Pachacamac Tour 1 Day

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Overview

Just one hour south of the city of Lima is an archaeological complex that, even today, preserves the mysticism and religiosity of its past.

This is the Pachacamac sanctuary, one of the largest religious centers on the Peruvian coast. It contains several pyramids, temples and large plazas, where visitors can enjoy a pleasant walk while exploring the place.

According to archaeologists, Pachacamac was the most important pilgrimage center in ancient Peru, and in its glorious days the place welcomed hundreds of people from all over Peru. The sanctuary also offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as the Lurín Valley. In addition, the tour includes a visit to the Museum located inside the archaeological complex, which exhibits the idol of the god Pachacamac and ancient remains found in the area.

This tour offers a trip to the most important ceremonial center of Andean cultures: the Temple of Pachacamac. This guided tour will allow you to better understand the culture of the pre-Inca people who lived in this area. We will also visit the Huaca Pucllana , a pre-Inca pyramid.

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Attractions included in this tour:

  • Huaca Pucllana
  • Oracle of Pachacámac
  • Villa swamps
  • Friar’s Leap
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Pachacamac Tour 1 Day

Itinerary

We will begin our tour in the traditional district of Barranco. We will visit its Central Park, the Bajada de los Baños (old walk to the beach), the Library, the republican mansions, the Bridge of Sighs and its famous Boulevard, the most bohemian expression of Lima’s nightlife. We will also visit the district of Chorrillos, a famous ancient spa where the Pantanos de Villa (Villa Natural Reserve) are located, the only

A protected wildlife refuge is located in the city.

Pachacamac

Next, we will visit Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial center of the pre-Hispanic era. All of its huge temples and pyramids are built with mud.

We will also visit the Pachacamac Site Museum and see the ceramic and textile exhibits, as well as the wooden image of the Pachacamac idol.

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Tour guide
  • Minibus tour of the districts of Barranco and
  • Chorrillos
  • Admission ticket
  • Guided visit to the Archaeological Site of Pachacamac
  • Site Complex and Museum
  • Permanent assistance

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Travel and accident insurance
  • Hotel in Lima
  • Foods
  • Internal airline tickets
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages
  • Tips for guide and camp staff.

What to Bring

  • Day backpack only for minimal personal things.
  • Rain gear to protect you from the rain (June to October)
  • Appropriate shoes for walking.
  • Extra warm clothes for some cold mornings or afternoons.
  • Water bottle
  • Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, someday it will be hot (December to April)
  • Sunscreen (sunscreen cream)
  • Camera, lots of film and spare batteries.

Faqs

Pachacámac is an ancient archaeological complex located on the coast of Peru, famous for its pre-Inca temples and structures.

Pachacámac is located in the Lurín district, about 25 kilometers south of Lima, the capital of Peru.

Pachacámac has a history that goes back more than a thousand years. It was an important religious and cultural center for various pre-Inca cultures.

In Pachacámac, you can explore temples, pyramids, palaces, and ceremonial sites, including the Temple of the Sun and Acllahuasi.

Pachacámac was a sacred place of great importance for various pre-Inca civilizations, and its cultural legacy is fundamental in the history of Peru.

Pachacámac visiting hours may vary, but it is generally open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Yes, you need to buy an entrance ticket to access Pachacámac. The cost may vary depending on your nationality and age.

Yes, photography is generally allowed in Pachacámac, but some areas may have restrictions, such as museums.

Yes, it is advisable to take a guided tour to obtain detailed information about the site and its history. You can hire guides at the entrance.

The visit to Pachacámac can take around 2 to 3 hours, depending on your interest and the time you want to spend exploring the place.

Some areas of Pachacámac may be difficult to access for people with reduced mobility due to uneven terrain and stairs.

Wheelchairs are not always offered on site, so it is advisable to bring your own if you need it.

Pachacámac is being carefully preserved and measures have been implemented to protect the structures from erosion and excessive tourism.

It is not allowed to touch or enter the archaeological structures to preserve their integrity.

It is recommended to bring water, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable walking shoes.

Yes, at the entrance and in the vicinity of Pachacámac, you will find shops selling souvenirs and local crafts.

Pachacámac has rest and picnic areas where you can relax and enjoy a snack.

Yes, there are restaurants and places to eat near Pachacámac where you can enjoy Peruvian cuisine.

In general, you are not allowed to bring food inside Pachacámac, but you can eat in designated areas.

The best time to visit Pachacámac is during the dry season, which is usually between April and October, to avoid rain. However, the site can be visited throughout the year.

Travel Guide

What to see on the Pachacamac 1 Day Tour?

The ruins of Pachacamac have an area of 465.32 hectares. and they include several attractions, some of them are well preserved, while others are in poor condition due to the erosion of time and the action of man. However, here we have listed the most significant structures within the temple:

Sun Temple

It is the most imposing construction erected by the Incas within the archaeological complex. It was intended for the worship of the Sun God and rises up to 40 meters from ground level.

Temple of the Moon or Acllahuasi

Also from the Inca period, a place built as a house for the acllas, who were the ‘chosen’ women who served the Incas. The Acllahuasi is the most representative structure of the Incas in the place since it has its distinctive architectural style.

Old Temple

As its name indicates, it is the oldest building in Lima culture. However, it is currently in ruins although its contingency wall can still be seen.

Painted Temple

As already said, it was built during the Wari period. Its characteristic name is due to the fact that its walls were painted in a reddish color and some parts of its sectors had multicolored figures of fish, marine animals and plants.

The Pachacamac Archaeological Site is located on the Peruvian coast, it is a massive structure that has withstood several earthquakes for many years. However, its structure is not entirely preserved, but at least a large part of it is. To learn more about the Pachacamac Temple, read our complete guide.

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