We’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you out to Tambo Colorado, which sits about 30 miles to the east of Pisco. When we arrive, your knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour of these fascinating ruins, which were built during the reign of Tupac Yupanqui (Pachacutec) in the last quarter of the 15th century.
You’ll have plenty of time to explore this large site, walking through the various corridors and seeing the typical Incan design of the structure with its recessed trapezoidal niches. The site consists of several structures around a large central plaza, with a classic raised ceremonial platform, known as Ushnu. The main building is known as La Fortaleza (the Fort). Your guide will tell you all about the site as your walk around it, explaining the importance of Tambo Colorado for the Incas, both as an administrative and ceremonial center.
After exploring the ruins, we’ll visit the on-site museum, where you can see photos of the excavation as well as the archaeological remains that were found at Tambo Colorado and its surrounding area. We’ll then take a short walk to the slopes of the above Tambo Colorado, where we can see an old cemetery used by the Incas.
After this, we’ll end our toDespite sustaining significant earthquake damage in 2007, the city of Ica in southern Peru has plenty of charm and numerous attractions. For a city surrounded by desert, it may seem surprising that Ica and the surrounding region produce such large quantities of asparagus, cotton and fruits, not to mention its status as the premier grape-growing and pisco-making region in Peru.
Our full-day Ica city tour will take you to all the most interesting spots in and just outside the city. We’ll visit the Regional Museum, one of the best museums on the south coast of Peru. We’ll also get a firsthand look at the region’s produce, with a trip to a chocolate factory and a wonderful winery. To top it off, we’ll visit the Huacachina Lagoon, the famous oasis village surrounded by huge sand dunes, eucalyptus, palm trees and huarango trees. Here you can ride the dunes in a sand buggy, and slide down them on a sand board.
If you want to see even more of Ica, take a look at our available extensions after the main city tour itinerary. ur and drive you back to your hotel.
Special features of our Ica City Tour:
TYPE OF TOUR: Cultural, Historical, Wellness/Mindfulness. PLACES TO VISIT: Cabrera Museum.
TOUR LENGTH: 2 hours.
AVAILABILITY: Every day
AGE MIN: 7
Come with us to the endlessly intruding Cabrera Museum! This small private museum was created by Peruvian physician Dr. Javier Cabrera in 1966, and houses more than 10,000 stones of various sizes, all of which are carved with intriguing images of a lost civilization. Some stones are engraved with relatively simple images, while others have complex designs that look similar to those of the Paracas, Nazca and Tiwanaku cultures. Look closely and you’ll see images of flowers and fis...