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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tours

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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge
Lima, with a population of nearly 10 million people when counting the metro suburbs, isn’t exactly the first place you’d pick for a natural wildlife refuge. Here at Pantanos de Villa, however, over 200 different species of birds all flit through the wetlands spanning 650 acres outside the Chorillos suburb. On the winding network of walking trails, visitors with binoculars can encounter dozens of species in the span of a couple of hours. Scan the reeds for Black Skimmers, Herons, and Puna Ibis, and look in the water for Great Grebes of Neotropic Cormorants. Many of the birds here are migratory and sightings change with the seasons, and the months of December and January brim with seagulls lining the coast. 11 species of amphibians and reptiles can also be found in the reeds, although unfortunately as the city continues to grow, the manmade threats to Pantanos de Villa are literally encircling the marsh. Nature lovers with a stop in Lima should definitely visit this biodiverse sight before it’s potentially too late—although local conservation groups continue to work to do everything they can towards protecting the fragile site.

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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge is located 12 miles south of downtown Lima in the working class district of Chorillos. The site is accessible by private taxi or as part of a guided tour, or—if you would prefer to travel by public transport—it’s possible to travel by metro or bus when combined with a little bit of walking. Admission is approximately $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children, and the refuge is open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily. 
Address: Chorrillos, Lima, Peru
Hours: Open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily
Admission: Admission is approximately $2.50 for adults and $1.25 for children
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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tour in Lima

Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge Tour in Lima

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Learn about the amazingly diverse creatures that inhabit the coastal areas of Peru during this 4-hour Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge tour in Lima. Admire the refuge’s beautiful collection of birds including Andean coots, Peruvian pelicans, gulls and Great grebes, along with the numerous fish, reptiles and amphibians that also call the site home. Your refuge visit also includes a professional guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$92,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$92,00
Price varies by group size

#1 Birdwatching & Nature in Lima - Pantanos de Villa (Small Group)

#1 Birdwatching & Nature in Lima - Pantanos de Villa (Small Group)

This is for the ones who love nature and birdlife. Many types of resident and migratory birds and different native plants make “Pantanos de Villa” in such a beautiful National Protected area where you can learn more about the Flora and Fauna of Lima. The lagoon next to the beach is the best, with huge flocks of seagulls, skimmers, pelicans and other. Excellent place to get in touch with nature without leaving Lima Get ready to have a relaxing half day experience around the wetlands and in the sea, too. Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$51,29
Price varies by group size
From
US$51,29
Price varies by group size
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The swamps of Lima, escape from the noise of the city!

The swamps of Lima, escape from the noise of the city!

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Visit this unique wildlife refuge in the city of Lima and enjoy the beautiful scenery, as well as observe the flora and fauna of this peaceful place. The swamps are the refuge of thousands of birds that come to the reserve to rest and feed, perched in natural lagoons make this place a show and concert due to their songs. We will board a small ecological boat to give a pass through the lagoon and thus be able to see more closely the birds without disturbing them and enjoying that peace that only this place can give you!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$61,54
Price varies by group size
From
US$61,54
Price varies by group size

Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

Lima Full-Day Experience: Pachacamac, Historic Downtown and Magic Water Circuit

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Discover all that Lima has to offer, both modern and historic, during this 9-hour exploration of the top sites in the Peruvian capital in this small-group tour. Visit the pre-Incan archaeological site at Pachacamac, then head to Pantanos de Villa, a one-time family home that’s been converted into an eatery, for lunch and to learn how to make a Pisco Sour. In the afternoon, continue to Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed downtown for a walking tour, see the historic neighborhood of Chorillos and admire the visual spectacle of the Magic Water Circuit park. This full-day Lima tour also includes a driver-guide, round-trip hotel transport, entrance fees and bottled water.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$153,85
From
US$153,85

