Pre-Incan ruins of the Pachacamac archaeological site.
Up-close look at pyramids, adobe homes & ceremonial centers.
Insight into the area's excavation & preservation efforts.
17 pyramids including the Templo Viejo & Templo Pintado.
Expert guide shares Incan rituals, history & culture.
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of the Pachacamac Ruins.
Roundtrip transportation to and from your Lima hotel.
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Masks required
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
Know Before You Book
Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
You must not have a reasonable level of fitness.
If you are children or younger, you must have your parents or guardian's permission.
Infants under 2 years-old doesn't pay any charge.
For private child fares please contact the Journeyou Team.
What you can expect
Venture 18 miles (30 km) from the bustling city center of Lima to discover the majestic Pachacamac ruins, which date back to 200 A.D. Led by a knowledgeable tour guide, learn about the fascinating history of the Incas and explore the site's pyramid temples and elaborate ceremonial centers.
After being picked up from your hotel, Start this half-day adventure from Miraflores towards Pachacamac. See the houses of Mario Vargas Llosa, the noted politician, and artist Víctor Delfín in Barranco. Make your way to a lookout facing the Pacific Ocean from where you will have an amazing view of the bay of Lima.
Make your way through the arid Lurin Valley to the ancient ruins of Pachacamac—the name means “Earth Maker” in the Quechua language of the people who occupied this region before the Inca conquest. The partially excavated site consists of an impressive 17 pyramids, a cemetery, and ancient frescoes.
From the top of the ruins’ bluff, take in coastal views out over the sea as you learn about the peoples who occupied this region throughout Peru’s ancient history, including the Ichmas, Huari, Incas, and Spanish conquerors. Get a feel for what life was like for the pre-Incan inhabitants and listen to the tale of the powerful oracle who called this citadel home. Learn about the effects of weather patterns and hurricanes on preservation and excavation efforts at the site before your return to Lima.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Masks required
- Hand sanitizer provided
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