GUIDED TOUR TO TAMBO COLORADO INCA SITE SINCE $95 USD Per Person

Ceremonial Administrative & Militar Center Of The Inca Empire - Half Day Tour

The archaeological site of Tambo Colorado is located about 45km away from Pisco on the right bank of the valley river of Pisco, near the town of Humay, in the province of Pisco in Ica department. Tambo Colorado (490m) was an Inca settlement (1450 AD). Tambo Colorado was named for the red paint that once completely covered its adobe walls. Tambo Colorado is one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Peru; its buildings are typical Wary (Ayacucho) and Inca (Cusco) culture influences. Tambo Colorado is also known in Quechua as Pukallaqta (Red town), have buildings of ceremonial plazas, houses, ceremonial platforms, and the main building known as La Fortaleza. Tambo Colorado is served by roads connecting the Andes with the coast and from the southern valleys to the northern valleys. Some archaeologists and historians point out that Tambo Colorado was an administrative / ceremonial and military place to control the valley of Pisco also this place was to service as resting place for the Inca and his army across the Inca territory.
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TAMBO COLORADO TOUR ITINERARY

At 8AM or 2PM pick up from your hotel in Pisco/ Paracas and travel by the way Los Libertadores (to Cusco). There is located Tambo Colorado an important Inca administrative center maybe found opposite km 5 on this highway. Its original name appears to have been Pucatampu. Building to be administration center in the Inca Pachacútec times, who constituted a connection point with the Inca road joining Ayacucho with the Pacific coast. The North part of the complex, that is the best one conserved, is a great quadrangular building, subdivided inner in numerous rooms and an extensive court, and separated by passages or runners. Distributed around a plaza, there are different buildings, some of which were used in ceremonies and others for more profane purposes, such as warehouses or living quarters.
Tambo Colorado Complex Its main architectonic detail is the red and yellow filling in of the walls of the buildings and the profusion of niches of trapezoid cut, that decorate the walls. The archaeologist Federico Kauffman indicates that Tambo Colorado is the expression of the architecture born from the Inca invasion (Cusco). It is possible to be observed the doors and trapezoid hornacinas, as well as a series of stones worked with special style.
After complete explanation about of this archaeological complex OPTIONAL trekking along the Inca Trail from Tambo Colorado to Cuzco (Capital of the Inca Empire), the walk takes around 40 minutes and the trail lead us to a place where you can see lot destroyed ancient tombs.
After 4 to 5 hours back to your hotel in Pisco and end service.
ADDITIONAL PAYMENT FOR RIVATE PICK UP & DROP OFF FROM SAN MARTIN PORT - CRUISE TERMINAL OF PARACAS/PISCO
AUTOMOBILE for 2 or 3 people $120 USD for entire car.
VAN up to 6 people $150 USD for entire transport.
MINIBUS up to 12 people $220 USD for entire transport.
THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE ONLY IF YOU BOOK ONE MONTH IN ADVANCE.
Tambo Colorado Archaeological Site

TAMBO COLORADO TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Private van transport (Private Service only)
  2. Shared tourist van (Backpacker service)
  3. English-speaking tourguide
  4. Entrance to Tambo Colorado archaeological site
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
GUIDED TOUR TO TAMBO COLORADO INCA SITE SINCE $95 USD Per Person

Ceremonial Administrative & Militar Center Of The Inca Empire - Half Day Tour
Backpacker Service (Join Group)
1 to more paticipants $95 USD each one

Private Service (Private van/guide)
2 participants $175 USD each one
3-4 paticipants $135 USD each one
5 to more participants $108 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club
Discount 3%: Members and Tour Operators only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
Group size: 12 participants per guide - We need minimum 2 participants to develop this tour
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book this trek prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Alcoholic drinks
  3. Breakfast/Lunch on the first day
  4. Hotel in Pisco or Paracas
  5. Tip for the guide and camp staff.

RAIN SEASON

Some cloudy days, specially in the morning between July and November.

BEST TIME FOR PICTURES

All the year.

ADVICE FOR VISITORS

Visitors come to see this complex can explore any day of the year, we advice to stop at the half way to test one of the typical peruvian food, prepared with Camarones.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  2. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  3. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  4. Binoculars
  5. Summer clothes

WEATHER CONDITION IN PISCO - TAMBO COLORADO RUINS

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