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Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

52 reviews

Activity provider: LimaTours

Lima: Pachacamac Ruins & Barranco Half-Day Guided Tour

Activity provider: LimaTours

From US$ 36 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.

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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. Make sure to be ready 15 minutes before your pickup time.

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

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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

  • An alternative meeting point will be set if you are staying in a private residence
  • 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 activity provider
  • The use of face masks in public places is no longer mandatory, due to a decrease in COVID infection in Peru, with the exception of health facilities, ground transportation services, and closed spaces without ventilation. However, it is recommended that people over 60 years of age, who have received less than three doses of a COVID vaccine, continue to use KN95 masks for preventive purposes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 52 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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A well organised tour to an archaeological area that should be better known. The guide was really knowledgeable and helped us to interpret the area well. The whole Pachacamac part of the tour was very good. We especially liked that there was a guide for English and one for Spanish, meaning there we were able to interact more easily than when we've had a guide alternating between languages. The Barranco section seems like a add-on to justify the reasonably high price of the tour. It really needs to be developed and extended; and perhaps also include a lunch stop to give more time in this area.

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December 31, 2022

We went on 09-10 We booked the day before and the application Works without problems We were lucky to go alone and The experience is great because the guide we had was excellent; Blanca is a very knowledgeable guide and that is appreciated, as well as being very friendly and cordial… she knows a lot about the ruins and then the walk through Barranco. The bad thing... unfortunately, it took an hour to pick us up from the indicated time... without any satisfactory response to the delay ... I understand that this is a lack of coordination on the part of the agency that was awarded the tour

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September 21, 2022

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

May 27, 2021

Product ID: 238327