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Half-Day Tombs "Chullpas" of Sillustani from Puno

5 (5)
Puno, PE

Half-Day Tombs "Chullpas" of Sillustani from Puno

5 (5)
Puno, PE
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Escape Puno and embark on a captivating half-day tour to the ancient burial ground of Sillustani. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the Colla people, who once thrived on Peru's eastern coast before being conquered by the Inca empire. Wander through the mesmerizing above-ground burial sites that tower up to six meters high and uncover the hidden city that lies on the shores of Lake Umayo. This tour promises a unique glimpse into the rich pre-Incan heritage of the region. Soak in the breathtaking beauty of Lake Umayo as you explore the ancient burial ground and marvel at the intricately designed funerary towers known as Chullpas. This is an experience that will leave every traveler spellbound and yearning to uncover more of Peru's captivating history.

About this experience

  • Non Refundable There is no return, refund or cancellation possible with this product
  • Admission Included
  • 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Visit the ancient pre-Incan burial ground
  • Discover the roots of the Colla people
  • Explore the famous above-ground burial sites
  • Witness the impressive funerary towers or Chullpas
  • Experience the hidden city on Peru's eastern coast
  • entrance tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Gratuities

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Escape Puno and embark on a fascinating half-day tour to Sillustani, an ancient pre-Incan burial ground nestled on the shores of Lake Umayo. Immerse yourself in the profound history and rich cultural heritage of the Colla people, who were conquered by the Inca Empire in the 15th century. As you explore this captivating site, you'll encounter an array of above-ground burial sites and stumble upon a hidden city that graces Peru's enchanting eastern coast.

What to expect?

During this enlightening tour, you can anticipate a total duration of 180 minutes filled with awe-inspiring experiences. Your journey will commence with a visit to the picturesque Lake Umayo, where the historic Hatun Colla cemetery awaits, shrouded in a mystical ambiance. A profound sense of wonder will embrace you as you wander amidst the imposing funerary towers, known as Chullpas, reaching an astonishing height of up to six meters.

Who is this for?

This captivating tour is designed for adventurers, history enthusiasts, and curious travelers seeking to delve into the ancient Andean civilizations. Whether you are a first-time visitor to Peru or a seasoned traveler, this experience offers a unique opportunity to uncover the secrets of the Colla people and witness their remarkable burial customs. Embrace the spirit of exploration and indulge in the allure of discovering lesser-known gems that lie off the beaten path.

Why book this?

Embarking on this half-day excursion to Sillustani grants you the chance to step back in time and immerse yourself in the fascinating narratives of ancient Peru. Uncover the mysteries of the Colla people and gain insights into their culture, traditions, and burial rituals. From the breathtaking shores of Lake Umayo to the awe-inspiring Chullpas, each moment will be infused with a sense of wonder and discovery. This tour offers a remarkable opportunity to deepen your understanding of the rich tapestry of Peru's history and indulge in the beauty of its lesser-known treasures.

Good to know

As you prepare for this remarkable adventure, it is essential to dress comfortably and bring your camera to capture the awe-inspiring sights you'll encounter along the way. Don't forget to wear sunscreen and bring a hat to shield yourself from the sun's rays. Additionally, be prepared for moderate walking and comfortable footwear is highly recommended. Immerse yourself in this journey of exploration and get ready to create unforgettable memories amidst the ancient tombs of Sillustani.


Past visitors have shared their enchantment and admiration for this memorable tour. They were captivated by the beauty of Lake Umayo and left in awe of the towering Chullpas, which provided a unique glimpse into the mysterious world of the Colla people. The knowledgeable guides illuminated the history and significance of each site, further enhancing the overall experience. Travelers praised the tranquility of the surroundings and the profound sense of history that resonated throughout the tour, deeming it a must-do excursion for any history-loving explorer.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Lake Umayo

We will visit the pre-Inca cemetery of the Hatun Colla chiefs in Sillustani, on the shore of Lake Umayo.


A great trip to see the funerary towers or Chullpas reaching up to six meters high.

Admission Included



5 (5)

Alan S

<p>Good despite thunder and lightening towards end which made things uncomfortable</p>

Thomas H

<p>The tour was really interesting and informative. Great tour</p>


<p>Excellent excursion by means of which it is possible to get acquainted with history ancient орода rnok near Puno. Tremendous photos! ! ! I recommend! ! !</p>


Si vas a la Región de Puno en Perú, debes hacer esta excursión. Increíble, para no olvidar. Vistas maravillosas. Buenos guías. La recomiendo.

Beatriz L

<p>Esta excursión es muy recomendable. La vista de los lagos es hermosa y muy interesante la historia del lugar. El guía fue estupendo, muy amable, se notaba que tenía mucho conocimiento del tema y le gustaba compartirlo.</p>
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2024-04-23 03:39