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Step back in time on a guided tour of 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.
At the designated time, our guide will pick you up from your hotel. Then will drive towards to Tambo Colorado in private. This site was an Inca settlement and was most likely built at the end of the 15th century and was ruled by the Inca Emperor Pachacutec. Tambo Colorado 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 150m long. The main structure are 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. After your visit you will return to your hotel. End of the service.
English speaking guide
Travel personal insurance
Meals and personal expenses
All our departures are from/to your hotel. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.
Departures are everyday at 08:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm. This tour is 100% flexible and you can combine with the following tours, Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve and Nazca Lines from Pisco Airport, if you wish to changes your travel dates, just let us know in advance.
4 hours approximate
A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal. Once we got your Payment you will received your confirmation travel voucher.
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