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From Puno: Sillustani Half Day Tour

Product ID: 238852
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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).
About this activity
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in downtown Puno

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Experience

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
Full 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
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
• 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.
• For inquiries about services including start times, pick-up points, and incident reports such as health problems, flight delays and cancellations, please contact the local provider by the MASI chatbot.
• MASI: @masitravelpartner through Facebook Messenger. You will need to enter your identity document number with which you generated the reservation. This service is available 24 hours prior to the start of your activity.

From US$ 20 per person