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These fascinating ruins consist of huge, cylinder-shaped towers in...

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 relaxed walk in beautiful landscape near a beautiful lake. Cheap three hour tour with a nice guide. Also the place to buy Toritos. Nice way to spend the afternoon. Great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxed walk in beautiful landscape near a beautiful lake. Cheap three hour tour with a nice guide. Also the place to buy Toritos. Nice way to spend the afternoon. Great place to watch birds too.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located about 45 minutes from Puno, above the village of Sillustani on beautiful Lake Umayo, stand the cylindrical burial towers of the pre-Inca Aymara people. The towers, called Chullpas, were built to contain the bodies of the high priests and nobility of the area. Unlike the large Inca cut stones, these towers use a more uniformly cut stonework and can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At 3800m having come direct from Lima it was a bit of a climb to get there but the ruined tombs and terrific views over the lake were well worth it. Our guides showed us a lot of the local botanicals too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can travel to sillustani alone, however I would recommend with a guide (30 soles for an afternoon) because you have more insight into the creation of the funerary towers and maybe more information than you would have. Beautiful place with stunning views and interesting history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is doted with the funary towers called Chullpas. And the landscape is beautiful too (if there's no rain) with the area surrounded by the lake with terrazed hills and, if you're lucky, llamas and alpacas roaming nearby or on the site itself. We made dozens of fotos! The place also features a small restaurant and bathrooms with some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours walking and climbing the hill to explore the tour burial areas of the Incas. It is pretty steep in places at a very high altitude so prepare for some huffing and puffing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The government has made this place a very nice place to visit. Very will put together. We enjoyed the trek up to the ruins and seeing everything everything from the top. The lake on the far side was stunning and the island where they are raising Vicunas. Worth a trip when you are in this area!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We combined our commute from the airport to Puno with a stop here. We had just completed doing the Inka Trail to Macchu Picchu and a hike up Wayna Picchu so anything after Macchu Picchu pales in comparison. It was interesting but kinda boring too. Not much to see-lots of souvenir booths set up along the road you must pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

A wonderful place to see the varied landscapes of the Andes and Peru. Stunning vistas and breathtaking scenery coupled with ancient ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I thought it was interesting and wanted to see e ruins left here by Inca and pre inca people. Not a lot of ruins left but still glad to have seen them. The views from e top of the lake and area is beautiful! It was a short bus trip in the afternoon after a morning spent visiting the Uros... More 

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