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From Puno: Sillustani Half Day Tour5 Reviews
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).
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- 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
DescriptionAfter 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.
IncludesRound trip transportation from downtown Puno hotels Professional tour guide in English and Spanish Admission to Sillustani
- 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.