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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 #40 of 209 things to do 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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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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Caracas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I took a day tour with Mirabus company. The travel was good and interesting because you have the opportunity to go through Costanera, Circuito de Playas, Barranco and Chorrillos, which are areas not very easy to go for a tourist. You Alcance see the contrast of the environment and the different areas of Lima and it nearby. The ruins are... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We went on a morning tour to Pachacamac. It lies in a desert area along the coast. There is not much to be seen. The elements of nature have over the years destroyed most of the Inca and Pre-Inca buildings and walls. The Ruins up country at Cusco and other areas in the Andes are much better.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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