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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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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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Okay these ruins are in worst condition than Tambo Colorado further south but none the less they are larger in scale and very interesting. there is still excavation work going on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Pachacamac early in the morning. Good thing we did. The sun gets fierce around midday. Wear plenty of sunscreen there is no shade. We had an English speaking tour guide. We walked the whole tour. They do allow cars to drive up to each site.

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Yulara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay these ruins are in worst condition than Tambo Colorado further south but none the less they are larger in scale and very interesting. there is still excavation work going on and it is a very large area that it covers. There is the Inca Trail that you can see and the tour guides give a great explanation about the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with Haku Tours. Our guide was very passionate about Peru's pre Incan history. The drive from the cruise port was about an hour and about an hour and half back into town. The ride was very interesting as you get to see glimpses of the shanty towns and the city. Pachacamac is a large area with lots of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pachacamac isn't that impressive looking. Most of the temples and ruins are still underground and not restored so it looks like rocks and dirt mainly. Go with a guide so they can explain the history about these ruins. If you listen to the history while looking at these ruins, its makes it more enjoyable. They have a nice little gift... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this archeological site because the one in miraflores, Lima was closed on Tuesday. Taxi drivers were waiting at the entrance of the closed pucllana in miraflores to offer a 2-way trip to the 'must-visit' archeological site out of town. We paid for a rather expensive taxi drive to come to the site. To us not worth it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pre-Incan site of Pachacamac is located 30 – 60 minutes south of Lima and is a great day trip from the city. There are English-speaking guides available at the entrance for an additional fee. There are several different sites included in the visit, although many of the ruins are not yet excavated. It’s quite interesting to be able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stumbled upon the Pachacamac complex while browsing online. This is definitely a must. Huge complex of pyramids, temples and buildings dating from 1600 years ago Pre Inca period. It is near Lima, so you can drive there and hire a guide on site. I did it with my children and husband. Just be sure to take some hats and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I love visiting ruins and archaeological sites but I was rather un-impressed with the state of the area. Most of the ruins are simply the outlines of areas with walls only a few blocks high. You definitely need a tour guide to do this area because the signs are not very thorough, though they are in both English and Spanish.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Well worth the trip out to visit it. You get to see the foothills of the Andes Mountains and green marshlands too which is different in Lima. I wish they opened the Temple of the Sun's top for visits, but still worth going and seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is a former pilgrimage center and holy place of the oracles of the Waris and the Incas. Currently it is a large archeological center with walls, roads and temples being unearthed and reconstructed. The main Temple of the Sun was an Inca structure where you can still see some of the red paint which covered its walls. At another... More 

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