Puno – Cutimbo – Puno (Half day) / Private service
Location: The archaeological complex of Cutimbo, characterized by chullpas or funerary towers, is located 22 km from Puno on the highway to Moquegua, with an altitude of 4023 m.a.s.l.
Meaning of Cutimbo: The name of cutimbo comes from “qut” which means to return and “impuy”. That in its conjugation would come back here.
Chimpas of Cutimbo: The archaeological complex of Cutimbo had an extensive occupation (pre Inca and Inca), it was a ceremonial and ritual center. This place belonged to a local chief named Pedro Cutimbo.
In this complex we can find the famous "Chullpas de Cutimbo" of circular, rectangular and square shapes; from the most rustic to the most complex (with cornices and up to 8.5 meters). Also carved figures of animals such as felines, vizcacha (Andean squirrel), monkeys and snakes can be seen in the chullpas.
Ceremonial center to the death: This ceremonial center was built for the cult towards the death (the passage towards another life), in the center of this complex we find the “Ushno or temple” formed with two different types of rocks, inside it they can observe 5 niches (3 to the west, 2 to the south and north).
DEPARTURE SCHEDULES: At the indicated time.
- 09:20h. Departure from your hotel in Puno, towards Cutimbo.
- 10:00h. Arrival and guided visit to Cutimbo.
- 12:00h. Return to Puno.
- 12:40h. Arrival to your hotel in Puno.
OUR TOUR INCLUDES:
- Tickets to Cutimbo.
- Guide in English / Spanish.
- Private transport.
- Expenses not mentioned.
- Carry a camera.
- Flat shoes.