Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

40 reviews

Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

From $39 per person

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

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3.5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotels located in Miraflores and San Isidro; and Sheraton Lima and San Agustín Riviera Hotel in the Historic Center of Lima.

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
  • Pickup from hotels located in Miraflores, San Isidro or the Historic Center of Lima (only from Sheraton Lima and San Agustín Riviera hotels)
  • On-trip transportation
  • Headset to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Professional tour guide (English- and Spanish-speaking)
  • Admission to the Pachacamac Site Museum and Archaeological Complex
  • Pickup from airbnbs or private accommodation (alternative meeting point set instead)
  • Personal expenses
  • Photos
  • Food and drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
  • You must present a negative rapid test taken on the same day of the activity

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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

    Know before you go

    • Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
    • It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
    • 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
    • Travelers are required to have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR. The test or certificate must be issued within 72 hours before boarding.
    • Upon arrival in Perú, travelers must take an antigen test ordered by the Peruvian government. Passengers will bear the cost of the test at the destination. This rule declares that passengers with negative antigen test results for COVID-19 don't have to go into quarantine.
    • In the event that passengers do not take the antigen test, they will not be able to do scheduled tours in Peru, or if the result is positive, they must enter mandatory isolation.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 40 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.8/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.5/5
    • Safety
      5/5
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    Carla was excellent! Loved seeing these ancient ruins and the Barranco district is GORGEOUS :)

    May 27, 2021

    February 23, 2020

    Interesting tour and well worth doing. I wish we could have spent more time downtown but I would not have wanted to give up anytime in the ruins.

    January 27, 2020

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