amazing and the view of the lake from the top is marvelous.

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