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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 | Salidas A Sillustani Todos Los Dias, Puno 00159, Peru
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped on our way to the airport and what an interesting place! Definitely take the time to walk through. Because of erosion, you will see lots of broken pottery and human bone fragments as you walk the path.

Thank ljc65
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to someone's home, as part of the package of staying at Titilaka Hotel; food and staff provided by the hotel. Wonderful overlook to the south; we did not visit the main tourism area.

Thank wassermanmike522016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Another trek cross-country and another climb uphill. But the reward is a close-up view of some pre-Incan tombs, built as 12 m high towers. Amazing!

Thank PatrickAndBernie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking up to the top of the hill and seeing the lake was brilliant. Above ground tombs pretty amazing, great photo opportunities. Well worth a visit. Houses along the road very interesting, more like family compounds.

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a large new tourist complex at the bottom of the complex. There were rangers present as well. Our guide told us we could fly a drone but the rangers soon came and put a stop to it. Luckily our drone was not confiscated....More

Thank FL T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's awesome! A historical place with amazing views! When in Puno, I suggest to take a day for this non-Titicaca adventure.

Thank Priscila S
Reviewed September 2, 2018

The most important thing not to miss is the backyard of the little museum which has the stones that have fallen down from the Chulpas and many have the carved animals similar to Gobekli Tepi, in Turkey which is proven to be 12,000 years old.

Thank John B
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This complex stands on the shore of Lake Umayo. It is famous for its chullpas, large circular fortified burial towers for the main leaders of the early villages of the Collao plateau. Some are 12 meters high (39 feet), and remarkable for their shape, thinner...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Interesting 1.5 hour visit, 30 mins outside Puno. Stories of pre-Inca and Incan towers fascinating. Stunning views over the lake. Lots of gift shops and a couple of cafés too.

Thank REJ62
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The site itself makes you quiet, with the wind howling over the hill with Lake Umayo on both sides. We went there with a guide and transport for 40 soles with agency Rutas del Sur. Recommended trip!

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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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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.
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.