On an altiplanic plateau, more than 30 kilometers north of Puno, lies Sillustani, one of the largest necropolis in the world. Surrounded by a landscape of stunning beauty, which seems to be summed up in the serene waters of the Umayo lagoon, the archaeological complex stands out for its gigantic “chullpas” (species of stone towers), built by Collas and incas, to bury their dead.
Many of them are over 12 meters high and have a larger diameter at the top than at the base. Quite a challenge to the laws of gravity and balance, a detail that makes them unique on the continent.
Tombs of noble Collas, the eternal dwelling of the Sons of the Sun, who when dominating these lands, would add similar architectural characteristics to those of the Temple of the Sun or Cori cancha, in Cusco.
Start: 14.00 p.m. Return: 18.00p.m
14:00 pm: Pick up from hotels.
15:30 pm: Arrival and visit to Sillustani.
18.00pm: Arrival to the city of Puno.
- Tourist transport.
- Bilingual guide.
- Entrance fees to the archeological center
This visit can be done en route to the airport or from Juliaca airport to Puno. The departure time depends on the flight schedule. (Private Service).