Small-Group Tour To Tambo Colorado From San Martin Port_350876


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Small-Group Tour To Tambo Colorado From San Martin Port

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time-raw3 hours
Starting point
Your accommodation in Paracas
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Cruise the Ballestas Islands on a shore excursion from San Martin Port that also includes sightseeing stops at the Paracas Candelabra, Pisco, and Tambo Colorado. You’ll visit three of the Ballestas Islands to explore caves, spot sea lions, and watch for the islands’ remarkable birdlife, then head to the mainland to see Pisco’s key sites and the fascinating Inca architecture at Tambo Colorado.

What to expect?


Pass By: Las Adventure, Paracas, Ica Region

  • You will be met by our guide at 9:15 am at San Martin Port, after which you will be transferred to Paracas. At this point, you will board our shared vehicle to drive towards Pisco for a sightseeing tour, where you'll visit the main square, Municipal Palace, & other places of interest. Afterward, we'll be traveling due east for about 35 minutes before finally arriving at the well preserve Incan Fortress of Tambo Colorado.

  • Tambo Colorado was an Incan settlement and was most likely built at the end of the 15th century, originally being ruled by the Incan emperor Pachacutec. The area was locally known by three different names: Puka Tampu, Pucallacta or Pucahuasi, and its buildings are in the typical Wary (Ayacucho) and Incan (Cusco) styles, with buildings consisting of ceremonial plazas, houses, ceremonial platforms, and the main building, referred to as La Fortaleza. It is believed that Tambo Colorado was a multi-purpose site, being used as an administrative, ceremonial, and military complex.

  • The site consists of several structures centered 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 northern and southern "palaces", and included some ceremonial platforms. Because of local environmental conditions, many of the buildings original colors have been preserved, helping experts reconstruct the site.

What is included?

  • Pickup and drop-off from San Martin Port
  • All activities and transportation in group
  • English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Bottle of water

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 24 hours prior to the start date of the experience.
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