Paracas to Tambo Colorado Guided Half-Day Tour with Admission

Cultural & Theme Tours in Ayacucho

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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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Las Adventure, Paracas, Ica RegionAt the designated time, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in  Paracas town. Then will drive towards to Tambo Colorado in private vehicle. 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 colors have been preserved, helping experts reconstruct the site. After your visit you will return to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Pickup and drop-off from hotel/house or bus station
  • Private vehicle
  • English & Spanish Speaking Tour Guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • All Fees and Taxes

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Ideal choice for families
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