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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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Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima
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Private Tour: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Including Barranco District

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Pachacamac is the nearest place of the Inca culture to Lima. The travel between Lima an this place is about an hour and a new site museum receives the visitors with interest to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pachacamac is the nearest place of the Inca culture to Lima. The travel between Lima an this place is about an hour and a new site museum receives the visitors with interest to know more about ancient cultures of Perú.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I finally made it to Pachacamac and I'm glad that I went on the tour using Mirabus. The site is very large and we witnessed excavation by archaeologists still going on. It is an active site. You can walk up and around the buildings and get a nice view of the surrounding landscape. There is also a nice modern museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a top place to go while in Lima, this very old archeological site is just 30 minutes south of Miraflores, it was central for religious cerimonies from many ancient Peruvians pre Inca and Inca as well. The site is large, you can walking (which I recommend) or by car. The museum is brand new one, recently inaugurated, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating look through a lost civilisation. We were able to walk up to the temple of the sun and around this fabulous monument...views across the surrounding area were lovely. A guide is essential to navigate the vast area of other smaller billings to grasp just what these ancient people developed. Very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited this site in August with a private driver and guide, As others have said, this is the way to go. It is so much nicer than in a large group, which we saw as well and wondered how they would cover everything. We went with Condor Travel and had Jose, our driver and Carla, our... More 

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

also, wear some old clothes because the site is very dusty. you´ll end up getting out of there completely dirty because you have to walk through the actual sand/dust. try to go there on the sunny day, because the view from the top of the site (hill) is much nicer when it´s not cloudy. the best part of the visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a half day tour of Pachacamac during our visit to Lima. The drive out from Lima was interesting and the site itself is very large. We had a driver and a private guide which made it possible to study all of the different areas of significance without rushing as we were able to walk through areas and meet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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