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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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Overview
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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Excellent guide and driver.covered a lot in the time. A highly recommended tour .i would have liked it to be half an hour longer in order to have a little bit longer in the museum.However Avery good tour
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Response from VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
Responded 1 week ago
Dear @Daydream711051, Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We are very pleased that your experience in Peru was excellent. Our goal, the reason why we work hard everyday, is to make sure our customers have a memorable experience and share it with their family and friends, so they can also visit us. We hope you come back to Peru soon, there are many exciting destinations waiting for you. Viajes Pacifico will kindly welcome you again. Thank you! Sincerely, Viajes Pacifico
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Good, personable and knowledgeable guide. Pleasant ride to the site. Worth going. I recommend this tour.
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Response from VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Jerry, Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We are very pleased that your experience in Peru was excellent. Our goal, the reason why we work hard everyday, is to make sure our customers have a memorable experience and share it with their family and friends, so they can also visit us. We hope you come back to Peru soon, there are many exciting destinations waiting for you. Viajes Pacifico will kindly welcome you again. Thank you! Sincerely, Viajes Pacifico
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After accidentally booking the tour in Spanish (my fault), they were so accommodating, finding us a tour in English on the same day. The ruins are incredible and learning the history of Pachacamac was so valuable and interesting! Everyone was so friendly, helpful &
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Response from VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Lindsey, Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We are very pleased that your experience in Peru was incredible. Our goal, the reason why we work hard everyday, is to make sure our customers have a memorable experience and share it with their family and friends, so they can also visit us. We hope you come back to Peru soon, there are many exciting destinations waiting for you. Viajes Pacifico will kindly welcome you again. Thank you! Sincerely, Viajes Pacifico
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I'd like to thank Daniel, my guide, because he did not refuse to conduct a tour despite of absense of other tourists for this day! So I practically had a private tour! I got to know so much about Peru in general and about acient civilizations in particular. And of course
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Response from VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Tarkravch, Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We are very pleased that your experience in Peru was amazing. Our goal, the reason why we work hard everyday, is to make sure our customers have a memorable experience and share it with their family and friends, so they can also visit us. We hope you come back to Peru soon, there are many exciting destinations waiting for you. Viajes Pacifico will kindly welcome you again. Thank you! Sincerely, Viajes Pacifico
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Excelent guide Gabriela, very knowledgeable and clear to explain the amazing cultures related to this site. The museum is outstanding. 100 pct worthy to visit through this tour operator.
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Response from VIPACPERU, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear jbealsm, Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We are very pleased that your experience in Peru was excelent. Our goal, the reason why we work hard everyday, is to make sure our customers have a memorable experience and share it with their family and friends, so they can also visit us. We hope you come back to Peru soon, there are many exciting destinations waiting for you. Viajes Pacifico will kindly welcome you again. Thank you! Sincerely, Viajes Pacifico
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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