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Huaca Huallamarca (Pan de Azucar) Tours

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Huaca Huallamarca (Pan de Azucar)
The pre-Columbian adobe Huaca Huallamarca pyramid is a startling sight, rising among the modern high-rises of Lima’s San Isidro district. Also known as Pan de Azucar (Sugar Loaf) after the rounded farmlands that once covered the ruins, the pyramid served as a burial temple for the Lima Culture, who lived here circa 200–500.

The Basics
Before exploring the restored complex, visit the on-site museum, which displays items excavated from the site including pots from the Lima and Nievería, funerary masks, musical instruments, weaving equipment, and mummies. An exhibition is dedicated to Peruvian archaeologist Arturo Jimenez Borja, credited with saving the site from destruction but controversial for the changes he introduced.

Many private and small-group half-day tours that stop at Huaca Huallamarca include Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian site in Miraflores, and the Larco Museum, with an extensive collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. Other tours journey through the downtown area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and take in sweeping views of the city from the tower at the Convent of Santo Domingo, followed by a three-course Peruvian fusion meal.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is a small entrance fee to Huaca Huallamarca, included on larger tours.
  • Remember to bring sun protection and water for hydration, as the site is outside.
  • Due to uneven brick walkways and a short climb to the top, this site is not wheelchair accessible.
  • English-speaking guides are available on-site.

How to Get There
Huaca Huallamarca is at the corner of Nicolás de Ribera and Avenida El Rosario in the center of Lima’s San Isidro financial district, easily accessible by taxi as well as by bus. Lines 1701, 201, and 209 stop nearby.
 
When to Get There
Huaca Huallamarca is open year-round, Tuesday through Sunday, 9am–5pm. Go in the early morning to beat the crowds. In general, the best time to visit Lima is wintertime (May–September), when there is the least amount of rain, especially important if planning a trip to Cusco or trek to Machu Picchu. The summer months (December–March) are warmer, but wetter, and in Lima especially, quite foggy.

Who Were the Lima Culture?
The Lima Culture, also known as the Maranga, inhabited the area of present-day Lima from about 100 to 650. As their timing overlaps with several nearby civilizations, such as the Paracas, Moche, and Nazca peoples, their history is a bit obscured. However, they are known for interlocking patterns in ceramic artwork and for constructing the first channels from the Rimac River irrigating the coastal desert plains—engineering feats that still exist today.
Address: Corner of Av. El Rosario and Av. Nicolas de Rivera 201, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
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The Larco Museum Tour - Lima must-see!

The Larco Museum Tour - Lima must-see!

Considered the best museum in this part of the world, has a vast collection of pre-Columbian ceramics, artifacts made of gold and silver, textiles and silverware. This is a fascinating way to discover the history of Peru and to understand the development of the many cultures before the Inca Empire. We will explain you the significance and importance of the objects this museum has. Larco Museum is definitely Lima's Nr. 1 attraction and cannot be missed at any visit to the Peruvian capital city. Bookable now but it will be operated from March 2021
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Lima Must-See Landmarks Small-Group Tour

Lima Must-See Landmarks Small-Group Tour

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Explore Lima’s top highlights during this 4.5-hour introduction to the Peruvian capital’s wealth of historic landmarks. Tour the pre-Incan archaeological site at Huaca Huallamarca and explore the history of Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown. You’ll also check out the wealth of pre-Columbian art at Larco Museum, watch the changing of the guard at the Government Palace and visit the historic Convento de Santo Domingo. Your Lima highlights tour also includes round-trip hotel transport by minivan, a driver-guide, all entrance fees and bottled water.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Small-Group Huacas and Larco Museum Including Dinner

Small-Group Huacas and Larco Museum Including Dinner

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Get a new perspective on Lima as you explore the Peruvian capital’s ancient ruins and historic museums after dark during this 4-hour excursion. Head to Lima’s Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Columbian archaeological site constructed around 1,500 years ago. Then check out Huaca Huallamarca, an adobe pyramid that pre-dates the Incas. You’ll also have time to admire the wealth of gold and silver artifacts the Larco Museum before finishing your evening with a dinner of Peruvian specialties at Café del Museo. Your nighttime excursion also includes round-trip hotel transport by coach, bottled water, a 3-course dinner and all entrance fees.
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  • 4 hours
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Huaca Pucllana, Huallamarca and Pachacamac Tour

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The modern city of Lima is dotted with historic ruins and sacred sites, known as huacas, and the imposing archeological site of Huaca Pucllana is one of the city’s largest and most important ancient monuments, located in the coastal Miraflores district. Built around 500 A.D, the complex was once an administrative and ceremonial center of the indigenous Lima Culture civilization, constructed from hand-made adobe bricks and dominated by a 22-meter tall central pyramid. - Visit with us 3 of the largest and most impressive Huacas that Lima has. - Walking and knowing each one of its secrets. - Huaca Puccllana, Huaca Huallamarca and Pachacámac.
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Huallacmarca Pyramid & Larco Museum - Footprints of the past

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Come and get to learn about the pre-incas culture of Peru! Visit an outstanding pyramid built by the year 200 a.c and get to the top the learn with our guide about the offerings given to our native gods. We also include the visit to the local museum where art pieces found in the pyramid are exhibited. Then, we go towards the best museum in Peru and one of the 25 top museums in the whole world. Larco Museum with its more than 35,000 ceramics awaits for you to show you all the magic and knowledge of our ancient cultures!
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Specialized Tour in Private: Amano Museum and Huallamarca Pyramid

Specialized Tour in Private: Amano Museum and Huallamarca Pyramid

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Biking & Art in Lima

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We discover Olive Park of San Isidro enjoying the Marina Núñez House sculptures exhibited outdoors. We enter to the exclusive art Gallery Índigo to know more about Peruvian modern crafts and we will ride by a beautiful Mural of an Amazonian artist Rember Yahuarcani.
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Small-Group Visit to Larco Museum, Downtown Lima and Santo Domingo Convent

Small-Group Visit to Larco Museum, Downtown Lima and Santo Domingo Convent

Get the chance to learn about the Pre-Hispanic to the Modern and Cosmopolitan aspects of Lima, Peru's Capital City! Main Highlights - Larco Museum - Huaca Huallamarca, a pre-Inca adobe pyramid - Try an authentic Peruvian dessert! - Downtown Lima - Santo Domingo Convent
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  • 4 hours
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Huaca Pucllana tour and Historical Lima

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The Larco Museum & Lima Historical tour

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Visit with us the Larco Museum and the historical center of Lima, both are considered main attractions in Peru. In Downtown we will show you the most representative sites such as San Martin Square, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, The City Hall, the Presidential Palace and other stunning buildings. Also, you will visit the impressive Larco museum, considered the best one in south America. Learn from your expert guide the fascinating history of Peru’s capital. Bookable now but it will be operated from March 2021
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  • 8 hours
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