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Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno

Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno

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Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno
Tour Type
Scenic Walking Tours
Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno
Maximun Altitude
3,840m (12,598 ft.)
Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno
Physical Level
Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno
Recommended Season
March to December

Sillustani Tour Half Day tour from Puno

Price from: $ 37.00 USD (See: Price list)

Sillustani Tour Peru – Take a historical tour around the Sillustani Burial Towers Archaeological Site and marvel at its scenic wonders – a perfect day out for any traveler!

Explore the Extraordinary Sillustani Burial Towers

Sillustani Tour: Explore the incredible constructions of the Chullpas de Sillustani, where art, architecture, and wisdom are intermingled. The Aymara and Inca scientific architects simultaneously built the impressive ancestral mausoleum tombs to preserve the essence of the Andean nobles within Akashic knowledge.

Experience Peru’s scenic wonders with a visit to Sillustani Tour Peru, an intriguing site dating back to the pre-Inca era. Discover why ancient civilizations chose the Sillustani Archaeological Site as the perfect spot to bury their ancestors with a tour of this breathtaking Peruvian location.

The tour includes a knowledgeable guide who will provide insight into the history and culture of the area, as well as transportation to and from the site. Marvel at the towering chullpas, stone towers that served as tombs for the elite members of the Colla society, and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Come and explore!

Discover the ancient Inca ruins of Sillustani on a guided tour that will take you back in time. Learn about the history and culture of this fascinating site as you explore the impressive stone towers and tombs.


Sillustani Tour Overview

Explore the ancient burial towers of Sillustani, located on the shores of Lake Umayo in Peru. These impressive towers were built by the pre-Incan Colla people over 800 years ago and are a testament to their advanced engineering and architectural skills.

Is the Sillustani archaeological site right for me?

  • Pick-up time from the hotel and departure to the Sillustani Tour: 09:00
  • Travel time from Puno to Sillsutani ruins: 40 minutes of travel
  • Total time between the trip and the Sillustani Tour: 3 hours and a half
  • The difficulty of walking through the Chullpas de Sillustani is moderate to easy due to the 15-minute unevenness in climbing towards the plain of the Chullpas de Sillustani.
  • Places to visit in the Sillustani Burial Towers:
    • The main boreal tomb of Sillustani
    • Various other ceremonial Inca tombs and mausoleums
    • Incredible views of Lake Humayo
    • Short walks through the streets or Inca trails between the Chullpas de Sillustani

Additional note: The Sillustani Tour can be done in the morning, in the afternoon, or at the most convenient time for your visitors. “Kondor Path Tours adapts to the requirements of travelers.” We can also join several tourist circuits with floating islands of Sillustani, Aramu Muru, Cutimbo, and Uros Islands, or after landing at the airport, go directly to the Tour Sillustani, etc.

Sillustani Tour Highlights

  • Uncover the mysteries of Peru’s Sillustani Archaeological Site, where serene mountains meet unearthed archaeological treasures. Discover this unique site today!
  • Travel to Umayo, Peru, and explore one of its most historic sites—Sillustani Burial Towers! Learn about this South American country’s rich culture and traditions on a guided tour through these majestic ruins.
  • Enjoy a pleasant vacation through the enigmatic Sillustani Tour Peru and the Sacred Ruins of Umayu. Would you please take a look at our TripAdvisor link?


Sillustani Tour: Detailed Itinerary

Uncover the ancient history of Umayo, Peru, with a guided tour of Sillustani’s majestic ruins! Discover the mysteries of these centuries-old ruins and gain insight into Peruvian culture.

3.5 hours

Explore the Sillustani Ruins

Visit Sillustani, one of South America’s most spectacular archaeological sites! Explore this majestic ruin with a guided tour and learn about the people who inhabited it centuries ago.


At 9:00 a.m., our tour guide and the vehicle driver go to the traveler’s hotel to pick up the group of visitors to start the trip to the Chullpas de Sillustani tourist circuit near the Humayo lagoon. The vehicular journey takes around 40 minutes from Puno to the ruins of Sillustani.

