Tambo Colorado is a fascinating Inca archaeological site in the Pisco River Valley of the Ica Region of southern Peru. Due to the very dry climate here, Tambo Colorado is one of the best-preserved Inca sites on the Peruvian coast, its adobe walls having withstood the ravages of time surprisingly well. The name of the site comes from the bright colors that once adorned its outer walls, with horizontal stripes of red, black, white and yellow ochre atop the stucco. Amazingly, some of these colors can still be seen today.
The site was once a strategically-important administrative and control site. It’s location on the Royal Road between the coast and the highlands made it hugely important for the Inca Empire, including during times of war, when they could rest and resupply their marching soldiers at Tambo Colorado.
TYPE OF TOUR: Cultural, Historical, Wellness/Mindfulness. PLACES TO VISIT: Tambo Colorado.
TOUR LENGTH: 4 hours.
AVAILABILITY: Every day
AGE MIN: 12
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...