The Archaeological site of Sillustani is located 34 km away from the city of Puno (35 minutes by car) and a height of 3.840 meters above the sea.
We provide a group tour of half a day.
The archaeological site of Sillustani is situated 22.3 miles away from the city of Puno (34 Km., 35 minutes drive) and at an altitude of 12,858 feet (3,840mts.) above sea level. This visit allows visitors to enjoy stunning highland landscapes and imposing pre-Inca architecture. The site is tactically positioned on the top of a peninsula surrounded by a beautiful lagoon called Umayo lagoon.
The archaeological site of Sillustani was a cemetery built in the XIII century by a civilization that occupied the area before the Inka domination. The creators of the imposing burial towers are known as Kolla people. The most imposing burial towers were built for the chiefs and priests. For our ancient cultures, the cemeteries were vital resting places for the deceased people. Therefore, our ancestors would intentionally choose for burial ground exceptionally attractive spots. Cemeteries were considered sacred places.
When walking around this peninsula, we can feel the power that emanates from this site. Many people come to value this unique view of the vast highland surrounded by the Andean mountains and the attractive lagoon Umayo, they cannot go away without feeling their hearts recharged with peace.