Once we reach the parking lot, we do a short walk until we get to the main path of the Sillstani royal tombs, which takes “approximately 15 minutes.” Once we run the most spectacular Chullpa de Sillustani, the rest of the walk is flat and downhill.

From any photographic angle, the panoramic views of the entire Sillustani archaeological complex are incredible. Take beautiful video shots of the Humayo lagoon. If you have a little time, we can stop at one of the Sillustani houses to observe the rural tourism with the grazing of alpacas, llamas, etc.


The Inca complex stands out for its gigantic stone towers. A challenge to the laws of gravity and balance. A detail that makes them unique in Latin America.

  • Research the 90 Chullpas of Sillustani
  • Visit the largest Chullpa, the one with the lizard
  • Admire the panoramic view of the Umanyo Lagoon
    • Observe the spectacular beauty that seems to be summed up in the serene waters of the Umayo lagoon.
  • Walk the Inca Trail between the Chullpas de Sillustani 
  • Appreciate the ancestral streets of the Ayman culture through Sillustani
  • Have spectacular panoramic views from the viewpoints of Sillustani in Peru.
  • Recharge yourself with positive energy and get to know the magical ancestral places of Sillustani.
  • Pick up souvenirs from local artisan shops.
Sillustani Burial Towers information:

Visit the ruins of Sillustani and get an in-depth look at a great site filled with Incan mysteries! Join us on one of our incredible tours to take it all in.

  • Travel distance: From PUNO to SILLUSTANI, 34 km (21.1 miles)
  • The altitude of Sillustani is 3,900 meters (12,795 feet).
  • The official language of Lake Titicaca is Spanish.
  • Our local guides speak the English language.

More information about the Sillustani Tour Peru

  1. Kondor Path Tours: Excursions are in the English language.
  2. The whole tour is 3.5 hours.
  3. There is no hotel service in Umayo Lagoon.
    1. Yes, there is a hotel service in the vicinity, “Puno City.”
  4. Clients can practice their Spanish on the Sillustani Tour.


Physical Level

2, Moderate

Walking Distance

A light walk

Hiking Time

15 to 30 minutes

Starting Altitude

Puno City: 3,827m (12,555 ft)

Highest Altitude

Sillustani: 3,840m (12,598 ft)


Sillustani Tour INCLUSION 

  • Enjoy the open-air tour of Sillustani on the outskirts of Puno.
  • Puno local guide service in English
  • Round-trip transportation is an air-conditioned motorcoach.
  • Transfer service to and from the hotel.
  • Entrance ticket to the archaeological group of Sillustani
  • A small portable oxygen tank and a first aid kit
  • All local Peruvian taxes

Sillustani Burial Towers: NO INCLUSION

  • Hotel in Puno.
  • Breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Spending money: allow approximately $35–50 daily to cover meals, snacks, drinks, and limited souvenirs.
  • Tours to Colca Canyon, Uros, and Taquile Islands
  • Tip the tour guide and vehicle driver at the service’s discretion.

What will the Sillustani Burial Towers bring?

  • A good backpack is the Eagle Creek Afar Backpack or a suitable backpack to carry your belongings.
  • Raincoat for the rainy season between January and mid-April. You also have to bring rain gear in the dry season between May and December, as it could rain in the plains of Puno at any time of the year.
  • Winter jacket with a scarf because in the plains of Puno, it is icy at any time of the year due to the presence of the Reales glaciers.
  • Bring some meds! Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher is recommended). Like the Chullpas de Sillustani tourist circuit, the Andes of Puno are considerably high, so you feel more solar radiation. It is advisable to use excellent sunscreen to avoid suffering from sunburn.
  • Let’s bring a reusable container for your plastic bottled water. Leave no trace on Sillustani-guided excursions in Peru to preserve the ruins for the next generation, “green planet, happy mother nature.”
  • Extra money for personal purchases of souvenirs, water, snacks, etc.

Discover the historic landmark of Sillustani Burial Towers on a guided tour. Explore the Inca ruins and learn about the ancient civilizations that once inhabited this majestic place.

Travel Guide

Sillustani is an archaeological site in Peru known for its ancient funerary towers, or chullpas.

