It is located 34 km from the city of Puno on a peninsula of the Umayo lagoon in this place is the archaeological site of Sillustani. This place was a cemetery where you can see tombs that are from the Kolla Culture, these tombs are called Chullpas that are shaped like inverted cone trunks. These constructions are also found in other places in the highlands. This Tour can be done with the travel agency Sacred Land Adventures – Tours peru machupicchu – Tour peru.
The Chullpas of Sillustani are the remains of a sanctuary built by the Collas (Puno) to keep the memory of their ancestors in Peru. They are located in the plain that surrounds the Umayo lagoon, some 35km away. from Puno and 20km. from Lake Titicaca in Puno – Peru. The chullpas are vaulted crypts where the mummies of the Colla hierarchies were kept in the time of the Incas and from a few centuries ago; covered by a masonry of finely carved stones in the traditional Inca style – Peru. The towers measured in some cases more than 12m. high and were both square and circular with a small access door for the service of the dead and spaces intended to contain the offerings – Tours Peru.
The trip begins at 2 pm where you will be picked up from your hotel in Puno, to go in our tourist transport to the ruins of SILLUSTANI 37 km from Puno, at more than 4000 meters above sea level we will have a guided tour of approx. 1 hour and we will also have the opportunity to visit the home of some locals on the tour and see their daily life, then we will return to Puno and transfer to their respective hotels.
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Important Note for the tours: At the agreed time, the night before the Tours Puno Chullpa de Sillustani 4 hours, you will have a talk at your hotel with our professional Peru Tours guide Machu Picchu – Sacred Land Adventures travel agency tour operator cusco peru.
More than 500 years ago, the Iberian conqueror was surprised to find a dense population in the highlands of Puno (tours puno). He later understood that his source of life was in the breeding and management of South American camelids (vicuña, llama, alpaca and guanaco) and the life that he boiled in Lake Titikaka in Puno.
But what was really inexplicable for the adventurer who along with Pizarro spread throughout what was then called Tahuantinsuyo (Peru), was that precious metals such as gold and silver, did not have the same value that was given in the Old World.
More important was the spondylus; while the precious metals fulfilled only a religious and decorative function – Peru. But one of the reasons why later the conqueror decided to stay in what is now the Puno Region, was due to the existence of an enormous mining wealth; particularly in the Carabaya and Sandia mines.
And since then, gold and silver are intensely exploited in the region, and despite the centuries, today it continues to be an important source of income for the country – Peru. Precisely, part of what is extracted from these mines, forms what today is known as “The Treasure of Sillustani” – Tours Puno.
In 1971, accidentally and near the Chullpa del Lagarto, in Sillustani – Tours Puno, a funeral trousseau from the Inca period – Tours Puno was found. This is a very important finding since a large part of the pieces that make up this trousseau are made of gold, and for this reason scientists have not hesitated to call it “The Treasure of Sillustani” – Tours Puno – Peru.
The Empresa de Generación Eléctrica San Gabán S.A. – Peru, aware of the importance of this extraordinary funerary equipment and that it was recently exhibited in the eyes of the world in the Dreyer Museum in the city of Puno, publishes this scientific work in which it gives an account of the details of the find, the content and its use by the ancient Peruvians who inhabited the area – Peru. In this way, our Company also hopes to contribute to the tourism development of Puno, and we are sure that the reader will feel more than motivated to come to the land of the Sacred Lake to appreciate this valuable cultural legacy – Tours Puno – Peru.