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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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A place to visit

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this site as part of a tour. The site is about an hour from Lima by mini-bus. The newly opened Pachacamac Museum was a good introduction to the site. The museum is small but informative. There is a miniature scaled model of the site in the museum. Expect to do some walking from the parking lot to and... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were stunned by the huge size. The brand-new museum is simply gorgeous and filled with fabulous objects. Well worth the trip out of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Half day tour with Haku Tours. There were only 8 of us and the guide, Jose was both knowledgeable and passionate about his city and country. This was an excellent introduction to our holiday in Peru. Pachacamac was practically deserted when we were there. I can't rate it highly enough!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously old site to visit. Very old temples being unearthed here, with evidence of human burial as well. Really interesting if you like historical sites, and walking up sandy slopes. I do, so if was great, but if you don't like history or walking, then avoid. Good to book a tour so your guide can explain everything.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This ruin is extensive, but it is highly eroded. It's in a desert area and is little more than mud brick mounds. I wish I had spent the time in the city at Huaca Pacllana instead.

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Pomona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A site of worship for over three 3,000 years. A new museum (Feb. 2016 opening) provided a good overview and a collection of various artifacts. The climb to the top of the pyramid was not difficult. Our guide was knowledgeable and presented a good story.

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did visit this place with Hakutours. Jimmy was a great guide with deep knowledge, what made it very interesting for us. Without guide, we would have left probably after half an hour.

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Hermanus, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We visited Pacacamac as part of a longer overall trip and spent, perhaps, two hours at the site. The visit was quite dry & dusty, both literally and figuratively, although if one has an interest in Inca history this would probably be an important place to see,

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