Chullpas are tall, cylindrical stone structures used as tombs by the indigenous peoples of the Andes.

The chullpas of Sillustani are considered some of the most important examples of pre-Columbian architecture in Peru and are believed to date back to the 12th century.

Sillustani is located near Puno in southeastern Peru and can be reached by car or bus.

Yes, there is an admission fee to visit the Sillustani ruins.

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather, as well as a hat and sunscreen for protection from the sun.

The Sillustani Full Day Tour typically includes transportation to and from the site, admission fees, and a guided tour of the chullpas and surrounding area.

The Sillustani Full Day Tour usually lasts around 8–10 hours.

The Sillustani Half-Day Tour typically includes transportation to and from the site, admission fees, and a guided tour of the chullpas and surrounding area.

The Sillustani Half-Day Tour usually lasts around 4-5 hours.

Yes, visitors can visit Sillustani independently, but hiring a guide to better understand the site’s history and significance is recommended.

Yes, guided tours are available at Sillustani and are highly recommended to fully appreciate the site’s history and significance.

Guided tours at Sillustani are usually available in English and Spanish.

The best time to visit Sillustani is early in the morning or late in the afternoon, as the midday sun can be scorching and uncomfortable.

No food options are usually available at Sillustani, so bringing snacks and water is recommended.

There is usually a restroom available at Sillustani for visitors to use.

Sillustani is not very accessible for people with disabilities, as the site is on uneven terrain and requires some walking.

There are no strict age restrictions for visiting Sillustani, but an adult should accompany young children.

Yes, visitors are allowed to take photos at Sillustani.

No, visitors are not allowed to climb on the chullpas at Sillustani

Yes, the Sillustani Tour is suitable for solo travelers, and it is possible to join a group tour or hire a private guide.

Sillustani is about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Puno, and driving there takes 45 minutes to an hour.

Yes, the Sillustani Tour can be combined with other tours in the area, such as the Uros Islands Tour or the Chucuito Fertility Temple Tour.

There is no specific dress code for visiting Sillustani, but visitors should dress modestly and respectfully.

Sillustani was once an important burial site for the pre-Incan Colla people, who built the chullpas as tombs for their leaders and nobility.

“Sillustani” comes from the Aymara language and means “place of rest.”

Sillustani is located at an elevation of about 3,840 meters (12,600 feet) above sea level.

There is usually a small gift shop at Sillustani where visitors can buy souvenirs and handicrafts.

The climate at Sillustani is usually chili and dry, with occasional rain showers.

Yes, it is possible to visit Sillustani on your own, but it is recommended to hire a guide to learn more about the history and significance of the site.

The full-day Sillustani tour usually includes a visit to the nearby town of Lampa, while the half-day tour focuses solely on Sillustani.

Yes, visitors are allowed to bring food and drinks to Sillustani, but they should be mindful of the waste they produce and take their trash with them when they leave.

There is usually a restroom at Sillustani, but it may not be very clean or well-maintained.

Visitors are usually not allowed to climb the chullpas at Sillustani, as this can cause damage to the fragile structures.

Cultural events and festivals are sometimes held at Sillustani, particularly during the Inti Raymi or Andean New Year celebrations.

Yes, photography is allowed at Sillustani, but visitors should respect other visitors and not use flash photography or tripods.

The best time to visit Sillustani is usually in the morning or late afternoon, when the light is softer and the temperature is more relaxed.

It is possible to visit Sillustani during the rainy season, but the site may be muddy and slippery, so visitors should wear appropriate footwear.

Visitors are usually not allowed to touch or remove any artifacts or stones at Sillustani, and they should respect the site and its significance.


Sillustani Tour COST

Season 2024

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 107.00 USD
2 $ 76.00 USD
3 $ 57.00 USD
4 $ 49.00 USD
5 $ 43.00 USD
6 $ 42.00 USD
7 $ 40.00 USD
8 $ 39.00 USD
9 $ 37.00 USD



Sillustani Burial Towers: Visit the Sillustani Archaeological Site in Peru, an ancient burial spot unlike any other. Admire the stunning views as you explore its incredible culture and history.

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