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Sillustani, Puno

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Pay tribute to the long-fallen warriors of the Colla community at Sillustani, a pre-Incan burial ground perched on the shores of Lake Umayo. A series of funerary towers, some of which are up 12 m (39 ft) high, held the remains of Colla nobles, their families, and plenty of food and possessions to keep them comfortable in the afterlife. Admire the artisanship behind these impressive towers, which have stood since the 15th century. Take a guided tour to fully appreciate the significance of the area, as you'll struggle to find signposted information nearby. To visit Sillustani and other attractions in Puno, use our Puno trip itinerary planning site .
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  • This Agency offers servixios in private and shared with good local guais which you will live the time recommended del.kollasuyo
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  • We went in the afternoon, although it felt a little cold, view of the chullpas and the lagoon which is located nearby was great.
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  • This is not to be missed visit in the area. Between Puno and Juliaca is deflected that it leads to this place that was the cemetery of ancient civilizations that were there. Its buildings are worth going up there and take them in half a day.
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  • Archeological sites belonged to the Incas, it used to be a funeral places and considered as sacred place, important to bring warm clothing because is cold
  • Great place. Amazing views of the lake
  • Amazing Place. Nice views and nice hikes
  • Amazing area to see archeological past of Peru. Great views over the lake. Very interesting burial structures.
  • Breathtaking views! Nice people.

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Despite the appeal of Lake Titicaca, most accommodations in Puno sit several minutes back from the water, around the city center. Hostels, budget guesthouses, and rooms in private homes make up the majority of sleeping options, with a handful of boutique hotels also available. Consider staying somewhere with easy access to local transport, as you'll likely want to head off on daytrips to the surrounding area during your Puno holiday.
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