Pachacamac Lima Tours

Pachacamac Lima Tours
09:00 AM
  • Exploration
Old Temple, Painted temple, Sun temple and Acllahuasi

Expedition Overview

Guided visit to the Sanctuary of Pachacamac.

Itinerary

Tour Description

In the morning, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and head about 30 km (19 miles) south of the city. Your guide will give you a background into the history of Lima. After a 40-minute drive, we’ll arrive at the ruins of Pachacamac. To better understand the importance of this archaeological site, we’ll first visit the Pachacamac Museum at the entrance of the ruins. Here you’ll see several ancient relics found at the site during archaeological excavations. Among the artifacts, we’ll see decorated ceramics, textiles, and carved wooden figures representing the god Pachacamac.

Afterwards, we’ll leave the museum and explore the site. While on our walk through the ruins, we’ll visit its most important pyramids, primarily the well-preserved north pyramid. From the top of the structure, we’ll have fantastic views of the nearby Lurin Valley and the Pacific Ocean. From here, you can also see the large plazas the Incas built to receive the hundreds of pilgrims who worshipped Pachacamac.

We’ll also see the Acllahuasi temple or “house of Mamaconas”, the name given to a particular group of women sent from Cusco or other important cities to come and assist in the religious ceremonies and the production of fine textiles for nobility. On our way back to your hotel, we’ll make one last stop at the colorful, bohemian district of Barranco in the evening.

Inclusions & Exclusions

What is included?

  • Pick-up from your hotel and private transportation to and from site
  • Admission to sites
  • Regional expert guide

What not is included

  • Gratuities for your guide

Suggestions

You need to bring:

  • Wear warm clothing, as the winter weather in Lima (from June to September) can be chilly; temperatures drop fast in the afternoon and nights are cold. If you’re traveling during summer (December to March), light clothing is suitable, along with a hat and sunglasses.
  • Bring money, including some cash in soles for any extra items along the way.
  • Bring a small camera or smart phone, but always be aware of your surroundings, especially when carrying valuables.

Additional Information

Today, archaeologists and historians are still solving mysteries and uncovering new information about Peru’s ancient civilizations. Pachacamac, located south of the city of Lima, was a sacred site visited many ancient Andean cultures for over 2000 years. We’ll see museums with pieces on display that were found during the excavations, artifacts similar to ones which are still regularly being found on site and in the surrounding areas.

Price
from 120 USD
If you have questions about the Tour? +51 984 242 385
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