1. Peru
  2. Lima
  3. Pachacamac

Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

Product ID: 165167
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
Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Quechua

Pickup included

Hotels located at Miraflores, Barranco and San Isidro.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Museum entrances fees
  • Guide
  • Taxes
  • Parking
  • Traditional snack
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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

My tour guide Jordan and "el conductor" Jorge we excellent. Jordan was very knowledgeable about Peruvian history. He spoke excellent English and we had a good time talking Spanglish through the tour. Panchacamac is amazing. The tourist center is very interesting and sets up the walk up El Templo del Sol perfectly. I highly recommend this tour as it is an easy trip to do in a half day.

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August 12, 2019

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Kultour Perú

Product ID: 165167