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Pachacamac

Address: Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
Phone Number: +51 1 4300168
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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
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Ranked #30 of 132 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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Manhattan Beach, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Although hot and dusty a tour through this site is impressive if you desire an experience through an ancient archaeological site. A few vendors are located at the entrance and sell original artist produced goods at a reasonable (negotiated) price. You have the option of walking the extensive roadways or you can take a escorted vehicle--that the escorted tour. Most... More 

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Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is an impressive archeological site which sums up the history of the cultures including the last "Inca"... And the cultures which preceeded them. Suggestions: lots of walking involved be prepared and wear comfortable shoes, and take water ad it tends to be hot. If limited mobility, hire a van which can take you along the complex where you can... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

These structures and history are amazing. The guards take it very seriously if you go in an area you are not suppose to go - so don't. There is some up hill walking and it can get breezy at night and hot during the day so prepare accordingly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We did this day tour while visiting Lima for a few days. This was the last archaeological site we visited, having seen the Larco Museum with a guide in addition to visiting Huaca Pucllana in Lima city ourselves. We travelled for quite awhile to Pachacamac by bus (after an earlier bus trip to a central location where different buses were... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A very good look at Inca and pre Incan ruins A very large area. you need to do a lot of walking to really understand the site. a guide would be recommended to understand fully what you are seeing. a hat and a water bottle are essentials as this is a very dry and hot area

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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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Houston, Texas
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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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Victoria, Canada
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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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