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Tambo Colorado




3 hours

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4.2 by 3 reviews
  • Quality4.33
  • Location3.67
  • Services5
  • Price3.67

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This tour is for all visitors who are landing at San Martin Port where you can enjoy a half day private Tour Tambo Colorado, a beautifully preserved Inca fortress featuring the high priest’s
chambers complete with sacrificial altar. And this moderate half-day tour showcases the historic Pisco Valley where desert dunes contrast with verdant farming villages where centuries-old
irrigation techniques are still employed.

Departures and return details:

All our departures are from/to San Martin Port. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.

Departure time:

Departures are from San Martin Port at 09:15am. You will return to San Martin Port soon after your tour has finished.


3 hours approximate.


A minimum of 2 people is required to book this tour. If you are a solo traveler and you wish to book this tour, please contact us now on info@latinamericansecrets.com.


Be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal, Transferwise, Western Union, Bank Transfer or shopping cart. Once we receive your payment, you will receive your confirmation travel voucher.


  • Pickup and drop-off from San Martin Port
  • Shared transportation (20 seats)
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle of water or coffee
  • Travel personal insurance
  • Tourist Tickets $4.5 per person
  • Meals and personal expenses

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Tour Plan

You will be met by our guide at 9:15am at San Martin Port, then you will be transferred to Paracas town, at this point, you will board our shared vehicle to drive towards Pisco town for a sightseeing tour where you will visit the main square, Municipal Palace and among others places of interest. Afterwards we all be travelling east for 35 minutes to finally arrive to the well preserve Inca Fortress of Tambo Colorado. Tambo Colorado was an Inca settlement and was most likely built at the end of the 15th century and was ruled by the Inca Emperor Pachacutec. It was known as Puka Tampu, Pucallacta or Pucahuasi and its buildings are typical Wary (Ayacucho) and Inca (Cusco) culture influences, have buildings of ceremonial plazas, houses, ceremonial platforms and the main building known as La Fortaleza. It is believed that Tambo Colorado was used as an administrative/ceremonial and military place to control the main road from the coast to the highlands also this place was to service as resting place for the Inca and his army across the Inca territory. The site consists of several structure around a large central plaza. The central plaza is shaped like a trapezoid with its largest side being 492-ft (150-m) long. The main structure is grouped together in a northern and southern Palaces, plus some ceremonial platforms. Because of local environmental conditions, many of the buildings original colours have been preserved, helping experts reconstruct the site. Finally, you will return to San Martin Port to re-join your ship.

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