A large brick building

Tambo Colorado

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

  • See the Incan complex of Tambo Colorado
  • Unique insights into Peruvian national identity
  • Learn about ancient Incan culture
  • Step back in time!
  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    4h20

  • Min. passengers

    25

  • Booking Code

    A-GSM7

  • From

    $ 216

  • Notices

    It is recommended to wear a hat, sunscreen, a light jacket or sweater, and low-heeled, rubber-soled walking shoes.

We will drive through the desert to the ruins of Tambo Colorado.  This well-preserved adobe and stone structure, likely built atop an ancient fortress of the pre-Inca culture of Chincha, was adapted and transformed into a grain depository, administrative and military centre by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century.  

Even weather conditions, such as the El Niño current, have not adversely affected this ancient complex, which continues to be the most interesting vestige of the Inca culture on the Peruvian coast.  There is evidence that the site was used to worship the sun, as well as study astronomy and everything related to agriculture.

Practical information

  • Language: English/German
  • Remarks/requirements: Sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothing and footwear. 
  • Walking information: There is walking over potentially uneven terrain. 
  • Wheelchair accessible: yes

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