The ruins of Tambo Colorado
You’ll depart from Pisco and drive through the desert to the ruins of Tambo Colorado. This well-preserved adobe and stone structure, in all likelihood built atop an ancient fortress of the pre-Inca culture of Chincha, was adapted and transformed into a grain depository, administrative and military center 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.
Quality and beauty in Sumaqkay
Next, you will proceed to visit a textile workshop, Sumaqkay. This Quechua word means quality and beauty. It is surrounded by citrus, grapes and asparagus plantations. The artisans (men and women) alternate laboring in the fields with creative, artistic work in the workshop. Their goal is to recover the rich Peruvian artisan traditions of their forefathers – to preserve ancient textile traditions and reinforce their national identity. Return to the pier.