Excursion to Cutimbo

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If you want to know the beliefs and traditions of ancient cultures, don't miss this excursion to Cutimbo. You will discover the remains of important ceremonial monuments and the secrets they hide.

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  • We can find the 'Chullpas de Cutimbo' in circular, rectangular and square shapes
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  • It is characterized by its chullpas or funerary towers.

Description

Itinerary We will pick you up at your hotel in Puno at the time you have chosen and take the Puno-Moquegua transoceanic highway towards the archaeological complex of Cutimbo. Upon arrival, we will observe that the site is located on two plateaus, crowned by ancient stone constructions. Cutimbo was occupied for several centuries, not only by the Incas, but also by other civilizations up to 8,000 years old, such as the Lupaca or the Qolla. Its strategic location could be the reason why this place was so valued by these pre-Columbian cultures. We will visit the different buildings of Cutimbo, where we will observe several chulpas or funerary monuments scattered across the plateau. The chulpas are of all sizes and shapes: circular, square, rectangular... This demonstrates the architectural richness of the cultures that inhabited this area of Peru. As we walk among the buildings and monuments, we will observe that some of them hide enigmatic figures of animals such as monkeys, felines or snakes. We will discover the experts' theories about them! We will also see the ushno or ceremonial temple, located in the central part of the plateau and built with volcanic rock, and the cremation altar, where charred bones of humans and animals were found. Finally, after this tour of the Cutimbo ruins, we will return to Puno.

Includes

Pick-up and drop-off at the hotel. Transportation by bus or minibus. Guide in Spanish. Tickets.

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