Puno - Incas and Pre-Incas Funeral Towers

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Incas and Pre-Incas Funeral Towers

Tomorrow, 1:15 PM
(12 reviews)
Sillustani 32 kms from Puno City, Puno, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

Come and join to me to see Chullpas (burial towers) is a Pre-Incas and Incas Cemetry on the shores of the Umayo Lake near to Puno City. The Funeral towers were built for a Noble Person or Noble Family ,their Corpses in each tombs were typically placed in fetal position along with some of his belongings including, clothing and general equipment, in almost all cases, only the opening to the tombs faces the rising sun in the East. It is possible that the Chullpas were also used by the Incas after their Conquest of the Aymara Culture. Come and learn about it!

Meet Elizabeth Puma

Elizabeth Puma

Elizabeth was born and raised in the Colca Canyon area. She is very proud of her ancestors because her grandmother comes from the Pre-incas Civilization. She moved to Arequipa city as soon she finished high school because, in her small town, there weren't any University or Institutes. There, she studied history, culture, customs and the traditions of her country. She started guiding tours in 2008 and loves preparing new tours about everything from history to geology, volcanology and birding. She really enjoy showing people her country and loves to learn about other cultures as well. Join Elizabeth as she shows you the white city and it's surroundings, there is so much to see!

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Puno with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Puno. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

June T.

23 May 2021

Brilliant very interesting thank you.

Marilyn R.

23 May 2021

A very interesting and informative tour. I visited the funeral site about 12 years ago and learned more on this tour than I did when I was there in person. Thank you Elizabeth.

Lisa R.

23 May 2021

Elizabeth's tours are always full of amazing views and interesting facts. She is a wonderful guide who is passionate about her country and her country's history. I will tour with her again.

Liz L.

23 May 2021

This tour was a fascinating look at the funerary practices that the Incan and pre-Incan communities used for their rulers and, by extension, what their core beliefs were. Elizabeth explained things well and patiently answered audience questions. Plus she drove six hours just to do this tour for Heygo. I highly recommend taking it if/when she offers it again.

Birgit R.

22 May 2021

It's always a pleasure being on tour with Elizabeth learning about ancient Peruvian civilizations. Her calm nature and thoughtful explanations make for a wonderful experience.

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