1/2DAY SILLUSTANI BURIAL GROUNDS
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best transport options, with guided visits to Sillustani Burial Grounds + connection to Juliaca Airport, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
1/2DAY TOUR SILLUSTANI BURIAL GROUNDS
|TOURIST BUS IN GROUP
|INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS
PRICE PER PERSON
|Inclusions: Tourist bus in group service, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees to Sillustani. Also stop to visit a rural farm house en route. Note: Departures only in the afternoon.
Exclusions: Mineral water, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
|Pick-up from hotel: 13:45 – 14:00pm
Departure to Sillustani: 14:10pm
Arrival in Sillustani: 15:00pm. Then visit the site
|Distance: 34km (from Puno to Sillustani)
Time of travel: 50 minutes one way (03.30 hours round trip)
|Return to Puno: 17:00pm
Arrival in Puno: 17:50pm. Then transfer to hotel
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen on board during the journey, first aid kit
1/2DAY SILLUSTANI BURIAL GROUNDS
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
PUNO – SILLUSTANI – PUNO: A driver & guide will pick you up from your hotel in Puno (Peru), then you will be driven to the archaeological complex of Sillustani, which is located 34 km northwest of Puno city, a car trip of 50 minutes. Sillustani is a peninsula, where on the top of the hill lies a cemetery, stone tombs (Chullpas) from pre-Inca times, up to 12 meters high built by Kolla and Inca religious leaders 3000 years ago to bury their leaders, there are over 90 tombs of different sizes and shapes. Umayo lake lies at the foot of the Chullpas which surrounds to Sillustani and adds a great beauty to the landscape. On the shores of the Lake you may observe some types of agriculture irrigations called waru waru, platforms surrounded by water channels which creates a special microclimate that served as protection for crops against frost, this technique was created by Pucara culture. Also there are different types of birds and various wild animals as vizcachas (South American rodent). On the way back to Puno you will visit a nice farm house of Atuncolla village where you will appreciate the custom of local people (Collas) living in their typical houses made of stone, clay and straw. Then a return trip to Puno. End of our services.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Tourist bus in group service, English-Spanish speaking guide for ½Day, entrance fees archaeological site of Sillustani US$5. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Additional cost for transfer from hotels located out of Puno city as Hotel Sonesta Posada, Casa Andina Premiun, Xima, Libertador and Jose Antonio.
IMPORTANT: Our tourist transportation vehicles have nation wide circulation permit and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record), comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + reclining seats + telephone charger, exclusive for our demanding customers. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|BY RUMBO EXPLORA
|OTHER LOCAL OPERATORS
|Technical specifications: Our modern & new tourist transportation vehicles: Hyundai (5 seats), Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)
|Technical specifications: Few tour operators work with good tourist transportation vehicles as: Mercedes Benz & Renault (10 to 19 seats), Minibus (25 to 30 seats), Buses (40 seats)
|First Aid Kit & Services: Oxygen & first aid kit, telephone charger and maps of Colca valley, which led us to be one of the best tour operators in the southern Perú.
|First Aid Kit & Services: Few tour operators provide this service.
|Insurance policy: Our tourist transportation vehicles have national permit circulation and 2 types of insurance (Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record)
|Insurance policy: Most of tour operators work with vehicles which have local permits only.
|Tours guides: We put at your disposal the most qualified staff of tourist guides, with degree of the Institute (3 years) or University (5 years) and certified from the language center of the university and Peruvian-American Cultural Center (US Embassy) with a high level of English.
|Tours guides: Some travel agencies in Arequipa are not paying their guides and drivers, hiring them without experience. We are sure that you will be forced to buy souvenirs during the journeys with higher prices, and the guides will try living of their commissions, which can be a bad experience for you. ¡Be aware!
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.