Guided tour

Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

41 reviews

Activity provider: LimaTours

Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: LimaTours
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From US$ 36 per person

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Explore Peru’s past and present with a half-day guided tour. Be amazed by the Pachacamac Archaeological Complex, an important pre-Inca religious sites. Explore Lima’s bohemian Barranco district.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Audio guide included
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is available from hotels located in Miraflores and San Isidro. For those staying in the Historic Center of Lima, pickup is offered from the Sheraton Lima and San Agustín Riviera Hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy Barranco, the bohemian district of Lima known for its art and restaurants
  • Explore Pachacamac, a thousands-year-old religious site
  • Learn about the Inca, and pre-Inca people's who worshipped at Pachacamac
Full description
Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in either Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima Downtown. Make your way to Barranco, Lima’s bohemian suburb which is known for its nightlife. See Barranco’s Central Park, its Municipal Library, and the Bridge of Sighs, a wooden bridge which stretches over the neighborhood. Next, head over to Chorrillos. Once one of the most exclusive summer resorts in Lima, Chorrillos now boasts an ecological reserve called “Pantanos de Villa.” After visiting Chorrillos you’ll drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial site on the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims came to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. Throughout the centuries the site was occupied by different Andean civilizations including the Lima, the Wari, the Ichma, and finally the Inca Empire. Marvel at the pyramid-shaped temples such as the Aboditos Temple, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, and the Temple of the Sun. Visit the on-site museum which displays artifacts including pottery, textiles, shell and stone ornaments, and a wooden Pachacamac idol.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entry to the Pachacamac Site Museum and Archaeological Complex
  • Pickup from Airbnbs or private residences
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pick-up from hotels located in Miraflores and San Isidro.
  • Meeting Point in Sheraton Lima hotel and San Agustín Riviera hotel for passengers located at Historic Centre of Lima.
  • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Rates don't apply for Peruvians or foreign persons who stay in Peru for more than 60 days because sales taxes are not included in the total and, if applicable, will be collected by the local operator
  • An alternative meeting point will be set if you are staying in a private residence
  • People over 18 years of age may enter enclosed spaces only if they are fully vaccinated, providing a virtual or printed certificate. This works for bus travel, any indoor activity, restaurants, hotels, trains, and airplanes. Minors should only be asymptomatic
  • Every person must permanently wear a KN95 mask or two masks one on top of the other (surgical mask, cloth mask, or two surgical masks on top).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Muy buen tour. Jennifer, nuestra guía nos ilustró mucho sobre la historia de Perú

December 6, 2021

Carla was excellent! Loved seeing these ancient ruins and the Barranco district is GORGEOUS :)

May 27, 2021

Know the development of the different cultures that contributed to the Inca, which is the best known but thanks to these visits, we know what its roots were.

March 16, 2020

Product ID: 238327