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Sillustani

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Address: Puno, Puno, Peru
Phone Number: 951024758
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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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Half Day Tour to Sillustani Inca Ruins

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Way of burying your deads.

We booked a tour to this archeological site locally in Punto with Edgar travel. We had an excellent guide. The guide explained the various ways people were buried. He... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a tour to this archeological site locally in Punto with Edgar travel. We had an excellent guide. The guide explained the various ways people were buried. He distinguished four periods. The monuments from the Inca period around 1500 I personally found the most impressive.

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Arequipa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After visiting the Uros Islands and Taquile Island this gives you more insight into the Andean culture.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Resting place of pre inca royal family in stone towers called chullpas. Pretty high in elevation and you suddenly feel less oxygen here. Astonishing views of the lake from top makes sillustani a must visit when in Puno. Save money by booking a taxi for half a day at 180 soles whereas you pay 170 per person to a tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a disappointing visit of the Uros islands we really enjoyed our visit to Sillustani. The site is really interesting and the views are absolutely stunning. Definitely worth the detour.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

travelling across the lake with the local people in their boats was very fun. (for us) the historical site is very interesting. Take your time as the climb up to the chopas is taxing if you aren't use to the altitude yet

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Difficult place to get to unless you have a car. Very windy, remote and isolated. Interesting if you like ruins and ancient history. Not sure it is developed enough to be worth the effort. Some of the signage is weather-worn and very difficult to read. Lots of local handicraft stalls at the entrance and a small cafe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The curious funeral towers are interesting but for me the best bit was getting to the top (4,300m or thereabouts) which was about a 150m ascent and seeing the extinct volcanic island and its water-filled crater. Just sitting on an overhanging rock and taking in the scenery was peaceful enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is called by many names. Whatever it is, Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground at Lake Umayo just outside Puno. Since I was here last, they have completed the construction of nice benches on the streets with shades in the town on the way to the actual sites. While the chullpas relics are the tower like structures built... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m so glad we decided to include the Sillustani burial grounds enroute to the airport in Juliaca! Photos can’t really do it justice – it is just incredible and quite unique – unlike anything else we’ve seen in Peru! We went late afternoon which really showed off the chullpas in the perfect light. We basically had the place to ourselves... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good way to spend an afternoon. I was the only one in my group who wasn't from somewhere in South America and therefore the only english speaker so I walked off and did my own tour. Which I prefer anyway. The ruins are cool and worth the visit

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