Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac

Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

1. Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

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.

Lima: Pachacamac - Ancient Inca Ruins Tour

2. Lima: Pachacamac - Ancient Inca Ruins Tour

After pickup, head south in order to reach Pachacamac Archeological Site. This is one of the largest religious centers from pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Walk around the sacred land and get stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the Temple of the Sun. Incas built here majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon. Admire the architectural precision of the buildings mainly made of mud blocks. Also, learn about the customs and traditions of the pre-Inca civilizations. Finally, discover the culture and traditions of the Inca Empire at the museum. Get to know the history of the different artfully displayed artifacts found at the site. Then, drive back to Lima and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

Lima: City Tour, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Inca Remains

3. Lima: City Tour, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Inca Remains

Pachacamac Site & Museum This is one of the largest religious centers in ancient Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Remarkable religious compound, buildings from different kingdoms since 200 AD origin. Incas built here majestic pyramids dedicated to the Sun. Admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the ancient civilizations in Peru. Lunch: at midday there will be a break of 1 hour 30 minutes so you can have lunch. We will recommend you some good local restaurants. Lima Historic center Plaza San Martin In the second part of the tour, we visit this Plaza made in 19 hundred to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. The surrounding buildings are great, displaying Neoclassic style. Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) Then, we will go to the Main square, the most representative one in Peru where you will see impressive buildings such as “The Presidential Palace”, “The City Hall of Lima”, “The Cathedral” and The Archbishop’s Palace”, etc. San Francisco de Asis Museum & The Catacombs Finally, we will take you to the most interesting museum in downtown Lima. Your expert guide will explain you here about the rich history of Peru’s capital. Explore the underground Catacombs!

Lima: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Tour Including Museum

4. Lima: Pachacamac Archaeological Site Tour Including Museum

This ancient archaeological site, located on the arid Pacific coast, dates back over a thousand years and is full of fascinating mysteries and legends waiting to be discovered. Begin your tour at the Pachacamac Site Museum, where you will be able to appreciate an impressive collection of artifacts recovered from excavations carried out in the area. From ceramics to textiles to beautiful wooden idols, each piece will tell you a story about the ancient civilizations that inhabited this land. Continue with the visit to the ruins. Throughout the tour, you will observe various adobe and stone structures, witnesses the importance that Pachacamac had as a pilgrimage center for the pre-Inca and Inca cultures. Marvel at the Temple of the Sun, a truncated pyramid rising out of the desert, and the Temple of Pachacamac, a sacred place dedicated to the creator god. As you explore these historic sites, the tour guide will help you discover and tell stories, further enriching your experience. Learn how religious ceremonies were carried out, what daily life was like in this ancient religious center, and how Pachacamac played a crucial role in the history of ancient Peru. The visit to the Sanctuary and Museum of Pachacamac is a unique opportunity to immerse in the vibrant history and culture of Peru.

Lima: Guided Tour to Pachacamac Temple

5. Lima: Guided Tour to Pachacamac Temple

Note: Pachacamac is not open on Mondays Pickups: 8:00 AM –8:10 AM Pick up from hotels in San Isidro. 8:20 AM –8:30 AM Pick up from hotels in Miraflores. At 9:30 AM, we will arrive at the sanctuary and proceed with the entrance ticket payments before starting our visit to the on-site museum. We will explore various areas, including the Acllahuasi, the Temple of the Sun, and several pyramids for approximately an hour and a half. At 12:00 PM, we will begin the return journey to your respective hotels. We will conclude the tour around 1:30 PM.

Lima: Pachacamac + City tour & Catacobms

6. Lima: Pachacamac + City tour & Catacobms

Pachacamac: The most important Oracle on the Coast Know the most important sanctuary of the Peruvian coast. This archaeological complex was inhabited by different cultures such as the Lima culture (100-650 A.C), Wari culture (650-900 A. C), Ychsma culture (900-1450 A.C), and the Inca culture (1450-1532 A.C). Visit the site museum where we can observe some textiles, ceramics of the different cultures developed in the place. We will also have the privilege to meet the highly respected oracle, Pachacamac. We will visit the Temple of the Moon or Acllahuasi known as the house of the chosen girls. Visit the Temple of the Sun (the most important temple of the Incas), a place where rituals and human sacrifices were performed in honor of the God Inti (sun). we will also have the privilege to see the Qhapaq Ñan (Inca trail) Time for lunch Let’s visit the Historic Center of Lima, which was inhabited by the last Inca Chief Tahulichusco. Let’s visit the place where Lima was founded as the City of Kings in 1535. Know the Historic Center is surrounded by beautiful colonial and republican buildings of monumental European architecture such as, The Government Palace, The Cathedral, The Archbishop’s Palace, The City Hall, The Union Club, etc. that are located in the Main Square. That is why, the Historic Center of Lima has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1991. On the way to the San Francisco Monastery, we will see the Casa de la Literatura, a neoclassical building that used to be a train station, as well as the famous Cordano Bar which was one of the oldest and most traditional bars in the Historic Center of Lima, and finally as the cherry on the cake the fascinating underground Catacombs.

