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Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

4.7 / 5

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Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

From US$ 59 per person

Learn more about the culture, traditions, and history of the Inca Empire on a guided tour of the vast archaeological site of Pachacamac. Get breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the Temple of the Sun.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Quechua
Pickup included
Hotels located at Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore an ancient Inca site three times larger than Machu Picchu
  • Learn more about the Inca Empire at the Pachacamac Museum
  • Get stunning ocean views from the Temple of the Sun
Full description
Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Lima, and then travel 30 minutes southeast to the archaeological complex of Pachacamac, named for the Inca Earth Maker god Pacha Kamaq. Learn all about the culture and traditions of the Inca Empire at the museum, where artifacts discovered at the site are artfully displayed. Stroll around the sacred land and get stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the pyramid Temple of the Sun. Return to the car and enjoy traditional alfajores (cookies) from the region. Then, drive back to Lima full of memories, and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Museum entrances fees
  • Guide
  • Taxes
  • Parking
  • Traditional snack
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with back problems
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair restrictions apply to certain areas of this activity
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 56 reviews

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I learned a lot during my tour of Pachacamac. It was a great introduction to my travels in Peru, and I’m glad I went there and learned some history before going on my Inca Trail trek this week. The guide, Jordan is a positive and knowledgeable person. You won’t be disappointed if you book this Pachacamac tour!

November 16, 2021

Pachacamac is a really worthwhile experience. It’s not far from Lima and a relatively easy means of being introduced to Peru’s pre Colonial Cultures. The Interpretation Centre is really well laid out and I learnt a lot. Jonathan, my guide, was very knowledgeable and meant that I was able to absorb a lot in a short space of time. The site itself is interesting too, but a guide would be needed to make the most of this. A bizarre, and interesting bonus, is the garden outside the Interpretation Centre, making you aware of the rich variety of plants grown and used in Peru then and now. The only issue is Lima traffic, which meant that we were back an hour later than planned. Not a reflection the tour company, just a fact of life here.

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March 6, 2020

We had a great time on this tour! We were the only people in the group, so it ended up being a private tour in a car, super efficient! Our guide Jordan was a lot of fun, we learned a lot not only about the Pachacamac site but also about Lima and Peru in general. He speaks excellent English; he provided good explanations with a lot of energy, and also welcomed any questions we had. There was never a dull moment. A separate mention to our driver Jonathan - very smooth and safe driving, so we could focus on the tour rather than praying for our lives in Lima traffic! We were picked up at 9-15 and finished at about 12-45 (we asked to be dropped off at Larcomar). The car thankfully took us most of the way into the Pachacamac site (with several stops along the way) but there is also about 30 minutes of gentle uphill / downhill walking involved. Overall, we really enjoyed the tour! Thanks to KulTour Peru for the great experience we had!

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October 20, 2019

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