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From Puno: Sillustani Half Day Tour

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Explore the ancient tombs of Sillustani, a pre-Incan necropolis that dates back to the indigenous Colla people. Discover the burial ground, which covers a massive stretch of land and features more than 90 stone chullpas (mausoleums).

Highlights

  • Visit one of the world's largest ancient necropolises
  • Marvel at the stone chullpas which are over 40 feet/12 m high
  • See scenic views of the peninsula near Lake Umayo

Description

After being picked up from your accommodation in downtown Puno, make your way to the Sillustani Archaeological Site, one of the largest necropolises in the world. Discover how ancient civilizations considered cemeteries to be places of rest and rebirth, choosing beautiful regions to build their sacred cemeteries. Sillustani is located on the shores of Lake Umayo, and is surrounded by mountains which create a feeling of peace and harmony. As you explore the site, discover more than 90 'chullpas' (mausoleums) which stand out. Admire the gigantic primitive stone mausoleums reach more than 12 meters high and are unique because the base of each tower is smaller in diameter than the top. Learn about the different types of burial sites, from the most rustic, Pre-Inca, to the most sophisticated mausoleums, with multi-angled stones of fitted on the outside.

Includes

Round trip transportation from downtown Puno hotels Professional tour guide in English and Spanish Admission to Sillustani
Gratuities Food and drinks Souvenirs Personal expenses

Important Information

  • Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Sales tax must be collected for Peruvians or foreign visitors who stay in Peru for more than 60 days; if applicable, sales tax will be collected by the local operator.
  • Please note, you are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test (72 hours before travel). On arrival in Peru, you must take a test ordered by the Peruvian government, or the local partner can help to arrange a test at your hotel on the day of arrival. You will pay the cost of this test. If you do not take the test you will not be permitted to take part in any tours in Peru. A positive test result requires mandatory isolation. A negative test result requires no quarantine.

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