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  2. Paracas
  3. San Martin Port

From San Martin Port: 4-Hour Inca Tambo Colorado Tour

Product ID: 160391
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On this 4-hour tour from San Martin port visit Pisca and Tambo Colorado, a beautifully well preserved Inca fortress. Benefit from pick-up and drop off included as well as a friendly and professional English speaking guide.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the well preserved Inca fortress of Tambo Colorado
  • Enjoy free pick-up and drop off from San Martin port
  • Benefit from an informative, friendly and professional guide
Full description
Meet your guide at 9:15 AM at San Martin Port. From there you will be transferred to Paracas town, at this point, you will board our vehicle to drive towards Pisco town for a sightseeing tour. Then you will be travelling east to arrive at the well preserved Inca Fortress of Tambo Colorado. Discover an Inca settlement that was most likely built at the end of the 15th century and was ruled by the Inca Emperor Pachacutec. It was known as Puka Tampu, Pucallacta or Pucahuasi and its buildings show typical Wary (Ayacucho) and Inca (Cusco) culture influences. Walk amongst buildings including ceremonial plazas, houses, ceremonial platforms and the main building known as La Fortaleza.

Learn how Tambo Colorado was used as an administrative/ceremonial and military place to control the main road from the coast to the highlands. This place served 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 492-ft (150-m) 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. Having enjoyed an informative guided tour you will return to San Martin Port to rejoin your ship.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop-off from San Martin Port
  • All activities and transportation in groups
  • English speaking guide (for French, German and Dutch must be a minimum of 9 people)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal travel insurance

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Meeting point

San Martin Port

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Important information
Know before you go
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people are required to book this tour
If your ship has any delay in arriving, the tour operator strongly suggests you notify them three to four days in advance so they can arrange a new pick-up time. They also suggest you keep checking your emails in case the pick-up time changes