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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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Join a half-day tour to the famous Pachacamac Temple, located only a short distance from Lima. Built by different leaders throughout the centuries and between the years 200 and 1450 AD, this religious compound is made entirely out of clay and houses the giant pyramids of the sun and moon. This comprehensive sightseeing tour will give you an insight on the culture, history and architecture of both the Inca and pre-Inca people.
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Av. Mariscal La Mar 163
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    Pachacamac
    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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Highlights
  • 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
Departure Point
Av. Mariscal La Mar 163, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered
Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb
Address: If your hotel is not listed, you need to coordinate with anticipation an appropriate meeting point. One day prior your service, you will receive an e-mail indicating your pick up time.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrace fee to Temple of Pachacamac
  • Entry/Admission - Pachacamac
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Easy to visit pre Inca site just outside Lima. Tour guide informative and entertaining bus ride comfortable
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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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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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My friends and I booked this tour last minute, and we had a great time. TripAdvisory was prompt with information as to where we should be picked up, and they made sure it was at the closest hotel to our airbnb as possible (only a 5 min walk). Our guide was friendly and spoke
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The bus and tour guide was super interesting and smooth travel to the place. The museum in place was very modern, clean and with a lot of details
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By: Gray Line Peru
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StijnLieshout
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
118
Very well organized
Because I didn’t intend to come here initially I was (too) late to organize all the tickets separately. Also I
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jamesmB3102FW
20
Accessible ruins
Easy to visit pre Inca site just outside Lima. Tour guide informative and entertaining bus ride comfortable
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RBP54
Virginia Beach,Virginia
1910
Mr
I had a great time staying at the Sinchicuy lodge. Everyone was extremely friendly and the activities always kept
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stacie719
31
Wished we could have visited the pisac ruins
This was a very good tour. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable and even spent the drive to the sites talking about
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Hebert C
91
Great
Such rich history here and the tour guide Mario did a great job at explaining everything. He took me through the
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PicSix
Dumfries, Virginia
10
Excellent look at pre Inca ruins
This was afantatstic trip that I through in at the last moment. The museum at the entrace was very interesting
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samanthalevison
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Informative Tour with a Friendly Guide
My friends and I booked this tour last minute, and we had a great time. TripAdvisory was prompt with information
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annatP3909LV
20
Recommend that trip to everyone
It was an amazing experience, the whole trip was excellent. We had the best time there. From the guide over the
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502gaylen
Great Ocean Road, Australia
3421
OUR LOVELY GUIDE MADE OUR DAY!
Everything went smoothly just make sure when u arrive to ring the number supplied on skype or what ever u have
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Spanteacher77080
Houston, Texas
51
Fantastic!! Don’t miss this if you’re interested in Peruvian cultures
I was in Lima on a Monday (when a number of museums and some other area attractions are closed) and chose this to
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carlaaida
Eagle, Idaho
50
Very Nice Place!
The bus and tour guide was super interesting and smooth travel to the place. The museum in place was very modern,
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Victoria A
51
Must see!! Rain or shine!!
There is no question as to why this is one of the seven wonders of the world. This tour was very organized from
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691krishnat
51
Family Trip to Machu Picchu
Fantastic experience. Our guide, Felix the Cat , was very knowledgeable. The Inca Express ( glass roof train ) to
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Tourist54220
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
15559
Beautiful city and scenery
The view that is pictured here is really quite beautiful. I know the Santa Catalina Monastery is supposed to be a
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Ben S
547
Nice day in the valley
We take a tour bus to the valley and went to 5 places. It cost us around 100 Sols per person. Not cheap.
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