Get into an ancient world full of enigmas yet to be unsolved with the Pachacamac Tour in Lima, allow yourself to be immersed in a history yet so strange but intriguing that will leave you wanting to know more.
The Pachacamac Temple is one of the principal worship centers established nearly in the beginnings of the Peruvian civilization. Here lied an significant oracle to many societies of the country, known with different names but with the same divine and also terrifying ‘powers.’
The so-called Soul of the Earth in Quechua, was a feared God that was thought to have created the entire universe, our ancestors used to believe that the all-mighty deity could predict the future and make the earth tremble with a single movement of his head.
The site was occupied by many cultures in different periods, including the Incas. Therefore, the Pachacamac Temple is considered a prevailing legacy of the pre-hispanic Peru that encloses the beginning of the religious cults in South American territory.
Dare to uncover the mysteries of this ancient temple and experience a back-in-time journey with our exclusive tour to Pachacamac. Continue reading and find out everything about it!
The Pachacamac ruins have an area of 465,32 ha. and comprehend several attractions, some of them are well-preserved, whilst others are in poor conditions due to time erosion and man action. However, here we have listed the most significant structures within the temple:
- Temple of the Sun
It is the most imposing construction erected by the Incas within the archeological complex. The site was intended for the worshipping of the Sun God and it rises up to 40 meters from ground level.
- Temple of the Moon or Acllahuasi
It was also from the Inca period, a place built as the house of the acllas, who were the ‘chosen’ women that served the Incas. The Allachuasi is the most representative structure of the Incas on the site since it has their distinctive architectural style.
- Old Temple
As the name says, it is the oldest building of Lima culture. However, it is currently in ruins though you can still see its contingency wall.
- Painted Temple
As aforementioned, it was built during the Wari period. Its characteristic name comes from its walls since they were painted of a reddish color and some parts of its sectors had multicolored figures of fishes, marine animals, and plants.
The Pachacamac Archaeological Site is located in the Peruvian coast, it is a massive structure that has withheld several earthquakes for many years. However, its structure isn’t entirely preserved but at least a great part of it is. To learn more about Templo Pachacamac, please read our full guide.
08:45h - 09:00h | Pick up at the hotel
Our team will pick you up from your accommodation so we can start our adventure through the Sanctuary of Pachacamac.
10:00h - 11:00h | Pachacamac Tour
It will take us about an hour to get to the archeological site. Once we arrive, you’ll visit the main structures of the complex and learn everything of this majestic structure.
12:00h - 12:45h | Stop in Barranco
On the way back to Lima, we’ll make a stop in the Barranco district to get to know one of its signature attractions, the Bridge of Sighs, home to the cultural expression of the neighborhood.
12:45h - 13:00h | Drop off at the hotel
Once we’ve finished our excursion, we’ll drop you off at your accommodation so you can have some lunch, rest and explore the city like a local expert!
It is worth noting that we only operate the Pachacamac Temple Tour from Tuesday to Sunday. You can complement your experience with these optional tours for the evening after your Pachacamac excursions. For more information, please contact our travel specialists.
- Magic Water Circuit (Wednesday to Friday): During our visit, we’ll be able to watch a cultural show where water, music, light, and outstanding imagery create unique and unforgettable visuals about our culture. Later, we’ll have a gastronomic experience where we’ll try the famous Peruvian cuisine.
- Illuminated Tour (Monday to Tuesday): We’ll explore Lima at night, where we’ll watch the beautiful nightlife colors of its main streets. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy some Peruvian delicacies to later return to the hotel.
If you wish to experience this tour at its fullest, we have the perfect adventure for you. Keep in mind that you can organize your trip according to your interests, we are here to help you with any inquiry you may have, including assistance during your travel planning process.
To book the Pachacamac Temple Tour, you just need to contact your travel agent. Our local expert team will make sure to optimize your time and experience with a tailored-made travel itinerary for you.
Likewise, we care to provide the best experience to each and every one of our passengers, which is why we count with certified drivers, professional guides, and an all-time monitored car fleet with GPS tracking.
- Duration: 3.5 hours approx.
- Entrance: All entrance fees are included in the travel package.
- Included: Transport, entrance fees, english speaking guide, pick up at the hotel.
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