Tombs of Sillustani

Description

Tombs of Sillustani Sillustani is an impressive complex of funerary tombs dating back to the 12th century. They were built by both the Kolla and Inca cultures, which developed in the Sillustani region during the time of the Inca.

These cultures had peculiar burial customs for their nobles: chiefs and priests were buried in funeral towers called "Chullpa" which means tomb. According to historical sources, the body was first mummified and then placed in the tomb in a foetal position. Additionally, the women most dear to them, their servants, and favourite animals were sacrificed and buried with them. Also placed in the tomb were their most valuable possessions for example gold and silver objects, ceramic utensils and food. This strange burial custom can be explained by the cultures belief that the dead pass on to another life.

Itinerary

You can do this tour from Puno either in the morning or the afternoon. The full tour lasts approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. The tour of Sillustani takes around 1 hour 30 minutes. After this we will visit the nearby descendants of the Kolla culture - they will show us their houses, customs and traditional ways of life. They will also invite us to try their typical dishes and observe the animals such as Alpacas, Llamas and others.

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Tombs of Sillustani
Tombs of Sillustani
Tombs of Sillustani

Practical Information

Duration: half day, either morning or afternoon
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Good Shoes
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho
  • Warm clothes
  • Water and Snacks
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Camera
Included
  • Transport by tourist bus
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entrance ticket
Not Included
  • Meals
  • Transfer from / to Cusco
  • Tips for your guide


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