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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
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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 archaeological site

Very interesting archaeological site; there is a small museum currently open on site however they are in the process of building a larger one. Archaeologists have uncovered Inca... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very interesting archaeological site; there is a small museum currently open on site however they are in the process of building a larger one. Archaeologists have uncovered Inca roads as well as the building which gives an insight into how they connected with other areas. There is a small cafe on site selling hot and cold drinks, ice creams etc.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

If you have time and like this sort of thing, def worth the visit. Make sure you take drinks and food with you as not many shops. It's around 45mins outside of Lima. You can take a tourist bus from Kennedy Park Thursday to Sunday with a guide, allow around 3-4 hours round trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It seems the Peruvian government has only recently taken interest in preserving these ruins. The Temple of the Moon was very well done up. The other excavations are in the process of being presentable. In the future, I believe this will be a very fine point of interest.

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Rio Claro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Pachacamac is interesting as it gives a different take on pyramids. However these pyramids aren't very very well preserved and the Peruvian government are making an effort to preserve now. Visitors were only allowed around the pyramids not inside or through pathways, which made the tour a bit monotonous as it was similar structures being viewed with different backdrop sceneries.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pachacamac is largely unexcavated, but selected sites are there for the viewing. The signage, in English and Spanish, is skimpy so you really need a guide that can put everything in perspective. This was a holy site for a sequence of civilizations beginning in the b.c.e. times and continuing through the Inca. Most structures were built pre-Inca, usually pre 800... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I went here as part of a group of 10. We had to guide our bus driver with gps as there were no road signs to indicate the turn off from the pan american highway. The walk around was nice, but it was hard to see what was ruins and what was restoration work, not helped by the fact you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Pachacamac is about an hour outside downtown Lima. We took a tour, which was recommended by our hotel (Girosoles). The tour was in English and Spanish and the guide was excellent. She had knowledge of the history of the site and explained it in an entertaining and informative manner. The archeologists working on the site have only uncovered a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Pachacamac as part of an all-day Lima tour. It was combined with the city tour. I had never heard of this site, and figured, why not. This was a pre-Inca site practically in a desert about 30 minutes’ drive from Lima. It is still being uncovered, but there are several buildings/temples available for touring. Unlike Inca sites that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you have the time and want to get out of the city then a trip to these recently discovered ruins are in order. While the sites are still an ongoing work in progress with restoration on going, the various temples and pyramids are interesting. I highly recommend going in a prearranged tour. On the drive there you truly appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

There was so much history in this place! It is absolutely worth visiting! There is quite a bit of walking, so def wear shoes.

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