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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more


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
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.


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

Very interesting visite.The Pachacamac site himself was a greate discovering.We learn a lot of thing that to our kind guide.We talked the tour in Spanish.What a nice surprise when the tour guide speaked to us in French also.

, Jul 2018

Great morning, great guide.

, Apr 2018

It was an okay tour. Be advise that the air in Lima is really bad if you suffer from allergies or have breathing problems, take a mask.

, Apr 2018

The tour guide was very good. As we drove to Pachacamac she told us a lot about the neighborhoods we were driving through. I wish the temple itself had been more completely excavated. Also, be advised that it is quite a long climb up to the top of the temple for anyone who has a physical disability. In my case a heart condition.

, Apr 2018

Prepare to get dusty as you get out into the desert region. The tour of the museum on site was an added bonus, before we went out to see the archeological site of Pachacamac.

, Mar 2018

Thanks for a fantastic day!

, Mar 2018

Zero stars. The tour guide claims to have come to our hotel and asked for us which we do not believe. We left word with the hotel that we were in the dining room and then when we were in the lobby. No one contacted us. When the hotel concierge called to follow-up the tour operator claims their person was there. I asked why they did not contact our cell phone or email and they claimed Viator does not provide that information. They further claimed the hotel was going to lie anyway. As a result, we had to separately arrange a visit and we are still out our 107 with Viator. I am extremely disappointed, especially as I have used Viator in the past and they usual work with credible tour operators.

, Mar 2018

We had a wonderful tour of Pachacamac! The guide gave us a really nice driving tour of the city as well as of the site which gave us a chance to see parts of Lima we would not have otherwise seen. He also suggested the Micro theatre in Barranco which was a highlight for us and we would not have known of otherwise.

, Jan 2018

This site is well worth the visit, and the tour was of great value because of our knowledgeable guide. He explained not only the site, but also everything we drove by on the way to it. Driving in Peru is not for the faint of heart, so we recommend a tour or, at minimum, a taxi.
It is fascinating to see how the Incan and earlier civilizations adapted to the desert, especially if you have seen stone ruins around Cusco and Machu Picchu. The top of the pyramid is one of the few places in the world you can see desert, lush greenery, freshwater ponds, and the ocean from the same vantage point - and use that sight to build an understanding of why Peru was one of the seats of human civilization.

, Jan 2018

Not very interesting or informative tour.

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