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Sillsani Puno Tour

Chullpas of Sillustani

Half Day Tour: Historical - Cultural Min: 1 person
Carol B
Breathtaking views beyond describable lifetime adventure Very informitive and beautiful views wonderful pictures. I have already sent word to family they MUST come see!! The guides were friendly and helpful!!!
Heath A
Amazing Experience!! An absolute once in a lifetime experience I will never forget! We were met by our guide immediately when stepping out of the train station and he was very friendly, funny, and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend anyone coming to Peru to book through Rap Travel Peru!!!
John V
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Adriano M
Passeios Maravilhosos e equipe receptiva Equipe super prestativa, desde a reserva até os guias turísticos. Fomos atendidos pelo brasileiro Luis, que estava sempre a disposição para ajudar com quaisquer dúvidas ou problemas. Os guias também foram super receptivos e bem dispostos a ajudar. Recomendo 100%
Yoselin A
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Description Chullpas of Sillustani Puno Tour

With the “Chullpas de Sillustani Puno Tour”, you can visit the largest necropolis in the world. The Chullpas of Sillustani are located on a peninsula that is introduced into the blue waters of the Umayo lagoon, at 4000 meters above sea level. This beautiful altiplanic lagoon is fed by the Chaullamayo River to the southwest and the Ccacaccapunco River to the north, with a maximum depth of approximately 14 m. It is connected to Lake Titicaca through the Illpa River.

Sillustani was a cemetery that belonged to the Kolla culture (1200 AD – 1450 AD) and then to the Inca empire. The about 90 tombs that we found, known by the name of chullpas, are built of stone, almost perfectly shod, which are shaped like inverted cone trunks. The corpses of the highest Kolla authorities, before being placed in the chullpas, were mummified in the fetal position. Next to the mummy they placed a great part of their belongings, in many cases they were objects carved in gold and silver, ceramic utensils and food, because they believed that after death they would be resurrected elsewhere and they wanted to make sure that nothing was missing.

These sacred Chullpas of Sillustani, many of them reach 12 meters high, have an entrance always directed towards the east that served for the deceased to communicate directly with the Sun God. This entrance is quite small, so it is believed that the funeral bundle or mummy was first introduced into the vault and then it was closed. Apparently, nobles, rulers and priests were buried in Sillustani. The upper part of the most modern chullpas, those that belonged to the Inca period, are adorned with large cornices. Some of the stones present figures in low relief that represent mainly lizards and snakes.

Enjoy the Chullpas of Sillustani Puno Tour


  • Puno (3,827 masl)
  • Chullpas of Sillustani (4,000 masl / 13,827 fasl)


Day 1: Pick up from Hotel – Sillustani

  • 14.00 hrs Pick up from your hotel in Puno and board the bus.
  • Travel to Sillustani, travel time 50 minutes.
  • Arrival and guided visit to the archaeological monuments in the form of circular towers (chullpas). Necropolis built by the Qollas civilization and continued by the Incas.
  • Later we will visit Quechua families that live in the Hatunqolla area.
  • 18.00 hrs Return to the city of Puno to your hotel.



  • Transfer In/Out Hotel
  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance


  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips


  • It is recommended to carry a small backpack with warm clothes, water and snacks. Wear comfortable trekking shoes.



Chullpas of Sillustani


Minimum 02 people


  • Transfer In/Out Hotel
  • Tourist transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chullpas de Sillustani

The Chullpas de Sillustani are located on a peninsula that extends into Lake Umayo, at 4,000 meters above sea level, near Puno. They are significant due to their historical importance as the world’s largest necropolis, where unique tomb towers built by the Kolla culture and later used by the Incas can be found.

When visiting Sillustani, you can learn about the Kolla culture, which existed from 1200 AD to 1450 AD. This culture left a legacy in the form of chullpas, which were impressive tombs that housed the highest Kolla authorities. You can also learn about their spiritual beliefs and funeral rituals.

Lake Umayo, where the Chullpas de Sillustani are located, is connected to Lake Titicaca through the Illpa River. This creates an interconnected aquatic system that is essential for the region’s ecosystem.

Transportation from Puno to Sillustani is typically done by bus, provided as part of the tour. The journey is short, with a travel time of approximately 50 minutes.

It is recommended to carry a small backpack with warm clothing, as the altitude can make temperatures cold. Additionally, it is advisable to wear comfortable trekking shoes, sunscreen, and bring water and snacks to stay hydrated and energized during the visit.

The best time to visit the Chullpas de Sillustani in terms of weather is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During these months, the weather is milder, and the chances of rain are lower, allowing you to enjoy the visit more comfortably.

The Chullpas de Sillustani Tour usually lasts half a day, starting in the afternoon and returning to Puno around 18:00 hours.









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