- Small group ensures personal service
- Step back in time on a history tour
- All entrance fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch included
Know More about this tourYou will be picked up at 10am from your hotel in Miraflores and then travel 30 km south of Lima while seeing the landscape change from the beautiful views of the coast to the dry desert. You willpass through sections of Lima you probably havent and wont visit to arrive to the impressive archaeological complex of Pachacamac. In the afternoon, go off the beaten path and visit a local neighborhood known for its talented artisans and beautiful handicrafts.
Pachacamac is the most important archaeological site in coastal Peru and consists of more than 20 pyramids. It was the main sanctuary of the Andean coast for more than 1500 years. Pilgrims from different areas came here asking for advice and omens to an idol that served as an oracle. Today, Pachacamac shelters more than 50 temples and buildings making it the largest archaeological complex in the city of Lima. Construction started about 200 A.D. and each succeeding culture added their own temples. The site grew to over 80 hectares or 200 acres. When finally the Incas arrived they built a huge Sun Temple as well as a house for young women who served as priestesses. This building is a well maintained, partially rebuilt large compound. On the Pachacamac tour, your guide will show youaround temples from different pre-colonial civilizations and in the brand new Pachacamac museum, where you will discover the history and artifacts of the different cultures that used to occupy this sanctuary.
Authentic Peruvian Handicrafts - Visit to Artisans Workshops
After the Pachacamac tour, head to a close-by local neighborhood that houses many artisans from Ayacucho who fled the violence of the Shining Path in the 80s and 90s by moving to the outskirts of Lima. First, have lunch with a charming local family in their house and share some life stories and conversations. In this neighborhood, local artisans continue to make the traditional handicrafts and artworks from Ayacucho. With a full stomach, visit workshops where they make textiles, ceramics and other beautiful handicrafts. The artists will explain to how everything is made, and maybe you can try out some of these techniques ourselves! In a place where the government is mostly absent, these people have built their own community and are developing the local economy with their art. Youll leave this place very inspired!
You should be back in Miraflores around 4:30 - 5pm, depending on traffic.
Inclusions for Local Artisans And Pachacamac Tour
- Entrance fees
- All activities
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Small-group tour
Exclusions for Local Artisans And Pachacamac Tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Souvenirs bought at the artisans' workshops
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately: Sunscreen and hat strongly recommended from October to May
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.