Get a chance to explore the archeological remains of the sanctuary of Pachacamac on this half-day tour from Lima. Learn about Incan history at the excavated pyramid temples and palaces.
Stop At: Barranco, Lima, Lima Region
Stop At: Chorrillos, Lima, Lima Region
Stop At: Museo de Sitio y Santuario Arqueologico de Pachacamac, Lurin, Lima Region
Visit Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial center in the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims went to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac.
Throughout the centuries Pachacamac was occupied by many different Andean civilizations such as the Lima’s, the Wari’s, the Ichma’s and finally by the Inca Empire. However, the Pachacamac Oracle always remained a religious center. We will see several pyramidal temples and enclosures from different time periods such as the Adobitos Temple, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, a pyramid with a ramp and the Temple of the Sun.
Besides the ruins, we will also visit an on-site museum displaying pottery, textiles, shell and stone ornaments, as well as the wooden Pachacamac idol found during excavations in 1938.