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Sightseeing Tour of Pachacamac Temple Ruins

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the Temple of the Sun
  • This is the most renowned pre-Hispanic pilgrimage site in Peru
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily except Monday

    Duration

    Approx 3 hours

    Start time

    Start time:
    Private tour: 0900h (09:00am)
    Coach tour: 0915h (09:15am)
    Duration: Approx 3 hours

    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Lima. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Lima

  • Overview & Itinerary

    Overview

    Pre- Hispanic mythology and Wari legend will weave its magic around you as you explore the ruins of Pachacamac, Peru’s most renowned pre-Hispanic pilgrimage site. According to Wari legend, Pachacamac was the God of ‘fire and earthquakes. These temple ruins of Pachacamac lie just 30 kilometres south of Lima, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Although the earliest constructions at Pachacamac only date back to around 200 A.D., it is famed as the site of an important Inca Temple, the Temple of the Sun and the ‘House of the Chosen Women’.

    As you tread the paths of an ancient people, the magic and timelessness of the ruins will give you a sense of Peru’s dynamic past.

    Itinerary

    This tour is available in two options: coach and private. The private option offers you greater convenience and flexibility of time.

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Lima and taken in an air-conditioned vehicle for a sightseeing tour of the Pachacamac Temple. A bilingual guide (English/Spanish) will accompany you on this tour.

    The ruins of Pachacamac, Peru’s most renowned pre-Hispanic pilgrimage site, lie just 30 kilometres south of Lima, in the valley of Lurín and overlook the Pacific Ocean.

    Pachacamac was long revered by Andean peoples as the creator of the universe, and great monuments were built to honor this divine being. Paramount among these is this ancient citadel close to Lima. Within impressive enclosures, you’ll see pyramidal temples, the Sun God Shrine and the Palace of the Chosen Women or Virgins of the Sun. This sacred ceremonial site - built over the course of centuries - will deepen your appreciation of Peru’s pre-Columbian and Incan history.

    Wander around these fascinating ruins and enjoy stunning views of the coast.

    At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel in Lima.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • For coach tour:
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)/driver
    • Entrance fees
    • For private tour:
    • Hotel pick- up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Private guide/driver (English-speaking)
    • Entrance fees

    Exclusions

    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.
    Exact pick-up time depends on the location of the hotel.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Tour of Parcharamac Temple Ruins

      Nice half day tour of these ruins...we also stop at small touwn and did a quick walking tour as well. the sight at Parchacamac was very good and was able to hike up to the top of...

      James