Ruins of Pachacamac :: Lima - Peru

ruins of pachacamac & lima museums.

Mystery Peru offers you a full day tour that combines ancient pyramids of mud and 2 of the best museums of Peru. Our first excursion takes place at the ruins of Pachacamac, home of the most important god on the Peruvian coast. In Pachacamac you will see large truncated pyramids of mud and various others structures built during the Inca era. In addition you will enjoy great panoramic views of the Lurin valley and the nearby Pacific Ocean. By the afternoon we take you to visit The Museum Larco Herrera which has on display a great collection of Ancient Erotic Art. Our other visit takes place at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology of Peru. This is the oldest museum in Peru, and has on display a vast and varied cultural heritage.

Photo Gallery of Pachacamac Ruins & Lima Museums

Pachacamac Ruins Pachacamac Temple Lima Museums Lima Museums


09:15 h. You will be picked up from your hotel in Lima by our local guide and then you will join a group of tourist on our bus. We start our tour visiting the ruins of Pachacamc, which are located south of Lima. (40 minutes by bus).In order to get better understanding of this important archaeological site, we will visit first the Pachacamac Museum, which is located at the entrance of the ruins. At this museum we will be able to see various ancient relics found at the site during archaeological excavations. Among the remains, we will see various decorated ceramics, textiles and carving woods representing Pachacamac God. Afterwards we will leave the museum and will start to explore the site with our local guide. During our walking through the sanctuary we will visit its most important pyramids, in which stands out the north pyramid, a well preserve estructure with truncated shape. The north pyramid allows from its top amazing views of the nearby Lurin Valley and the Pacific Ocean. From the top you can also see the large plazas the Incas built to received hundreds of pilgrims who venerated this god. On our tour we will also see the Acllahuasi temple or the house of Mamaconas (name given to a particular group of women, sent from Cusco or other important cities to come to the place and take care of the religious ceremonies and the production of fine textiles for the nobility). Afterwards you will be conducted to a local restaurant where we will enjoy traditional Peruvian food. After lunch we will drive to the Larco Herrera Museum which has on display remains that show the world of the ancient Peruvians from around 3000 years ago. Among the most spectaculars remains, we will see the great collection of Ancient Erotic Art, that is, without doubt one of the best attractions in the city of Lima. In addition to this great erotic collection, visitors also can see galleries with pieces of gold and silver. Unlike other museums, this place is the only one that has over 45.000 archaeological pieces properly classified. Our second visit takes place at the Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and history of Peru. This is the oldest museum in Peru, and has on display a vast and varied cultural heritage. Its galleries houses a great array of ceramics, textiles, metal works, organic material and mummy bundles, spanning the entire history of human occupation in Peru. Some of the most important legacies at the museum are the monoliths, where standout the famous Estela of Raimondi, a perfect carved block of stone, representing an ancient god bearing a walking stick and the Tello Obelisk, which portrays the old divinity of the Chavin Temple. According to archaeologists, these carving monuments date back from 1000 BC. Here we will also visit the impressive Inca gallery, also called The Tawantinsuyu Room, which displays, in a very didactic way, the evolution of the Inca culture. Among its main attractions, we will see in a scale model the great Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and other Inca monuments found in Peru. Finally all our clients are dropped off at their hotels.

End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Lima.
  • Air-conditioned tourist transportation (Group service).
  • Visit to the Pachacamac Ruins.
  • Lunch buffet at a traditional restaurant of Lima.
  • Visit to the Larco Herrera Museum.
  • Visit the the Musuem of Archaeology and Anthropoly of Lima.
  • English-spoken guidance & All entrance fees.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Note: Our City Tour of Lima includes the pick up only from the districts of Miraflores, San Isidro, and Lima down town.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratitudes .


  • From 9:15 hrs. to 17:00 hrs. hours approx.

Daily departures:

  • 09:15 hrs.

You need to bring.

  • On this tour you must bring warm clothing, as the weather in Lima used to be very cold, especially in winter time (from June to September) when temperatures drop fast in the afternoon and nights are very cold. If traveling during summer time (December to March) light clothing is fine. Also bring a hut and sunglasses.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:.

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you request.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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