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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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A sprawling site which is in the midst of development e.g. creating new museum building. An odd mixture of people walking site and cars/coaches which coexist in same dusty roads... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This was brilliant and worth the drive out of Lima. I had a Peruvian guide that spoke amazing English and was so knowledgeable about the site. It was so fascinating and was one of the best days I had. Outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Pachacamac is definitely a "must see" . The view is spectacular. I saw my first pyramid(which was very exciting!). The museum is very nice, the exhibits are accompanied by both Spanish and English descriptions which makes it much easier to appreciate the rich history of the ruins.

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Wrea Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

A sprawling site which is in the midst of development e.g. creating new museum building. An odd mixture of people walking site and cars/coaches which coexist in same dusty roads in desert like landscape. I was left with a feeling that the site has much to offer but the Peruvians have yet to extract and present it in a manner... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

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

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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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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Bellevue, Washington
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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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