The archaeological site of Sillustani is located 22.3 miles away from the city of Puno (34 Km.,sillustani puno35 minutes drive) and at an altitude of 12,858 feet (3,840mts.) above sea level. This visit allows visitors to enjoy stunning highland landscapes and imposing pre-Inca architecture. The site is strategically positioned on the top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo lagoon.
The archaeological site of Sillustani was a cemetery built in the XIII century by a civilization that occupied the area before the Inka domination. The creators of the imposing burial towers are known as Kolla people. The most imposing burial towers were built for the chiefs and priests. For our ancient cultures, the cemeteries were important resting places for the deceased people. Therefore, our ancestors would strategically choose for burial ground exceptionally beautiful spots. Cemeteries weresillustaniconsidered sacred places.
When walking around this peninsula, we can feel the energy that emanates from this site. Many people come to appreciate this unique view of the vast highland surrounded by the Andean mountains and the beautiful lagoon Umayo, they cannot go away without feeling their hearts recharged with peace.
Starts: 14.00 p.m. Returns: 17.45 p.m.
Private Tour starts at time requested
Departure time & Price upon request
Private Tour on route to / from airport of Juliaca
Departure time & Price upon request. Time depends of flight schedule
SILLUSTANI – GROUP TOUR (HALF-DAY TOUR)
14: 00pm*: Pick-up from your hotel in downtown Puno
14: 30pm: Bus departure
15: 30pm: Arrival in Sillustani
17: 00pm: Bus returns to Puno
17: 45pm: Drop off by hotel
Tour includes: Pick-up from hotels in downtown Puno, English-Spanish speaking guide, entrance fee, transportation
There is a supplemental charge of $3.00 per person for pick-up from hotels: Libertador, Casa Andina Private Collection, Eco Inn and Posada del Inka.
Tours can start any time from 07.00 am to 16:00. Average tour duration: 4 hours.
Tour includes: A cultural encounter with a local family. Private guide in requested foreign language, entrance fees, private transportation.
The tour’s duration depends of your flight schedule.
Includes a cultural encounter with a local family. Private guide in requested foreign language, entrance fees, private transportation.