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Sillustani – Full-Day Tour

Explore the fascinating Sillustani ruins, one of the largest ancient cemeteries in the world!

Discover this stunning archeological complex by yourself. Travel to the Umayo peninsula, view the beautiful Umayo lagoon, and learn about this gigantic necropolis that was built by the Collas culture and the Incas.

This place is full of a rich and captivating history, which is why it is the perfect opportunity to learn about the pre-hispanic cultural past of this region, be mesmerized by stunning panoramic views, and marvel at the gigantic stone constructions. Book your Sillustani Tour now!

icon clock Duration: 1 Dayicon altitude Altitude: 3827 m / 12555.8 ft
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We will pick you up from your Hotel at approximately 1:45 PM and then drive for about 30 km / 18.6 ft towards the north of Puno.

Here is where we will find one of the world’s largest necropolis: the archeological complex of Sillustani. Surrounded by an astonishingly beautiful landscape that is adorned by the serene waters of the Umayo Lagoon, you will be able to marvel at this captivating ancient cemetery.

Up to 12 m / 39.4 ft high rise the gigantic stone towers that are called “Chullpas” and that seem to defy all laws of gravity as their upper diameter is thicker than their base. Built by the Collas and the Incas in order to bury their dead, “the Children of the Sun”, the architectural style is very similar to the Temple of the Sun “Qorikancha” in Cusco which is why you will find this place so impressive.

You will have enough time to explore these fascinating ruins, take some amazing panoramic photos of the surrounding scenery, and learn from the background information that our guide will give you to explain the cultural and historical importance of this place.

After the visit, we will head back to Puno.

Important: The exact time schedule of the tour will be confirmed in a previous briefing.



  • Pick up from the hotel
  • Roundtrip tourist transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the archeological complex of Sillustani


  • Services that are not mentioned in the program
  • Tips or Extra Money


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How to get to Sullistani from Puno?

The archaeological complex of Sillustani is located at a distance of 30 km north of the city of Puno and 40 km from Juliaca. The most recommended way to get to the site is to take a tour from the city of Puno.

Visitors can also go on their own by taking a public bus from Juliaca to Puno or vice versa, get off at the intersection to Sillustani, and from there board a taxi or motorcycle taxi that takes you to the archaeological site. The Opening Hours are from 8 am to 5 pm.

Where does the name Sullistani come from?

Sillustani comes from the Aymara language, which translated into English means “shape of one.”

What you should know about the Sullistani archeological site

Sullistani was situated close to Hatunqolla, the ancient capital of the Collas kingdom, the culture that built this amazing site. However, architectural influences can be recognized due to the Incas later occupying the area for some time.


The gigantic stone towers are called “Chullpas” and were built by Collas and Incas to bury their dead. Some have fallen apart, others are still standing like chess towers resisting the passage of time.

The “Sillustani Chullpas” were built all over the region of this high Andean plateau. About 90 Chullpas were identified and are spread out over an area of ​​150 hectares.

Many of them exceed 12 meters in height and have a greater diameter at the top than at the base. A challenge to the laws of gravity and balance and an outstanding detail that makes them unique on the American continent.

These strange mausoleums were built in an indecipherable age, although it is assumed that they were built in the 10th century. Moreover, evidence suggests that they mainly served as the tombs of the nobility of the Collas culture, thus sometimes referenced as being the eternal home of the “Children of the Sun”. The Collas dominated this region and added some architectural features to their tombs similar to those of the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha in Cusco and the fortress of Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

With the arrival of the Spanish, some “Chullpa” were left half-built, like the one found in the Ayawasi or Pucullo which today forms part of the Sillustani Archaeological Complex.

About the impressive Chullpas

Many of these sacred Chullpas reach approximately 12 meters in height and have an entrance always facing east that served for the deceased to communicate directly with the Sun God.

This entrance is quite small, so it is believed that the funerary bundle or mummy was first introduced to the vault and after that, it was closed. In Sillustani mainly the nobility, rulers, and priests were buried.

The upper part of the most modern Sillustani Chullpas, those that belonged to the Inca period, are adorned by large cornices. Moreover, some of the stones represent figures in low relief that mainly represent lizards and snakes.

What will you see in Sillustani?

In Sillustani you can see the stone constructions in the shape of an inverted cone and even some stones with twelve angles. This archaeological complex is generally more than 500 years old.

One Twelve-angled stone was used for the construction of one Chullpa that never was finished. It is assumed that this might have been due to a confrontation between some ethnic rivalries which caused the construction to be paralyzed. This assumption is supported by the findings of the skeletal remains of five adults and five children that were covered with Colla ceramics, as well as plates, glasses, work tools, food, and also animal remains at the foot of the Chullpa which is known as the lizard.

Archeological significance

Sillustani is generally considered one of the most important archeological sites in Peru which is why our guide will give you a broad explanation of the archeological studies that were conducted at this site.



We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.

Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.

Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
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To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:

  • Name and surname:
  • Passport number:
  • Nationality:
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  • Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Puno, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts

To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.




  • All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (subject to currency exchange rates) and are priced per person
  • The rates for Peruvians only include VAT
  • All our rates are subject to availability and circumstances
  • Children under 2 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies) and are not permitted on this tour
  • Children from 3 to 10 years and 11 months are considered DCC (child) and thus eligible for special rates and obliged to share the room with their parents
  • Children over 11 years old are considered adults
  • Minors must travel with an identity document
  • Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas, or New Year

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