A large brick building

Tambo Colorado

Journey to the 15th century and earlier, visiting lands of the Inca and Chincha in the Pisco River Valley.

  • See the Inca complex of Tambo Colorado, well preserved in adobe and stone.
  • The Inca statesman Pachacutec transformed the town into an administrative and military center in the 15th century.
  • There is evidence that the site was used to worship the sun and study astronomy.
  • Gain unique insights into Peruvian national identity and the ancient Inca culture.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Active - good mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Max. passengers


  • Booking Code


  • From

    $ 216

  • Notices

    We recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and low-heeled, rubber-soled walking shoes.

Step back in time

Join us on a drive through the desert to the ruins of Tambo Colorado. This was likely built atop an ancient fortress of the pre-Inca culture of Chincha. It was adapted into a grain depository and military center by the great Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century. Adverse weather conditions have not even been able to deteriorate this ancient complex. It continues to be the most interesting vestige of Inca culture on the Peruvian coast.

Practical information

  • Language: English.
  • Included: One bottle of water on the coach  

  • Remarks/requirements: Sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothing, and footwear
  • Walking information: There is walking over potentially uneven terrain.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No.