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Pisco Travel Guide

Best of Pisco

Tambo Colorado: It was built probably over an ancient fortress of the pre-Inca culture of Chincha, was adapted and transformed by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th century, as a deposit of grains and as an administrative and military center. Actually this continues to be the most interesting testimony of the Inca culture on the Peruvian coast. There is evidence that the site was used to worship the sun and to study astronomy and everything related to agriculture. Located to 48km northeast of Pisco.

Regional Museum of Ica: Actually this building holds and guards a vast collection of Nasca, Paracas, and Inca cultural artifacts: trepanned skulls, textiles, ceramics, mummies, counting strings (quipus) and clothes made from feathers.

Ballestas Island: The Paracas Peninsula and the nearby Ballestas Islands make up the most important wildlife sanctuary on the Peruvian Coast. You will have the chance to see Candelabro (or Candelabra), a giant figure in the style of the Nazca drawings etched into the coastal hills. Enjoy the many different kinds of marine birds; the most frequently seen birds are the Peruvian booby, Peruvian pelican, and Guanay cormorant. You may even catch a glimpse of the Humboldt penguins and Chilean flamingos, These islands are Peruís own version of the Galapagos.

Huacachina Lagoon: An attractive oasis with its palm-fringed lake amid amazing sand dunes.

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