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  • Location:Lima, Peru
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

Uncover the ancient mystery of the Pachacamac Temple on a captivating and comprehensive 3-hour tour from Lima. Explore the remarkable religious compound with a knowledgeable guide to discover its intriguing history and 200 AD origin; gaze at majestic pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon; and admire the architectural precision of the buildings while learning about the customs of prehistoric Inca civilization.


  • Guided sightseeing tour to the Temple of Pachacamac from Lima
  • Visit the famous Temples of the Sun and Moon
  • Learn about the culture, history and architecture of the Inca and pre-Inca people
  • All admission fees and roundtrip hotel transportation included

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What You Can Expect

Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

Depart from a central location in Lima and enjoy a scenic coastal drive to the Pachacamac Temple in an air-conditioned minivan; venture 19 miles (30 km) south of Lima to the perfectly preserved religious compound to begin your historical excursion. 

Undoubtedly the compound’s most striking features, the Temples of the Sun and the Moon demand attention with their astounding architectural prowess. Admire 50 million sun-dried bricks and marvel at colorful murals as your guide provides enriching historical explanations. Listen as your guide tells tales of the Moche and Huari cultures, providing insightful information discovered on recent excavations.

At the conclusion of your tour, return to the minivan and relax during your journey back to Lima.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

great tour with good history and wonderful views in a modest amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really enjoyed this tour and the Tour Guide was great

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The guide was friendly and filled every moment with good information. Tour was well paced.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

i enjoyed this tour. the guide was informative, kind and attentive, speaking in spanish and then english. there was a lot of traffic leaving Lima, but i found it fascinating to see the neighborhoods of Barrnaca. the bus had a flat tire so we did a tad more walking to the temples at the site. i found this to be a benefit! however, free tickets for a night tour were given as compensation. the view of the ocean from the higher terraces, amazing and not to be missed! highly recommend!

Janice O
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent trip with the added stops of special interest on way to Pachacamac made the trip more enjoyable. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic passing on information regards Lima and this ancient site Pachacamac. strongly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A great site to visit. The building structure is cool.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing! Our guide was so knowledgeable about everything. We were a bi-lingual group and she did an awesome job of translating for us all!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Was really great picked up on time guide was very nice had a lot of information also took time to show us every thing 6 star rating highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I'm really glad that we took this trip while we were in Lima. Pachacamac is an incredible archaeological site, and we had a great time exploring it. Our guide, Elizabeth, spoke wonderful English and Spanish and was able to engage with the whole group and answer questions. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

AMAZING TOUR! I highly recommend and very interesting! Who knew the Lima area was filled with Pre-Inca ruins and lots of desert and sand so cool! you have to see it!

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