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Half Day Sillustani Chullpas Tour

Sillustani Island
Sillustani is strategically located on top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo Lagoon. This archaeological site was a cemetery built in the 13th century by a civilization that occupied this region before the Inka domination.
Sillustani Island
Sillustani is strategically located on top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo Lagoon. This archaeological site was a cemetery built in the 13th century by a civilization that occupied this region before the Inka domination.
Sillustani Island
Sillustani is strategically located on top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo Lagoon. This archaeological site was a cemetery built in the 13th century by a civilization that occupied this region before the Inka domination.
Sillustani Island
Sillustani is strategically located on top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo Lagoon. This archaeological site was a cemetery built in the 13th century by a civilization that occupied this region before the Inka domination.
Sillustani Island
Sillustani is strategically located on top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo Lagoon. This archaeological site was a cemetery built in the 13th century by a civilization that occupied this region before the Inka domination.
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Chullpas Sillustani Tour  Half Day

The pre-Inca cultures built this impressive necropolis, which is located on a small peninsular plateau in the Umayo Lagoon, 34 km away. Northwest of Puno.

This site developed the pre-Inca culture “Pukara” for 1,500 years ac. Subsequently came under the influence of the Tiwanaku. And it is from the year 1,200 A.D. that the Qolla culture is established and several tombs can be observed, even the most sophisticated mausoleums of all types and sizes according to the rank they had within the Qolla society while they were alive. First, the corpse was mummified in a fetal position, and then placed in Chullpa along with its belongings, and in some cases gold and silver objects, as well as other ceramic utensils and food.

The characteristics of these constructions are:

An entrance, always directed towards the east, which served for the communication of the spirit of the deceased with the sun god. The entrance is always too small for the funerary bundle to have been introduced through it, it is considered that the bundle was introduced in the vault, before being closed.

The mortuary chamber formed with small stones that were not carved. They have an exterior cladding with blocks of carved stones of large dimensions, perfectly fitted into each other sealing the exterior without any need for mortar, inside as seen in the photos the stones are propped up by means of small stones.

In the sides, the blocks of stone of the external covering present cracks and protuberances to allow a certain flexibility of the structure, so that it supports the earthquakes.

At the top of the Chullpas, they have a protruding row, forming the cornice that adorns the chulpa. Some stones have bas-reliefs representing mainly lizards and snakes.

Summary of the itinerary

  • 08:50 a.m. Passenger pickup from their hotels in the center of the city of Puno.
  • 09:30 a.m. Departure of the tourist bus to the Sillustani complex
  • 10:30 a.m. Arrival at the site of Sillustani (1 Hour and 30 Minutes).
  • 01:00 p.m. Return to the city of Puno.

Travel Itinerary

Our trip begins in the morning when we pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 a.m. begins the pick up of our passengers from your hotels and then go in our private transport to the main square of the city of Puno. And at 09:15 a.m. our private transport will depart for the Sillustani Archaeological Complex, about 45 minutes away.

We will arrive to Sillustani around 10:00 a.m. Here we will make a short walk to the most representative chullpas of the Colla and Inca times, when arriving to these chullpas we will be able to notice the existence of an advanced engineering and architecture with which these were constructed by the culture “Colla”, as well as to perceive the positive energy that possesses this sacred place, this part of the tour will have a duration of 2 hours approximately.

At 12 noon our private transport will go to the city of Puno making a small stop on the way in a typical farm of the place (Atuncolla), because this is the ideal place in which we can share the customs of local people (Colla culture), these families still live in typical houses built with stones, mud and straw.

We will also be able to appreciate very closely the great variety of South American camelids such as llamas and alpacas, here we can take interesting photographs. Continuing with our program, at 01:00 p.m. we will arrive in the city of Puno and passengers will be taken to their respective hotels in the center of the city.

Advantages of contracting this tour with Rainbow Peru Travel

  • Personalized assistance: You will have private transportation and a specialized guide just for your group.
  • Departure and return times will be adapted to the availability of time you have.
  • You will have more time to get to know in depth the place and the culture of its inhabitants.

Included in the tour

  • Tourist entrances to the Sillustani complex.
  • Tourist Transport: Puno – Sillustani – Puno
  • Professional guide Spanish/English
  • Coca tea

Not included in the tour

  • Tips Gratuities
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary

We recommend to take for our Tour

  • Wear suitable clothing for cold weather
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Photo camera
  • Carrying Water
  • Carry DNI or passport
  • Recommended age for the tour: 8 years or older
  • To know a little the climate of Puno

RATES 2019-2020

Exclusive service: we will only operate on our tourists; we will not pass or join with other agencies. Our groups in average are from 2 to 6 people, the departure is guaranteed 100% even if it is only one person.

Christina John
Cardiologist

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