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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.