- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 4 Hrs
Departure Time :
8:45am 2:00pm (This afternoon tour is not available on Sundays)
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
Only Pick-up in the Miraflores / Sand Isidro / Barranco area. If you stay outside these areas please go to the Hotel Lobby of Hotel JW Marriott Miraflores
Return Details :
Original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Visit one of the most important religious centers of ancient Peru, an oracle dedicated to the great god Pachacamac, the most important deity of the coast in the fifteenth century. Explore their towering pyramids and temples, which have survived the passage of centuries and still retain their majesty. Visit the great temple known as Acllahuasi where Vivian "the chosen of the Sun", specialized women's groups in productive activities, particularly in the textiles, preparation of chicha, and worshiping the sun god. From the top of the pyramids you can enjoy beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the beautiful valley of Lurin. During the tour you will also visit the neighborhoods in Lima; Barranco and Chorrillos.
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Stop At: Pachacamac, Lima, Lima Region
After picking you up at your hotel around the Miraflores / San Isidro neighborhoods we begin our tour in Barranco, Limas most bohemian suburb and the prefered location to enjoy nightlife in Lima. We will see Barrancos Central Park, its Municipal Library, the traditional Bridge of sighs, the colonial homes and its famous boulevard. Next, we will head over to Chorrillos, once the most exclusive summer resort in Lima. Nowadays, Chorrillos is the only suburb in Lima that boasts an ecological reserve called Pantanos de Villa which we will see on our way to Pachacamac.
We will drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial center in the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims went to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. Throughout the centuries Pachacamac was occupied by many different Andean civilizations such as the Limas, the Waris, the Ichmas and finally by the Inca Empire. However, the Pachacamac Oracle always remained a religious center. We will see several pyramidal temples and enclosures from different time periods such as the Adobitos Temple (I C. A.D.), the Old Temple (I C. A.D.), the Painted Temple (VIII C. A.D.), a pyramid with a ramp (XIII C. A.D) and the Temple of the Sun (XV C. A.D.). Besides the ruins we will also visit an on-site museum displaying pottery, textiles, shell and stone ornaments, as well as the wooden Pachacamac idol found during excavations in 1938.
At the end of this tour, you will get dropped off at your hotel at the Miraflores / San Isidro neighborhood.
Duration: 4 hours
Pick up from your hotel in the Miraflores / San isidro Area
Transportation from Lima to Pachacamac (round trip)
Guided tour at the site of Pachacamac
Local tour guide
Entry/Admission - Pachacamac
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Remember to bring:
Sun hat and sunblock
Clothes for warm, cold, and rainy weather
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
If you have limited time to wander around Lima, this tour is worth the time. We were able to spend a little time walking around Barranco (including a visit to the Bridge of Sighs) and learned quite a lot about that area and Chorillo during the bus ride to Pachacamac. I would have loved to spend more time in Barranco, but there simply wasn't enough time within a four hour tour. The tour of Pachacamac was managed in a manner which made the most of our time. Do not worry when you take the bus past some of the buildings or walls. You will have a good view of everything on the stops the bus will make and especially from the Sun Temple. Be prepared for a hike uphill to the Temple. It is absolutely worth it, but make sure everyone in your party wears shoes meant for walking (trainers or hiking shoes); you will probably regret wearing sandals. Our tour guide, Kaiser, was excellent. He knew all of the areas we visited very well, and shared stories/information we were not likely to come across on our own. He was very receptive to questions and seemed to genuinely enjoy his job.