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Chullpas of Sillustani Private Tour in Puno half day

Private service
Half day (am)
Puno - Titicaca

$ Ask abouth the price per person in private service.



Located 34 km. From the Puno City, on the peninsula of Umayo lagoon, in this place found the most mysterious and awesome cemetery tombs, called Chullpas of Sillustani, from pre-Incas (Collas and Lupacas) and Incas, this funerary towers with shapes of Inverted cones and square. The funerary towers most important is known as lagartos’s chullpa, it’s the most representative attractive of Sillustani.

Those funeral towers were built by an Aymara-speaking tribe, which dominated the Puno region before the Incas. Ancestor worship was an integral part of the Aymara culture, and the cylindrical towers were built to provide a connection between life and death. Each tower contained the remains of one important member of the tribe mummified in the fetal position to recreate birth.

The person was buried with prized possessions as objects of gold, silver, pottery utensils and food to take to the next world, this custom (it was practiced) because beliefs said that after the death resurrected elsewhere where they had to eat and drink, as they did before dying.

Umayo Lagoon is an impressive water mirror reflecting the blue sky and white clouds of Puno. Which shelter small beautiful island (National Reserve) to protect the Vicuñas.

In this special tour to sillustani we´ll pick you up at 9.00 a.m. from the hotel and then we go by car to the chullpas of sillustani, this archaeological site is located on the peninsula of umayo lagoon and it’s one the most important necropolis in the world. 

There will visit the famous archaeological complex of Sillustani, cylinder burial towers built of stone, (12m/40ft tall) where the Aymaras buried their important leaders. sorounded by the Umayo Lagoon, only adds beauty to the place, the Chullpas known as lagarto and Intiwatana are most prominent. Here you will have the opportunity to observe the wild guinea pigs, birds and other wildlife of the area. This trip takes (3h and 30 minutes maximum), after back to Puno and transfer to your hotel.

09:00 a.m Pick up from hotels and departure to Chullpas of Sillustani
09:45 a.m. Departure of the bus to the Chullpas of Sillustani.
10:00 a.m. Arrival at Archaeological complex of Sillustani and visit (1 hour 30 min approrx).
11:30 a.m. Departure of the bus from the Chullpas of Sillustani to Puno.
12:00 p.m. Arrival to Puno and transfer to their hotels.

NOTE: The hours are flexible for private trips according to our customers.

  • Advice one day before the tour.
  • Sillustani entrence fee.
  • Official guide Spanish / English.
  • Pick up from hotels in the center of the city of Puno.
  • Transportation: Puno – Sillustani – hotel in Puno.
  • Others not mentioned in the tour.
You maye take this:
  • A bottle of water (a liter).
  • Comfortable shoes for walking.
  • Glasses, hat and sunscreen.
  • Lightweight and warm clothing.

Autumn and winter: cold and wind (wear light coat). Spring and Summer: rain (raincoat and umbrella)

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  • Additional cost for pick up from the following hotels:
    • Casa Andina Private Collection, Posada del Inka, Hotel Eco Inn y Libertadores:
      • Up to 02 people ( Auto ): $ 8.00 USD.
      • Up to 05 people (Van H-1): $ 20.00 USD.
    • Mirador del Titikaka y Hotel José Antonio:
      • Up to 02 people ( Auto ): $ 12.00 USD.
      • Up to 05 people (Van H-1): $ 25.00 USD.
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