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Cruise the Ballestas Islands on a shore excursion from San Martin Port that also includes sightseeing stops at the Paracas Candelabra, Pisco, and Tambo Colorado. You’ll visit three of the Ballestas Islands to explore caves, spot sea lions, and watch for the islands’ remarkable birdlife, then head to the mainland to see Pisco’s key sites and the fascinating Inca architecture at Tambo Colorado.
Dating back to the 15th century, Tambo Colorado is a must-see for visitors to the Pisco River Valley—but to understand the site’s historic significance, you need a guide. On this tour, visit Tambo Colorado with entrance fees and round-trip travel from your Paracas hotel included, and explore the lost civilization of the Incas. With your guide to lead the way, discover ceremonial plazas and ancient houses, and learn how the Incas lived and worked on the land.
If you are travelling on a cruise, and passes through Paracas, don't miss this opportunity and visit the best of Cusco. This tour is designed for all visitors who are landing at San Martin Port giving you a great chance to visit one of the new seven wonders of the world in a shot time available. Don't let this opportunity go and visit Machu Picchu!
TAMBO COLORADO: it was an Inca settlement based in Pisco valley, on the right side of Pisco river. Its name TAMBO COLORADO is due to the predominant color of buildings and all the area. This is one of the best-conserved places in Perú. Typically tawantinsuyo style in everything also for architecture design. It presents the singularity of been made with “adobe” a sort of artisanal brick. This is evidence that Quechuas engineers were adapting to new coast area they were conquering It was one of the most important centers established by the Incas on the coast of Peru. These are a set of constructions made with mud walls and adobes, these are the adobe ruins best preserved on the coast of Peru.
At the indicated time you will be picked up from your hotel in Paracas to start the tour to the Inca Ruins of Tambo Colorado, during approximately one hour of the tour you will be able to observe the Pisco Valley, its small towns you can also observe the Pisco river until you reach the archaeological center When you arrive at archeological area you will visit Museum then you will enter to the ruins belonging to Inca culture, we will make a short walk to enter this archaeological center and we will observe the main square here were made the offenses to the Sun God, we will also enter the rooms, the tower, the Inca bath, the bath of the Acllas.
If you’re landing at San Martin Port, don’t miss the chance to see the Ballestas Islands and their native wildlife. Observe penguins, sea lions, dolphins, and more during this short excursion. Take off in a speedboat and pass the famous Candelabra geoglyph that can be spotted on the hill, believed to be part of the mysterious Nazca Lines, before heading to the islands to explore the sea caves. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
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