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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple on a captivating and comprehensive tour from Lima. Explore the remarkable religious compound with a knowledgeable guide to discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin; gaze at majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon; and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs of prehistoric Inca civilization.
  • Guided sightseeing tour to the Temple of Pachacamac from Lima
  • Visit the famous Temples of the Sun and Moon
  • Learn about the culture, history and architecture of the Inca and pre-Inca people
  • All admission fees and roundtrip hotel transportation included
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Traveler pickup is offered
This activity includes roundtrip transfer from only the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Depart from a central location in Lima and enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the Pachacamac Temple in an air-conditioned minivan; venture 19 miles (30 km) south of Lima to the perfectly preserved religious compound to begin your historical excursion. 

Undoubtedly the compound’s most striking features, the Temples of the Sun and the Moon demand attention with their astounding architectural prowess. Admire 50 million sun-dried bricks and marvel at colorful murals as your guide provides enriching historical explanations. Listen as your guide tells tales of the Moche and Huari cultures, providing insightful information discovered on recent excavations.

At the conclusion of your tour, return to the minivan and relax during your journey back to Lima.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lima
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.
Stop At:  
Pachacamac
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 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Viajes Pacifico

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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What is the maximum group size during Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The smaller tour vehicles are allowed to drive to various parts of the site where you walk a shorter distance." See review
  • "One tip: Bring your own water, especially if it's a hot day." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Cool place to visit only 45 minutes from Lima
Kris_P
, Jul 2021
If you have a few hours to kill I highly recommend a trip to this temple. It's got an interesting exhibit and you get to walk up to the ruins. The view at the top of temple of the sun is worth a hike, you could see the ocean, the valley and the entire complex.
star-5
Solo Pachacamac trip
Debra_D
, Mar 2020
Pachacamac was a great experience! I went solo, but joined 4 other people (a group of three and one other solo traveller). Our guide was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. She did a fantastic job of telling us a lot about Pachacamac's history, as well as some of the other areas we drove through on our way out of Lima (Miraflores, Barranco, Chorillos, etc). I very much enjoyed this trip and would recommend it to those interested in Peruvian history.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Well worth a half day excursion from Santiago
Michael_B
, Mar 2020
Very worthwhile tour of this interesting archeological site. Guide gave detailed explanations of everything we were seeing. The tour van was able to drive us halfway up the hill, which was not expected but much appreciated in 28 degree C heat. Great views of the dig and surrounding areas from the top. One tip: Bring your own water, especially if it's a hot day. Several people showed up without water, and were sorry.
star-5
Great tour guide
canzhen
, Dec 2019
Gloria is a great tour guide, she answered all our questions with patience and she cared for us. We went to a shop on the street after visiting the Pachacamac, they don’t accept credit card and I don’t have cash. Gloria saw this and insisted on paying the drink for me. I asked that how should I pay her and she said don’t worry about it. It was really nice and considerate of her and she is a encyclopedia you can ask her everything and she has the answer. It was a great trip and thanks Gloria and driver Luis!!
star-5
Very interesting site
Paul N
, Nov 2019
Took this tour yesterday and really enjoyed it. Nice informative museum. The smaller tour vehicles are allowed to drive to various parts of the site where you walk a shorter distance. This is helpful due to the huge area it covers.
star-4
Excellent guides
dawnf697
, Oct 2019
The tour was great. The guides provided great information along the way to Pachacamac as well as when we got there. The site was very interesting and the museum was very well done.
star-3
Not what we signed up for
am7175
, Aug 2019
We signed up for an English tour, Not for a tour that explained everything in Spanish first, and spent less time explaining in English afterwards. We were also told to be ready 30 minutes earlier in the morning at 8:30am instead of the 9:00am initial start time, only to have to wait for 1 full hour, until 9:30am, to be picked up.
star-4
Fun short outing
443barbg
, Aug 2019
The tour goes through some Lima neighborhoods and then to the ruins. They look like giant washed up sand castles. The commentary is interesting and the ruins are striking.
star-5
Inca and Pre-Inca history
joannelF2690NB
, Aug 2019
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.
star-5
Extraordinaire !
emelinek51
, Jul 2019
A great and amazing tour! Our guide was really nice and told us very interesting things about Lima districts and peruvian civilizations.

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