In the Pisco river valley, on the outskirts of Humay, is one of the best-preserved pre-Columbian coastal ruins in Peru.
Tambo Colorado was totally made of adobe.It was a residence, an administration centre and the Inca Pachacutec’s palace.
The ruins comprise four groups of buildings: the Inca palace, the Temple of the Sun, a trapezoid shaped platform and the Pallasca Valley (can’t be visited, it seems to be a military observatory).
Time to visit Tambo Colorado: 3 hours.
Location: Pisco (228 km down the South Panamerican Highway, then 45 km along the Via Libertadores).