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Sillustani, Puno

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Cemetery Ruin
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. See Sillustani and all Puno has to offer by arranging your trip with our Puno itinerary maker.
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  • It is not soooo wow, but it's a ride relaxed near Puno (between Puno and Juliaca). It should make a short walk to get to the other side and see the lagoon.
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  • Interesting archeological site between Puno and Juliaca. Fascinating burial grounds. Beware it's steep for people that just arrived at this high elevation local....half an hour is plenty....  more »
  • This site is not always available, it's a shame... This is exceptional, located on the Lake... very different what you see little of the Inca culture... Finally, Quechua!
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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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Where to stay in Puno

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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