Sillustani Chullpas Tour Half Day Tour in Puno

Puno

About this tour

  • Start: With the pick up of the tourist at his hotel at 1.30 pm.
  • Duration: 4 hours (half day).
  • Tourist attractions to visit Chullpas de Sillustani, Lake Umayo and the community of Atuncolla.
  • Tickets (included): Entrance to all tourist attractions.
  • Type of transport: Spacious and comfortable tourist bus.
  • Tour guide: Professional guide in Spanish and English.
  • Payment methods: Visa, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal, MasterCard.
  • Immediate confirmation.

Description

  • Get to know one of the most famous archaeological sites in Puno. The tour to the Sillustani chullpas allows you to see beautiful landscapes, as well as amazing towers up to 12 meters high that date from the Inca and pre-Inca times. During the tour the visitor will also be able to take beautiful photographs of Lake Umayo. In addition, you will be able to learn about the agricultural system of the Waru Waru and the town of Atuncolla with its customs and traditions. The tour lasts approximately four hours. It begins with the pick up of the tourist from his hotel at 1.30 pm. Includes tourist transportation, bilingual tour guide, entrance fees and return to the hotel in Puno. Ends at 5.30 pm.

This is the experience

  • Take the tour to the Chullpas de Sillustani in Puno on an all-inclusive tour. The tour begins with the pick up of the tourist from the door of his hotel at around 1.30 in the afternoon. Then, aboard a modern tourist transport, you will travel to the Sillustani chullpas (funeral towers). Then we will appreciate the beautiful landscapes of Lake Umayo. We will also visit the agricultural platforms of the Waru Waru (water channels) and learn about the traditions and customs of the Atuncolla people. The tour includes everything: pick up, tickets, transportation and professional guide. It ends at 5.30 pm in the same city of Puno.

Itinerary

  • The tour to the Chullpas de Sillustani begins with the tourist’s pick-up from their hotel in the city of Puno at around 1:30 in the afternoon (be ready for the pick-up).
  • On board our tourist transport we will make a 45-minute trip (33 kilometers) to the famous Sillustani chullpas. The chullpas can reach 12 meters. They were built for the funeral rite where cultures of ancient Peru carried out burials of their leaders.
  • The visit to the Sillustani chullpas is in the company of a professional tour guide. After taking beautiful photographs of the place, we will walk a few steps to have incredible views from Lake Umayo and its floating islands.
  • At Lake Umayo we will also have time to get beautiful photos. The guide will give us an explanation of the history of the place, its customs and festivities.
  • Then we will appreciate the famous Waru Waru at the foot of the lagoon, planting systems that take advantage of the waters of the lagoon with water channels that create microclimates and the good development of food production.
  • Next, we will board the tourist transport that will take us back to the city of Puno. However, on the route we will make a stop in the town of Atuncolla. There we will be received by the inhabitants of the place who will explain their customs and crafts to us.
  • Finally, we will return in the tourist transport to the city of Puno. The tour ends with the visitor’s return to the hotel in the city of Puno at around 5:30 in the afternoon.


Incluye

  • Pick up from the tourist’s hotel (in the city of Puno).
  • Transport in a comfortable, spacious and safe tourist bus.
  • Professional bilingual tour guide (in Spanish or English).
  • Entrance ticket to Sillustani and other tourist attractions.
  • Final transfer to the tourist’s hotel in Puno.
  • First aid kit.
  • Tour cancellation option.
  • Option to change the tour date.
  • Food not described in the tour.
  • Snacks and drinks.

What to bring?

  • Passport or identity document.
  • Comfortable clothing (windbreaker jacket).
  • Raincoat in case of rain.
  • Photo camera.
  • Cash for optional extra purchases.
  • Snacks and rehydrating drinks.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the visitor’s pick-up at the door of their hotel in Puno at 1:30 in the afternoon.
  • The tour concludes with the return of the visitor at the door of his hotel in Puno at 5:30 in the afternoon.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Sillustani is located at 3,840 meters above sea level. In such high geographies it is common to suffer symptoms of altitude sickness such as: fatigue, nausea and headache.
  • Symptoms can be progressively relieved with a day or two of acclimatization to the new geography. It is recommended to spend a few days before in the city of Puno (or in the city of Cusco).
  • It is also recommended to drink hot drinks such as coca tea.

Group or private services

  • Do you want to do the Sillustani tour in Puno in private service? Contact info@machupicchuterra.com or (+51) 982 108 083.

Frequent questions

What are the tourist attractions included in the Sillustani tour in Puno?

The tour includes a visit to: the Sillustani chullpas, Lake Umayo and the community of Atuncolla

Why visit Sillustani?

Sillustani is an archaeological site that dates from the pre-Inca times of the Collas (1,200 AD – 1450 AD), located northeast of the city of Puno, on the banks of Lake Umayo. It stands out for its tombs or chullpas, which can reach up to 12 meters high.

How long is the tour? What time does it start and what time does it end?

The tour to Sillustani in Puno lasts 4 hours (half day tour), from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Can I cancel the tour to Sillustani in Puno?

Yes, Sillustani half day tour can be cancelled. For that you must send a request by email (to info@machupicchuterra.com). Canceling the tour has a penalty of 25% of the value of the tour (75% refund). You must send the request with a last term of 5 days before.

Can I change the date of the Sillustani tour in Puno?

Yes, the Sillustani half day tour can be changed in date or name of holders. To do this you must send a request by email (to info@machupicchuterra.com). Changes have a penalty of 10% of the value of the tour. You must send the request no later than 5 days before the tour.

How can I pay for the tour to Sillustani?

Payment is made online through our website. You must first fill in your information. Then you must make the payment with any Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal credit or debit card. Finally you will receive a confirmation email with the details of the tour.

Can the tour be done all year round?

Yes, the tour to Sillustani in Puno is available throughout the year except in exceptional cases of natural disasters or protests. In those cases you can make free changes or request the cancellation of the tour.

What other tours can I do in Puno?

If you visit Puno, it is also recommended to do the tours: Uros Tour half day, Uros – Amantani Full Day Tour or the Uros – Amantani – Taquile 2-day tour. It is also recommended to take the ‘Ruta del Sol’ tour from Puno to Cusco for 1 day.



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