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Pachacamac

Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31, Lima 16, Peru (San Isidro)
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
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Ranked #33 of 126 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Wow - this site is massive. You'll drive around this site, stop at specific stops where the stone palaces and temples are, read the informative placards, then walk around but you cannot enter anything or get too close. It was settled by several cultures starting in AD100 and finishing with the Inca's in 1450. It's very dry and dusty, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Impressive Inca and Pre Inca ruins close to Lima. Covers about 400 acres and is gradually being improved. Suffered abandonment for a long time but the majesty of the original construction van still be seen. Tour guide is a must and there is some walking to see all the ruins. Dusty and dry so take some wat if you visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the trip from Lima. Extensive grounds with very good interpretive posters at each site. Great views from the top of the Temple of the Sun, including an ocean view. Allow at least 2 hours if you are walking the grounds. An alternative is to take a guided bus tour out of Milaflores. I used a taxi to and... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If one has the time (and some Spanish), I recommend making the trip to Pachacamac part of the adventure. Having been given excellent directions by the Swissotel concierge, I scrambled into a "collectivo", paid my 1.5 Soles fare and bounced through the traffic until we reached the Pan-American where I transferred to another bus and paid another 2 Soles for... More

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Goulburn, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The ruins at Pachacamac, its history, and its location overlooking the ocean were most impressive. Although we booked with another company (a long story) we ended up going to this site with Lima Vision. As has been said elsewhere their tour would have benefitted with more time on site and less in Barranco (which was not included in the tour... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I did not make it to Machu Pichu on this trip to Peru but wanted to see some ruins so I took a private tour of Pachacamac. My driver picked me up early so I was there just before a few groups of school kids which worked out perfectly. We drove between most sites and then did walk up to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Went to the Pachacamac ruins today and really enjoyed it. interesting history and amazing views. One bit of advice is not to go with a tour company who charge $60+. We paid a taxi driver 40 Sol, and 10 sol for entry (about $20). The taxi then drove us round the various sections and waited for us wile we wandered... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This tour was saved only by the fact that it was backdropped by some fabulous ruins! As for our tour guide and the general process of being shuttled to and from Pachacamac, only one word can describe it! Rip off! You can get a bus out here for a few soles and walk around at your own pace, even a... More

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Puig, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

All these ancient places have always something special. They were selected centuries ago by their founders because they had a special atmosphere. Well, the ruins of this archaeological site perhaps are not outstanding but the special atmosphere is still there. It is worth a visit to feel the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Located about 40 kms away from Lima itself in the valley of the Lurin River most of these buildings pre date the Inca invasion. As many as 17 pyramids have been discovered but when you first set eyes on these excavations they look to have been worn down by weather variations. As you are escorted around (we came on ships... More

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