(THE PRE – INKA CEMENTERY)
Morning: 8:30 am x 03 hours Afternoon: 13:30 pm x 03 hours
The archaeological site of Sillustani is located 22.3 miles away from the city of Puno (34 Km., 35 minutes drive) and 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 were considered 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.
08:30 am or 13:30 pm transfer from your hotel
Our clients are collected from their hotels and then are conducted to the western part of Puno. The bus ride to Sillustani lasts about 30 minutes and offers along the way fine w¡ews of the Lake Titicaca. At the archaeological site of Sillustani, our local guide will show us the most important sectors of the burial site and will give us a good insight into the Andean culture. Our visit in Sillustani ends up with wonderful panoramic view if the Lake Umayo.
Afterwards we will visit local farmes that live along the road. Here we will learn about the economical activity in the area, and also the farmers will explain how they plant their potatoes, breed their alpacas, vicuñas and guinea pigs. Finally we will return to Puno, getting after sunset.
- Transfers your hotel to Sillustani and transfer back to your Hotel.
- Personal assistance along your tour.
- Entrance fees to all touristic attractions
- Touristic bus with insurance SOAT
- Professional bilingual guide (English - Spanish) along your excursion.
- Tour in the Chullpas "Cementery" of Sillustani
- Entrance to recreational sites, such as "Clubs" "Waters Springs, Amusement Parks"
- Unscheduled Meals.
- Others not specified in the Program *
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