Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
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Stop At: Pachacamac, Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 Close to Lurin, Lima 16 Peru
We will visit the Archeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, just 30 kms. south of Lima. It was built in adobe with view to the sea and the Lurin river valley. It was a pilgrimage site for many cultures that developed in ancient Peru. Upon arrival of the Incas, the complex was adapted to become an administrative center, respecting and adapting the local constructions. You can find there the Temple of the Sun, the Acllahuasi, the Palace of Taurichumbi, and the Pilgrimage Plaza, among others. We will also visit the Site Museum to get a better insight and appreciate the salvaged remnants of the area.
The massive Temples of the Sun and the Moon are known to be the compound's most striking features. Built entirely of clay, an estimated 50 million sun-dried bricks were used in the construction of the Temple of the Sun alone. Excavations in the area continue to reveal further insights into the Moche and Huari cultures that spanned the period from 200 to 800 AD.
Duration: 3 hours
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Entrace fee to Temple of Pachacamac
- Entry/Admission - Pachacamac
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
The Pachacamac Archaeological site as magnificent and as interesting as Machu Picchu and at near sea level, the hiking around was much easier. The museum is a must visit to understand the pre-Inca and Inca occupation of the site.
A great and amazing tour! Our guide was really nice and told us very interesting things about Lima districts and peruvian civilizations.
Panchacamac tour and guide were great, but booking was a pain. Piss Poor communication between us, viator and Panchacamac
It was an okay tour. Be advise that the air in Lima is really bad if you suffer from allergies or have breathing problems, take a mask.
Zero stars. The tour guide claims to have come to our hotel and asked for us which we do not believe. We left word with the hotel that we were in the dining room and then when we were in the lobby. No one contacted us. When the hotel concierge called to follow-up the tour operator claims their person was there. I asked why they did not contact our cell phone or email and they claimed Viator does not provide that information. They further claimed the hotel was going to lie anyway. As a result, we had to separately arrange a visit and we are still out our 107 with Viator. I am extremely disappointed, especially as I have used Viator in the past and they usual work with credible tour operators.
We had a wonderful tour of Pachacamac! The guide gave us a really nice driving tour of the city as well as of the site which gave us a chance to see parts of Lima we would not have otherwise seen. He also suggested the Micro theatre in Barranco which was a highlight for us and we would not have known of otherwise.