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Sillustani

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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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Puno 00159, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting concept for burials! This remote site is on a peninsula of the Umaya Lagoon. It's one of the largest necropolis in the world. Houses over 90 chullpas made of huge and primitive stone mausoleums. They are over 12 m high and designed with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the afternoon tour with a guide to this place. This is an ancient burial place. Where were buried in the times before Inca civilizations and the Incas times. The guide provided a very good tour and gave us a lot of information about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank oleksandr3
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The place is amazing and views are incredible. You have ruins, mountains, and lake to choose from and the walk there is not bad at all, just do it slow and you will no suffer from high altitude sickness. Sadly our tour was done in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jheredia3
Reviewed November 29, 2018

First off let me say we went at the beginning of the rainy season, which actually was perfect for this site. This pre-Incan site was built in this specific place because of the amount of lightning strikes it receives. The tombs themselves are interesting and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deboramarzec
Reviewed November 16, 2018

Nice way to fill an afternoon in and see more of this area. Picked up at hotel and driven to site by English speaking (local) guide. Remarkable location and the flat topped island is a spectacle. Good to see the towers and have the guide...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to airport from Puno wasn’t expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. Our guide stopped here for about an hour very informative with the history lovely 2k walk around the site with some fabulous views at the top. Well worth short...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robr658
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We had a wonderful guide with us who explained the amazing history of this pre-Incan site, which was an important site many years before the European migration to the Americas. Their civilization was not primitive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jody1975
Reviewed November 9, 2018

This is the site of a PreIncan cemetery with tombs built above the ground which is about 13,000 feet above sea level. It is a very peaceful place to visit with beautiful views of Umayo Lake. There is not a lot of signage, so it...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great visit. So interesting and ancient a place with incredible views and stories to Be heard. I’d come back again. Best in the mornings. Less people around

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robpadd1
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I was amazed by how were these civilizations able to build these impressive structures without the help of modern technology.

Date of experience: October 2018
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ShihD
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Peter3101 | Reviewed this property |
We had a Driver to take us to the airport, so we arranged to go a bit earlier to visit Sillustani. There are no gates so there is no opening or closing time....
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ingrid c
September 8, 2016|
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Hi, I think an hour there is enough to have a walk around and take in the energy and views.
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lisakensington9
August 16, 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
We took the Andean Explorer train from Puno to Cucso & travelled through Juliaca - not the most attractive town. However, it's still reasonably close to the Lake so you should see it from a window seat.
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