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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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Considered among the most important sites of interest in the countryside outside Lima, Pachacamac boasts a hidden history dating back to AD 200. On this half-day sightseeing tour with entrance fees and round-trip travel from Lima included, reach the temple complex in comfort by air-conditioned minivan. Explore with your informative guide, admire colorful murals in the Sun Temple, and gain insight into thousands of years of South American civilization.
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    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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.
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  • Tour the Pachacamac archaeological site with a guide—entrance fees included
  • Explore the compound’s key sites like the Sun Temple and the Moon Temple
  • Discover ancient murals depicting life for Moche and Huari civilizations
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Miraflores or San Isidro in Lima
What to Expect
Begin your half-day tour with a morning pickup at your accommodation in the Miraflores or San Isidro neighborhood of Lima. Board your air-conditioned minivan and, with your guide sharing history and information along the way, take the scenic coastal route to Pachacamac, a perfectly preserved religious compound with evidence of human habitation dating back to AD 200. On arrival at Pachacamac, explore the archaeological site and admire the Sun Temple, Moon Temple, and other features. Learn how 50 million sundried bricks were used in the temples’ construction, admire colorful murals uncovered by archaeologists over the years, gain insight into life in this part of the world thousands of years ago, and hear about the ancient Moche and Huari people who once called Pachacamac home. After your in-depth tour of the Pachacamac temple complex, return in comfort to your starting point in Lima, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
3h 30m
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrace fee to Temple of Pachacamac
  • Entry/Admission - Pachacamac
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Alan R wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was a great half day trip that did a lot to demonstrate the roots and development of Peruvian cultures that ultimately led to the Incan period. We had just enjoyed a fantastic trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu but managed to fit this trip in on our last day and it really did
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Date of experience: March 2020
Tommy G wrote a review Mar 2020
Houston, Texas1 contribution
Our flight was 3 hours late and customs was extra slow. We absolutely missed our trip but they scheduled the next day for us. It was a great 4 hour trip and they gave us great suggestions for the remainder of our time in Lima. Indefinitely recommend this as a first activity in
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Date of experience: March 2020
James M wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
Easy to visit pre Inca site just outside Lima. Tour guide informative and entertaining bus ride comfortable
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Date of experience: January 2020
Hebert C wrote a review Jan 2020
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Such rich history here and the tour guide Mario did a great job at explaining everything. He took me through the museum and the temple. He provided a lot of information that helps you understand Lima way better. Would recommend coming here to see and hear the history.
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PicSix wrote a review Jan 2020
Dumfries, Virginia4 contributions
This was afantatstic trip that I through in at the last moment. The museum at the entrace was very interesting and the ruins themselves were very different than the Inca ruins that dominate Peru. I onluy wish we had had more time to explore the women's palace as it looked very
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Date of experience: November 2019
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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