Ruins of Pachacamac :: Lima - Peru

TOUR TO THE RUINS OF PACHACAMAC.

Pachacamac was one of the largest religious centres on the Peruvian Coast. It is located at the south of Lima, some 30 kms away, virtually at the foot of the Pacific Ocean. According to archaeologist Pachacamac was the most important pilgrimage centre in ancient Peru, and at its glorious days the place received hundreds of people from all over Peru. Pachacamac contains various pyramids, temples and large plazas, where visitors can enjoy a pleasant walking while exploring the site. The sanctuary also offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as well as of the Lurin Valley nearby. In addition, visitors can visit the Museum of Pachacamac located inside the archaeological complex, which displays ancient remains found at the zone.

Photo Gallery of Pachacamac Ruins.

Pachacamac Ruins Pachacamac Temple View from Pachacamac Pachacamac - Peru
TOUR TO THE SANCTUARY OF PACHACAMAC

Description:

At the designated time you will be picked up from your hotel in Lima by our local guide; afterwards we will travel on a tourist bus to the south of Lima for about 30 kms. On the way, our local guide will give you an introduction about the history of Lima and will also talk about important aspects of modern Lima. After 40 minutes, we will arrive at the ruins of Pachacamac. 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). Our excursion includes a short visit to the traditional neighbourhood of Barranco.

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What is included ?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Lima.
  • Visit to the Ruins of Pachacamac.
  • All entrance fees.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.

Tour Duration:

  • 3 hours.

Daily departures:

  • 09:00 hrs. & 14:00 hrs.

 

* Pachacamac Ruins is closed to the public all mondays.

* On Sundays, the tour to Pachacamac starts at 13:00 h on the second turn.

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:

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