Cultural Sillustani Tour – Half Day

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    Tour Details For Cultural Sillustani Tour - Half Day

    The Cultural Sillustani Tour is perfect for travelers who want to interact with local communities with experiences that go beyond just sightseeing.

    Departure & Return Location

    Puno, Peru

    Departure Time

    8:30 AM

    Price Includes

    • Transfers from Puno to Sillustani and vice versa in private car with driver
    • Entrance fee to the archaeological site
    • Typical lunch in a local home
    • School visit in Cacsi town (check with us for school season)
    • Bilingual Tour Guide (English/Spanish)
    • ​*Typical lunch in a local home

    Price Excludes

    • Tips
    • Local fisherman’s boat to be paid directly $6,00 per person (2 people per boat) in Umayo lagoon
    Before You Book:
    • Pricing is based on single occupancy
    • Please ask us about special group discounts if travelling with 3 or more people
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking
    • This tour begins in Puno, Hostel/Hotel Pickup is included for Accommodation located in city center
    • Tour does not have fixed departures, you can choose your own start date
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • If you are a senior or traveling with small children please ask us about our private tours.

    Cultural Sillustani Tour Cancellation Policy

    As the Industry Leader in customer service we provide you with the flexibility to change your travel plans – with the assurance that you’ll have options to re-book when it suits you. As long as you notify us about changes to your travel plans at least 24 hours* before your scheduled departure, you can pick new travel dates or an entirely different trip, with no change fees. We offer:

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    *Domestic/International Airlines may have their own fees. Day tours can be cancelled for a full refund at least 24 hours before tour start time. Multi day tours, treks and tour packages need to be cancelled at least 40 days before departure for full refund.

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    Cultural Sillustani Tour Itinerary

    Half Day

    The archaeological site of Sillustani is located 34 k.m away from the city of Puno (22,3 miles, about 35 minutes drive) and at an altitude of 3,840mts (12,858 feet) above sea level. This visit allows visitors to enjoy stunning highland landscapes and imposing pre-Inca architectureThe site is strategically 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 dominationThe 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 important resting places for the deceased people. Therefore, our ancestors would strategically choose for burial ground exceptionally beautiful spots. Cemeteries were considered sacred places.
    When walking around this peninsula, we can feel the energy that emanates from this site. Many people come to appreciate this unique view of the vast highland surrounded by the Andean mountains and the beautiful lagoon Umayo. The scenery alone will give you a sense of calm and peace.  It’s one of those rare places on Earth that can alter ones mood instantly.

    Cultural Sillustani Tour (5-6 hours)

    • 8:30: pick up from hotels in Puno.
    • 9:00: Bus ride towards Sillustani.
    • 9:30: We will travel to the town of Cacsi where during weekdays and school season* we can visit the village’s school. During this visit we will participate in activities with the local children.
    • Later, we take the car or walk towards the dock to board a fisherman’s boat. With this boat we will try to approach the island of Umayo and with some luck we will be able to spot vicuñas from the boat.
    • Next, we visit the archaeological site of Sillustani.
    • Upon finishing the visit, we return to Atuncolla to have a delicious typical lunch in a local family house.
    • 14:30: return to Puno.

    School season in Peru in rural areas runs from April 1st through July 15th and again from August 15th through December 15th. Summer holidays start in Mid-December to April 1st. The School visit can only be provided during weekdays. If you are interested in the Cultural Sillustani Tour, visiting the school and sharing time with the local students please make sure to check if the date of your visit is suitable for a school visit.

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