Half Day Sillustani
Half Day Sillustani
Sillustani chullpas tour from Puno
In general, democracy is good. The only downside is that when a result comes out that you don't like, you have to put up with it and accept what the majority voted for. That is what the French hippie couple must have thought when by six votes to two they decided not to visit the island of Taquile and return to Puno that same morning. Both the Peruvian girls and the Japanese backpackers had had enough of visiting the island of Amantaní. It was funny for us to visit Taquile, but if we returned to Puno in the morning, we had time to go to Sillustani in the afternoon, so, after a brief deliberation, we decided to vote to return to Puno.
The easiest way to access Sillustani from Puno is with one of the excursions that can be hired at any of the tourism agencies on Lima Street. The excursion begins at two in the afternoon and you are usually back in Puno around six.
If you like the stories of aliens, mysteries of Íker Jiménez and others, Sillustani is a point that you cannot skip on your trip to Peru. If this is not the case, the funerary chullpas that stand in that place are worth visiting because of their curious construction, which has a mystical air, and because of the breathtaking landscape, just like in the terraces of Moray.
The bus dropped us off in the parking lot and from there we saw dozens of chullpas scattered on the horizon at the top of a hill. Chullpas are funerary towers in which the Kolla people buried their nobles. It was a warrior people that settled near Lake Titicaca between 1200 and 1450.
The funeral procedure was very careful: first they mummified the deceased and then they introduced him into the chullpa through an opening that faced east and through which only one person could fit. Finally, they placed the mummy in the fetal position along with valuable objects.
The construction of the chullpas is very curious. It is amazing how they managed to make totally cylindrical towers using such large rocks.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Daily departures.
At the appropriate time, I pick up from the hotel. 14: 00hrs You will leave for the Chullpas of Sillustani, on the way you will have the opportunity to visit Waru-waru, a place that is an interesting pre-Inca agricultural area, then you will visit the houses of people in the area to learn about their culture and their lifestyle Arriving at the Chullpas of Sillustani, it is made up of gigantic cylinders, better known as chullpas that are necropolis where the great dignitaries of the Tiahuanaco culture are found, who populated the highlands more than three thousand years ago. Then you will be able to appreciate the Umayo Lagoon. Return to your hotel.
- Tourist Mobility.
- Official Tourism Guide
- Assistance during the excursion.
- Tip for the guide.
- Travel insurance.
- Museums, monuments (incluida)
- Archaeological visits (incluida)
- Cultural visits (incluida)
- Guided visits (incluida)
- Tour in shared service.
- Tourist mobility.
- Bring a bottle of water. Bring winter and mid-season clothing (jacket for the trip, waterproof poncho for the rainy seasons Jan - April. Sunscreen, repellent, personal hygiene kit. Hiking shoes.