Lima: Pre-Inca Temple of Pachacamac

7. Lima: Pre-Inca Temple of Pachacamac

Embark on an unforgettable journey through time with our captivating half-day tour to the renowned Pachacamac Temple, nestled just a stone's throw away from Lima. Enveloped in mystique and steeped in history, this ancient religious sanctuary stands as a testament to the ingenuity and spiritual fervor of past civilizations. Constructed over centuries by successive leaders between 200 and 1450 AD, the Pachacamac Temple boasts an awe-inspiring architectural marvel crafted entirely from clay. Delve into the heart of Peruvian culture as you explore the sacred grounds adorned with towering pyramids, including the iconic Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Our expertly curated sightseeing tour offers a comprehensive insight into the rich tapestry of Inca and pre-Inca civilizations, unraveling the secrets of their beliefs, traditions, and architectural prowess. Immerse yourself in the enigmatic ambiance of this ancient site as you traverse its hallowed halls and marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of bygone eras. With knowledgeable guides illuminating each step of your journey, you'll gain a profound understanding of the cultural significance and historical legacy that permeates every corner of the Pachacamac Temple. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the mysteries of Peru's past and create lasting memories on a captivating exploration of one of South America's most revered archaeological treasures.

From Lima: Cultural tour to the Inca Temple - Pachacamac

8. From Lima: Cultural tour to the Inca Temple - Pachacamac

It starts with hotel pick up since at 9:00 a.m. We will travel south of Lima in our mobility (45 min). We will visit the Pachacamac Museum at the Santuary, where more than 290 registered pieces of diverse materials such as ceramics, wood, textiles, among others. One of the emblematic pieces of the museum is the "Idolo de Pachacamac". After that we´ll visit the Acllawasi "Templo de las Virgenes del Sol", It was a big and important of the coast. We will also appreciate the different buildings that are part of this impressive place, buildings of cultures such as Lima, Wari, Ichma and Quechua. Finally we will border "The Temple of the Sun" or "Punchao kancha", built of adobe bricks and considered probably the largest temple of the entire coast, representing a great organizational effort for its construction. Finally, we will return to our transportation and return to your hotel.

From Lima: City Tour with Catacombs & Pachacamac Inka Ruins

9. From Lima: City Tour with Catacombs & Pachacamac Inka Ruins

Lima Historic Center Plaza San Martin We visit this Plaza made in 19 hundred to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. The surrounding buildings are great, displaying Neoclassic style. Plaza de Armas (Lima’s main square) Then, we will go to the Main square, the most representative one in Peru where you will see impressive buildings such as “The Presidential Palace”, “The City Hall of Lima”, “The Cathedral” and The Archbishop’s Palace”, etc. San Francisco de Asis Museum & The Catacombs After, we will take you to the most interesting museum in downtown Lima. Your expert guide will explain you here about the rich history of Peru’s capital. Explore the underground Catacombs! Lunch time: at midday there will be a break of 1 hour 30 minutes so you can have lunch. We will recommend you some good local restaurants. Pachacamac Site & Museum This is one of the largest religious centers in ancient Inca times on the Peruvian coast. Remarkable religious compound, buildings from different kingdoms since 200 AD origin. Incas built here majestic pyramids dedicated to the Sun. Admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs and traditions of the ancient civilizations in Peru.

Pachacamac: Archaeological Complex Half-Day Private Tour

10. Pachacamac: Archaeological Complex Half-Day Private Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by the Pan-American Highway en route to the South toward Pachacamac. Located thirty minutes from Lima City, this archaeological complex, built-in 200 AD, is one of the most important Pre-Inca religious centers on the Peruvian coast. It originally belonged to the Ichma culture (although it was mostly built by the Wari people and subsequently conquered by the Incas); it was a place where Pachacámac, the god who created the world, was worshipped. The religious center, which houses several temples, operated for centuries until the arrival of the Spaniards when the fall of the Inca Empire finally started. You will return to your hotel at the end of the tour.

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Booking was very easy. Pickup from the hotel on time, communication flawless. We were lucky and were the only ones who had booked the trip that day. It left at 1pm. The driver is the best, safe and calm and always very attentive to us. The tour guide speaks perfect English, she is super friendly and explains everything calmly and with a lot of expertise. After she gave us detailed and interesting information in the museum, we went partly up the mountain in the van and partly on foot, always with interesting explanations of the temple and the history. A very successful trip, it was worth it. We can definitely recommend it, much better than any mass tourist event. Thanks again for the great afternoon.

The tour with Manuel was very pleasant and full of information. They picked us up very punctually, and throughout the way Manuel, the guide, was chatting with us and giving us information about Peru. Once we arrived, he guided us through the museum. The museum as such is very well done and very interesting. Then we visited the ruins by car, making stops and getting off at points of interest. It's good that the car was there, it was very sunny and visiting it any other way would have been very tiring. Thank you Manuel for all the valuable information you gave us, and for making our visit to Pachacamac unforgettable.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was able to get us right into everything without the lines even with the extreme volume of people due to the holiday. A great tour I would highly recommend it.

This was a fantastic tour. Seamless pickup and drop off, safe and secure, and the guide was very engaging as well.

Learned a lot about Pachacamac and saw unique scenery!