Tambo Colorado from San Martin port

Day Trips & Excursions in Pisco

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When your cruise arrives at the port of San Martin, spend some time exploring and browsing the Valley of Pisco and the ancient fortress of Tambo Colorado. Learn a little about the history of Peru, visit the altar and the cameras of the shamans in the fortress. Have fun traveling from the port through these wonderful places and then return and continue sailing.
Our guide will be waiting for you at 9:15 with a sign with your name, after boarding our transport to the city of Paracas, we will continue to the beautiful city of Pisco where we will be able to see some places, after a time to be taken photos, we will continue with the route until we reach the fortress of Tambo Colorado, which was once an Inca settlement and was ruled by the Inca Pachacutec, it is also said that it was known as Puka Tampu, Pucallactay is also said to be the place before belonging to the Incas was a Huari settlement, in the place we can see ceremonial places, homes, platforms for religious use and the imposing fortress as the main building. There is a hypothesis which says that the Tambo Colorado was a place of administrative, ceremonial and / or military nature, because from this place you could control the access road from the coast to the highest places in the different areas. It also served as a resting place for the Inca and his army. The place has a central plaza, where its largest side is 149 m (490 ft) long. The type of weather condition helped to preserve the different original pigments of the structures, after the tour you will return to the Port of San Martin to board your boat.

What’s included

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Driver
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Tambo Colorado

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities