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Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31, Lima 16, Peru (San Isidro)
+51 1 4300168
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Ranked #34 of 136 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Pachacamac (whose name means Lord of Earthquakes) is an archaeological citadel with strong sacred character, this place has original pre-Inca and... more »
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Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Palm Desert, California, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fabulous 3 hour tour departing from Miraflores neighborhood and traveling by bus to Pachacamac ancient ruins and temples south of Lima. The LimaVision tour guide was excellent - providing nice history and local color commentary about Lima neighborhoods and sights on the way to ruins. Guide was knowledgeable and good combination of driving and walking around the large complex of... More

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Lima, Perú
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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The importance of this place is massive: It was like the Delphos Oracle of Southamerica, you can tell by the impressive pyramids, palaces, and over all for the size of the site, BUT you cannot enter to the most well preserved areas like: the "inca acllahuasi" or the "inca temple" plus there is no (decent) public service that will take... More

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Hong Kong, China
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This place just take 30 minutes ride from Lima downtown. Another older historical remains. But it still require lots of recovering or restoration before the site can be more attractive when compared with Caral, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley that I visited before.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Went with Lima Vision on this tour which would have benefitted with more time on site and less time swanning around Barranco to kill time. This is an impressive site quite close to Lima. It got off to a good start when I strayed slightly from the path by the museum to photograph the llamas during a comfort stop.Where are... More

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

it not far from Lima and very interesting . !!!! good guide, i cant remember the name but he waS very pacient. it was good

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