Escape Puno and take a half-day trip to Sillustani, an ancient pre-Incan burial ground located on the shores of Lake Umayo. Discover the roots of the Colla people who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century. Stroll through the famous above-ground burial sites and discover a hidden city on Peru's beautiful eastern coast.
- Sillustani half-day trip from Puno
- Roam the ancient burial ground and explore the chullpas (funerary towers)
- Learn about the intriguing history of this ancient civilization
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
What You Can Expect
Leave Puno behind and travel to Sillustani, a famous burial ground just off the road that leads to Juliaca. Located approximately 18 miles (30 km) from Puno on the shores of Lake Umayo, Sillustani is a delight for any history enthusiast! Follow in the steps of the ancient Colla people who roamed Lake Titicaca for centuries before the arrival of the Inca Empire.
Although Sillustani’s history and culture are impressive, it is what the indigenous people left behind that stands out the most. Roam the ancient burial ground and marvel at the remaining chullpas, complex funerary towers built to honor a noble person in the Aymara culture.
The high towers surrounding Lake Umayo boast impressive architecture, believed to be even more complex than that of the Incas. Despite their differences, the similarities between these two cultures are noticeable, as the ancient Aymara served as an essential building block for today’s Inca culture.
After exploring these impressive burial grounds, enjoy a scenic drive back to your Puno hotel.
The tour was really interesting and informative. Great tour
Excellent excursion by means of which it is possible to get acquainted with history ancient орода rnok near Puno. Tremendous photos! ! ! I recommend! ! !