Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac

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Lima: Barranco and Pachacamac Ruins Guided Tour

1. Lima: Barranco and Pachacamac Ruins Guided Tour

We start our service visiting Barranco, one of the smallest districts and at the same time the Bohemian zone of Lima. We will appreciate their Plaza, Bridge of Sighs, Monument of Chabuca Granda, La Ermita and “Bajada de Baños”. Then we will pass through Chorrillos, the name of this district was made in reference to the underground fresh water streams that flowed from the cliffs to the side of the Agua Dulce beach, and because it is a fishing village; the fore was officially called San Pedro de los Chorrillos. For more than twelve hundred years, during the pre-Hispanic period, Pachacamac was the most important sanctuary on the coast. Its prestige is mainly due to its oracle, which was consulted by curacas and major lords who preceded all of ancient Peru in long pilgrimages that were part of a great Andean ritual. God Pachacamac was very feared because he was credited with the power to shake the earth. The important temples erected in its sanctuary demonstrate the importance that it had for a long time.

Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

2. Lima: Historical Center, Catacombs, and Pachacamac Site Tour

Travel from your hotel in Lima, Miraflores, Barranco, or San Isidro, to the charming Historical Center of Lima to see all the highlights with this group tour. Visit a local restaurant for an optional lunch. Marvel at Plaza San Martin, a plaza that was made to commemorate 100 years of Peruvian independence. View the statue that represents Peru’s liberator and soak up the history of the stunning neoclassical buildings. Head to the Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor) to see the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace of Lima. Listen as your expert guide will explain the rich history of Peru’s capital. Travel to downtown Lima to explore the catacombs. Head to the Pachacamac archeological site and museum to experience one of the largest religious centers in pre-Inca times on the Peruvian coast with buildings from different kingdoms predating the Inca (200 AD). Admire pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon.

Lima: Pachacamac and Larco Museum Private Tour

3. Lima: Pachacamac and Larco Museum Private Tour

Escape the modern bustle of Lima on a quest to learn about the area’s ancient past. Climb a pyramid inside Pachacamac and peruse the 45,000-piece pre-Columbian collection of the Larco Museum. Venture south of Lima down the Pan-American Highway on a short drive to the 200 A.D. archeological site, Pachacamac. Allow yourself to travel back in time as your private guide shares key information about one of the most important Pre-Inca places of worship along the Peruvian coast. Wander by temples and pyramids before visiting the on-site museum. Next, head to Pueblo Libre and enter the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the 7th century. Admire the pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects and erotic art.

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The Guide Alexandra was excellent and enthousiastic. She really added value to the tour. Odysseas from Greece