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Pachacamac

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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
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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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Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District

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If you want to know more about ancient civilizations of Lima, better visit this site. One should have a knowledgeable tour guide that would share and explain areas in Pachacamac... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to know more about ancient civilizations of Lima, better visit this site. One should have a knowledgeable tour guide that would share and explain areas in Pachacamac in an interesting way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are in Lima you have to see Pachacamac. The site is huge and you'll spend hours there if you can. We went with Limavision Tours. The guide seemed to rush us through because the site closes at 3:30 p.m. and we were picked up at the hotel at 1:00. The cost was $80.00 U.S. and since we are... More 

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australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably expected more from this tour but we are not big on museums, however we also visited parts of Lima so tour was OK

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It started during the Lima culture in hope of reducing the damage of earthquake. Wari people turned part of the site into burial ground before extension of the temple ground by Ichma culture and construction of the Templo del Sol by the Inca people. It is easy to differentiate structure of different culture. Smallest mud-bricks are of Lima culture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A archaeological site rests in the Valley of the Lurin River 40 km southeast of Lima. First settled around A.D 200 and was named after the "Earth Maker" . The site flourished for about 1300 years until the Spanish invaded. We took a open top bus which allowed us to see the sites saw we drove, but it was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made an excursion to Pachacamac. The ruins are extensive, but not super interesting (I liked Huaca Pucllana better, and that is much easier to reach). The onsite museum is rather small, although they have a few excellent pieces. The drive to the site, through the poorer parts of Lima and beyond, was interesting it its own right (and in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to see ancient ruins so near a large city being excavated. Interesting to see different cultures in such close proximity (Inka/Pre-Inka/Spanish). Expect a lot of walking to see entire location. Juxtaposition of what our guide called "shanty town" built right up to edge of ruins property was startling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was amazing tour. The ruins are actively being worked on. The tour guide showed us everything and explained the ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

This huge area is worth a trip with a guide. Seeing and somehow realizing how this was built by four different civilization is more than just interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It was interesting even for friends that have been in Peru for more than 20 years. And our guide Nestor gave us a simple but rich view of the events occurring at the site that allowed to time travel with our imaginations.

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