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Sillustani is sort of like a pre-Incan version of Arlington Cemetery. It is about 40 minutes from Puno (on the way to Juliaca). The site is on top of a mesa overlooking the surrounding lowlands and Lake Umayo. It is a breathtaking sight from on...More
We did a 1/2 day tour to Sillustani from Puno. If you have the time, check it out. It offers a beautiful view of the surrounding lake and the history (they are burial tombs) was interesting. They’re have little shops set up on the walk...More
Had a driver drop my off at around 11:45am and spent 1.5hrs exploring the funerary homes by myself. There are several posts with explanations and I really enjoyed the tranquility of the place before all the bus tours arrived in the afternoon. There are several...More
We did our tour in the morning. This is an archeological and historial site. You need to be in good shape in order to walk and clim the site, remember you are in a very high place and need to acclimateto the altitud. When you...More
This pre-Incan burial site is perched in a beautiful location above a large lake. Experiencing the site gave me a broader appreciation of the diversity of cultures in the region and was simply visually striking as well. Getting to the site includes a moderate uphill...More
I did the afternoon tour of about 3 hours. The guide was well informed and took us through the history of the tombs and the area. I had been, by myself, to the museum of Carlos Dreyer in the morning and thought the pair complimented...More
A lovely clean and quiet place for a visit. Some members were a little apprehensive about more walking in the heat but there were many opportunities to turn back towards the coffee shop if required. An educational visit learning about the funeral pyres and a...More
Do go here if you get the chance. It is a great place to see Inca burial structures and to learn about this civilisation. The town is very clean and the coffee shop near the car park serves very good coffee. The little stall also...More
We took the Andean Explorer train from Puno to Cucso & travelled through Juliaca - not the most attractive town.
However, it's still reasonably close to the Lake so you should see it from a window seat.