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Address: Puno, Puno, Peru
Phone Number: +51 951 024 758
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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 Trip to Sillustani from Puno
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Sillustani Pre-Incan Burial Grounds Half-Day Tour
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Half-Day Trip to Sillustani and Inca Funeral Towers from Puno

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Unfortunately by the time we arrived at this site it was raining, cold and getting dark. Such a pity because it is a very interesting Inca burial site set within a beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately by the time we arrived at this site it was raining, cold and getting dark. Such a pity because it is a very interesting Inca burial site set within a beautiful landscape with a view over a lake. Unless you know something about the area it is advisable to have a good guide. Along the road leading to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The combination of this interesting archeological site and stunning landscape is a winner. If you arrive independently and not part of a group I strongly recommend to hire a guide, if possible (I don't know if guides are available at the entrance or not) or in the very least read about this place before you visit. The site is situated... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place was totally amazing. The history and culture of this place and the specific purpose of the buildings and design were fascinating. Also the surrounding area and landscapes were amazing. I would highly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well organised tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and spent a lot of time telling us about the place. Simply brilliant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a gentle climb up from the parking area, you'll see these amazing chullpas. Said to be pre-inca funerary towers, I suspect they represented more than just physical death as the bee-hive shape suggests an inter-dimensional portal between life and death. Even the lake had a surreal feel about it!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Expect to walk uphill to Sillustani. It is an ancient burial ground for nobles, pre-Inca period. Interesting are the large stone large tube forts where the dead are buried, and the culture behind it. The site is quite spread out.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sillustani tombs are Inca and pre-Inca and are situated on top of a hill. The altitude is about 12,00 feet so walking up to them was a bit difficult. As it was raining, not our best activity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The towers and views are amazing. You will be about 13,000 feet at these towers. They feature the pre-Inca burial grounds. The agricultural efforts are quite interesting as well. Maybe your tour will stop by someone's home to see how they live and what they do with their time. Our group found this to be real interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Sillustani was the first thing we visited when our party came to Peru, and I am glad. Machu Picchu certainly outweighs Sillustani in terms of complexity and grandeur, but we had hired a guide who gave us a fascinating picture of what the area meant. The views from the hill are well worth the moderate hike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

This was our last attraction on our tour of Peru. Our guide took us here on our way to the airport. It was a beautiful area with wonderful views of the area. We had a guide, otherwise we would not fully understand the significance of the area. We had a gentle but long walk around the burial grounds. It was... More 

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