Private and exclusive Nature and Trek in Chorrillos

Private and exclusive Nature and Trek in Chorrillos

Located only minutes outside of Lima bustling city, lies a hidden natural paradise. Discover the wide variety of plants and animals in these natural wetlands, we will visit many lakes and learn about a variety of native and migratory bird species who have made this natural reserve their home. This tour is highly recommended for nature lovers Among the variety of natural wonders that we explore are small, deep lagoons which are connected to Rimac River s hydrological system. Through it, a wide variety of reeds, swamp plants, fish, reptiles, aquatic insects and more than 170 bird species make their home. Become a bird watcher if you are not already and get up close and personal with a few unexpected and beautiful critters! Finally, after a relaxing yet adventurous stroll through the wetlands, your guide will take you to a nearby beach and lagoon area. End your tour in reverie and relax beside the Pacific Ocean while hearing the majestic ocean waves and more bird species soaring above.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$56,42
Price varies by group size
From
US$56,42
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Tour to Pachacamac Temple - visits to Barranco & Chorrillos

Tour to Pachacamac Temple - visits to Barranco & Chorrillos

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The Incan archaeological site of Pachacamac lies in the Lurín River valley near Lima, and shines a light on a civilization lost in time—but visiting without a guide means missing out on the site’s hidden stories. On this morning or afternoon tour, reach Pachacamac with ease from your Miraflores accommodation and explore with your guide. Discover the secrets behind the towering pyramids and temples, and learn of life here under Incan rule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$45,00
From
US$45,00
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Half-day Pachacamac Temple Tour from Lima

Half-day Pachacamac Temple Tour from Lima

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Our tours are distinguished by the personalized nature of the service, based on friendly, cordial and sincere attention from the guides and the skills of the drivers to get rid of the traffic of the City. Achieving a VIP experience at the best price.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$45,00
From
US$45,00

Tour Temple of the Great God Pachacamac

Tour Temple of the Great God Pachacamac

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Our tours are distinguished by the character personalized of the service, based on friendly, cordial and sincere attention from the guides and the skills of the drivers to get rid of the traffic of the City. Achieving a VIP experience at the best price.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$45,00
From
US$45,00

Private birdwatching tour in Pantanos de Villa (Villa Wetlands)

Private birdwatching tour in Pantanos de Villa (Villa Wetlands)

On this private birdwatching tour you will have a first hand wetland experience. We will start our adventure heading out in our 1978, fully restored Volkswagen Westfalia camper van. By being a small group, we will be able to access the wetlands secret spots and increase our chances to see more birds. We have the Many-colored rush tyrant spot, where it comes down to the ground foraging for insects just a couple of meters away from our sitting position. You will have the chance to see hundreds of different bird species, visit all of the three lagoons and even catch a boat ride
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$51,29
From
US$51,29

Birdwatching in Villa Wetlands - Lima

Birdwatching in Villa Wetlands - Lima

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You don’t need to leave the city to experience a day in nature on this tour of the Villa Wetlands in Lima. Though an under-the-radar site, the wetlands are a remarkable example of Peru’s rich biodiversity. Follow a naturalist guide down easy trails, stopping to bird watch and snap photos of the reeds, lagoons, and wildlife along the way.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$164,11
From
US$164,11

Visita de medio día a las Ruinas Sagradas de Pachacamac

Visita de medio día a las Ruinas Sagradas de Pachacamac

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Una experiencia arqueológica y mística con el Dios de los temblores.La palabra Pachacamac significa “alma de la tierra, el que anima el mundo”. Los antiguos peruanos creían que un solo movimiento de su cabeza ocasionaría terremotos. No se le podía mirar directamente a los ojos, e incluso sus sacerdotes ingresaban al recinto de espaldas.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46,16
From
US$46,16

#1 Birdwatching & Nature Tour in Lima - Pantanos de Villa (Small Group)

#1 Birdwatching & Nature Tour in Lima - Pantanos de Villa (Small Group)

star-5
This is for the ones who love nature and birdlife. Many types of resident and migratory birds and different native plants make “Pantanos de Villa” in such a beautiful National Protected area where you can learn more about the Flora and Fauna of Lima. The lagoon next to the beach is the best, with huge flocks of seagulls, skimmers, pelicans and other. Excellent place to get in touch with nature without leaving Lima Get ready to have a relaxing half day experience around the wetlands and in the sea, too. Come with us and be part of this unforgettable experience. Book it now! Do not miss it!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$51,29
Price varies by group size
From
US$51,29
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Pachacamac Cultural & Archaeology - Shared Half Day Tour

