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Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that...
Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that remain of an important religious center that was constructed more than 1,000 years before the Inca Empire.
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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

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Interesting pre-Incan ruins

The site is very large and interesting. There are nice views of the ocean and farm land from the top of the pyramid. It's very dusty and there's a bit of a walk to get up the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

The site is very large and interesting. There are nice views of the ocean and farm land from the top of the pyramid. It's very dusty and there's a bit of a walk to get up the tallest pyramid, but nothing too challenging. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Unfortunately there are some large sections that are rebuilt, but I guess... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Best to go with a guide, we had one and it really enhanced the experience. Otherwise you're not really sure what you are looking at, plus all the signs were in Spanish (which we didn't speak). A vehicle is best to drive through and then walk around, otherwise it's a long tiring visit. The temple of the Sun is great,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Pachacamac is one of those sites you have to go only if you are interested in ancient cultures and their way of living. The Ruins are only partially showing, as most of the archeological work is still pending, but the stories are interesting and the view of the ocean is priceless!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Pachacamac is hard work, I will admit. I have been coming here to work for a decade and a bit now and I still get daunted by it. First of all, getting there. You don't need to take a tour - you can get a cab from Lima, or, better, go to the Panamericana at the end of Benavides by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The biggest huaca from the Inca period. It's simply huge and it takes a long while to cover it. It's in the middle of the desert so be prepared (hydration-wise).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This is the kind of place you need to spend some hours feeling the energy, specially from the top. You can realize how big this city was and the way people lived so many years ago. Take a look at the place where sacrifices were supposed t happen. I got there in the afternoon, on a sunny day. Try this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is dusty and hot and yet worth every moment. As the archeologists work to carefully explore and preserve the history here the communities that surroundings this ancient Huaca site are moving their communities ever closer to this fabulous site. Our guide had to ask a young couple in their wedding clothes and their photographer to stay on the path... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I took a day tour with Mirabus company. The travel was good and interesting because you have the opportunity to go through Costanera, Circuito de Playas, Barranco and Chorrillos, which are areas not very easy to go for a tourist. You Alcance see the contrast of the environment and the different areas of Lima and it nearby. The ruins are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went on a morning tour to Pachacamac. It lies in a desert area along the coast. There is not much to be seen. The elements of nature have over the years destroyed most of the Inca and Pre-Inca buildings and walls. The Ruins up country at Cusco and other areas in the Andes are much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

While staying in stunning Lima, in stunning Peru, the staff at Inca Boutique suggested a day trip to this site. While my interest is more in the historical/archaeological and my wife's is more in the "spiritual," both of our needs were met here. We'd taken a course in lost South American cultures, and the Inca (Quechua) were relative newcomers to... More 

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