I’m lucky to have my fellow travelers to travel with me. We split tasks on whom to do what (hotel, travel bookings, etc). My friend Christine got Puno’s itinerary and she got to manage what to do the day we were in Puno. She picked Inca Lake Tour Agency to arrange our adventure, and picked ½ day Sillustani tour, continued by ½ day Uros Island Tour.
The Sillustani burial complex had actually been improved by years, said Samuel. Vehicle were once allowed to enter the burial ground and able to explore the Chullpa (The tombs). But then, they managed to spare some areas dedicated to parking lots, and entranceway to the actual site where lots of Chullpa were placed. That way, it can only be accessed by walk, and help preserve the ground. Around the complex were few local’s house, Umayo Lagoon, and some ruins.
In the complex, we saw so many tombs (Chullpa) which said only dedicated to the inca’s elite. The tomb is cylindrical and made from the brick, and the mummified dead-body is preserved inside the Chullpa. One chullpa could reach 12 m high. They also put worldly belonging inside the Chullpa. That is way many of them were broken by grave diggers. All the mummies were put in fetal position had been removed from the Chullpa.