Pachacamac Cultural & Archaeology - Shared Half Day Tour

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Pachacamac Cultural & Archaeology is a half day tour that will make you discover one of the biggest Culture in Lima. Located 1 hour outside lima city is an amazing place to discover. Duration: 3 1/2 hours Pool service in a largevan of 10 passengers Pick up and drop off included. Official Tour Guide (spanish and english)
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35,00
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US$35,00

PACHACAMAC, The Rome of the Andes

PACHACAMAC, The Rome of the Andes

Visit the citadel of Pachacamac, the Rome of the Andes, its temples, streets, pyramids and cemeteries. The headquarters of the most famous oracle in the Andean world at that time, where men from all corners of the Tawantinsuyo empire arrived on a pilgrimage to inquire about their destiny and the destiny of their peoples. Thus they could know the future of important battles and about possible droughts and cataclysms. We offer: Shared service BUT in one language (English or Spanish) Groups of maximum 16 people. Excursions with headphones in Lima and Cusco: explanation of the guide + audios with stories, effects and music.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45,00
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US$45,00

Pachacamac Pyramids & Paso Horse

Pachacamac Pyramids & Paso Horse

You will have the opportunity to explore this old sanctuary located one hour from Lima city. Continue the experience having a traditional Peruvian buffet made with products grow in its valley. The lunch includes classic Peruvian dances and a Peruvian paso horse show.
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  • 5 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$121,03
Price varies by group size
From
US$121,03
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Small-Group Full Day City Tour with Lunch and Show of lights in Lima

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Small-Group Full Day City Tour with Lunch and Show of lights in Lima

Experience Peruvian history and culture on this guided excursion in Lima. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the city from a knowledgeable local guide and explore sites like Pachacamac, a pre-Inca archaeological site, the hip Barranco District, and the city’s historic center. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and a personal touch on this small group adventure.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$128,00
US$160,00
US$32,00 savings
From
US$128,00
US$160,00
US$32,00 savings
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Lima 2x1: Pachacamac Oracle + Lunch and horse show

Lima 2x1: Pachacamac Oracle + Lunch and horse show

We will visit the citadel of Pachacamac, the Rome of the Andes, its temples, streets, pyramids and cemeteries. The headquarters of the most famous oracle in the Andean world at that time, where men from all corners of the Tawantinsuyo empire arrived on a pilgrimage to inquire about their destiny and the destiny of their peoples. Thus they could know the future of important battles and about possible droughts and cataclysms. Then we will move to a well-known theme restaurant to enjoy a succulent buffet lunch culminating with the stellar show, the Peruvian Paso Horses exhibition.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$95,00
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US$95,00

Visit of Pachacamac: The Rome of the Andes

Visit of Pachacamac: The Rome of the Andes

We will visit the citadel of Pachacamac, the Rome of the Andes, its temples, streets, pyramids and cemeteries. The headquarters of the most famous oracle in the Andean world at that time, where men from all corners of the Tawantinsuyo empire arrived on a pilgrimage to inquire about their destiny and the destiny of their peoples. Thus they could know the future of important battles and about possible droughts and cataclysms.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$45,00
From
US$45,00

Pachacamac Archaeological Complex, Chorrillos and Barranco -Private Tour

Pachacamac Archaeological Complex, Chorrillos and Barranco -Private Tour

Transportation service will pick you up from your hotel to take you to ´Pantanos de Villa´, swamps where visitors can observe the numerous species of birds that inhabit this rich ecosystem found in Lima. Then visit the Pachacamac and take a walk through its archeological sites, the largest and most important in Lima. It was the main sanctuary of the central coast of Peru for over a thousand years. Their temples were visited by crowds of pilgrims to worship the god Pachacamac, considered the creator of the earth. At the end you will be transferred to the district of Barranco, the most colorful and artistic neighborhood of Lima, where you will discover the charming ´Bridge of Sighs. Finally you will return to your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$137,00
Price varies by group size
From
US$137,00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge hours of operation?
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Pantanos de Villa Wildlife Refuge hours of operation: Open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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