Visit Tambo Colorado from San Martin Port


Tour Tambo Colorado

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.

You will be met by our guide at San Martin Port at this point you will be transferred to Paracas town. At this point you will board our vehicle to begin your private tour to Tambo Colorado. 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 San Martin port. to re-join your ship.


  Pickup and drop-off from San Martin Port
  Private vehicle.
  English speaking guide
  Tourist tickets


  Travel personal insurance
  Meals and personal expenses

Departures and return details:

Departures are from San Martin Port in Paracas

Departure time:

Departures are at 09:15am. If your ship are late, departure time are flexible.

Note: you can combine this tour with the following tours, Ballestas Islands, Paracas Reserve, and Nazca Lines from Pisco Airport,


4 hours approximate


A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour.

Confirmation and Payment:

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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