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Puno: History and Culture Walking Tour

1. Puno: History and Culture Walking Tour

Begin your journey at Huajsapata Lookout, where breathtaking panoramic views of the city and Lake Titicaca await. While there, make sure to visit the monument dedicated to the founder of the Incan Empire, Manco Capac, adding a touch of historical significance to your experience. Next, your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the 18th-century Cathedral of Puno. Marvel at its unique blend of Baroque Spanish architecture and indigenous Andean elements, offering a fascinating glimpse into the city's mestizo character. Continuing on, your guide will accompany you to the Carlos Dreyer Museum. Delve into the detailed history of Puno's founding and explore the museum's impressive collection of pre-Columbian jewelry, ceramics, and textiles. Gain a deeper appreciation for the region's rich cultural heritage as you admire these exquisite artifacts. With your guide by your side, this historic and cultural walking tour of Puno promises an enriching experience that combines stunning views, architectural wonders, and fascinating museum exhibits.

Tour to Sillustani pre Inca Tombs

2. Tour to Sillustani pre Inca Tombs

We will pick you up from your hotel located in the city of Puno to go towards the archaeological site of Sillustani Puno. This amazing complex is located on the top of a peninsula on the shores of Lake Umayo, 22.3 miles from the city of Puno and Lake Titicaca. This place has circa 90 funerary towers built by the Kolla culture, an Aymara community developed before the Inca Empire. A lot of mummies have been found inside these towers, including important people as priests, leaders and nobles. They were previously mummified and were places as fetal position, along with all their belongings such as gold, silver and ceramics. The state of conservation of these burial towers is impressive, all of them were made with stones with varying shapes that fix each other perfectly. The architecture and engineering used by the Kolla culture was quite advance for its time. Some of them are 12 meters’ high, where the Lagarto Chullpa is the tallest and most representative tower. The Sillustani tour continues with the visit to a local family that breeds Alpacas and they will show us how they process and cook their own food, their lifestyle, their looms and how they maintain ancestral customs. At the end of the visit, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

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