• Location: Lima, Peru
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 73.00 View price calendar

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Uncover the mysterious of ruin that pre-date even the ancient Machu Pichu on an enriching 3.5-hour excursion from Lima. Explore downtown Lima with a knowledgeable guide to discover a series of huacas, pyramid like structures, used for ceremonial purposes. Visit the significant sites of Huaca Pucllana and Huallamarca to gain fascinating insight into the history, origin and cultural relevance of the structures. Learn all about the unknown indigenous pre-Incan civilizations as you’re transported back to the year 200BC. 

Highlights

  • Guided tour of ancient Huaca Pucllana and Huaca Huallamarca
  • Learn of the 'Lima culture,' an indigenous civilization that lived in Peru from 100 A.D. to 650 A.D.
  • Private tour providing a personalized experience
  • Entrance fees included in price
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Private Tour of Ancient Lima Huacas

Huaca Pucllana

After hotel pick-up, greet your knowledgeable guide and begin your journey to the historical heart of Lima. Venture to the first of your ancient sights and arrive at Huaca Pucallana, a colossal pyramid that reigns supreme over Lima’s modern skyline. Absorb intriguing facts on your narrated exploration, ascending to the top of the pyramid to enjoy unrivalled views of the city. Listen to new information discovered on recent excavations as you absorb the ancient majesty of the temple. 

Refresh with a specialty snack from the ruin’s restaurant (own expense) before travelling to the proximate pyramid. Gaze at the skyward tip of Huaca Huallamarca, an oracle centre in operation for 1,200 years before the Spanish invasion. Explore the rich history on the on-site museum, observing mummified remains on display. Relax during the journey to your hotel in Lima, where the tour concludes.

Customer Reviews

LEEANN R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We loved our private tour - highly recommended

Shirley A S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

If you only have a day or two in Lima, are interested in culture and history, I highly recommend this tour. We visited two Lima sites: Ancient Lima Huacas and Museo de Sitio Hullamarca one afternoon. Antonio our guide, was very knowledgeable and patiently answered all our questions. I would recommend ending at Huacas as there is a lovely restaurant, La Huaca Pucllana, located where ancient local Peruvian homes once existed. In the evening the Huaca site is illuminated and contributes to a very romantic evening. We had drinks and a small plate tasting. Dinner reservations are highly recommended. The manager, Bryan, took the time to explain the different options of Pisco to us and we enjoyed local 'cuey' and 'causa'.

Janice S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

The tour was very good. Collected from our hotel and take to two ancient Huacas within Lima. We did find out we could have walked to one of the sites but the individual guide information was really good, so worth it.

John C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide Maria was on time, very knowledgeable, very nice and answered all of our questions

Rajen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very good tour and tour guide.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Lima tours had no information on us and I had to email our Voucher, then no problem. The tour is very interesting and worth doing

Bernadine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

Guide was wonderful. Huacas were very interesting.

Karen G

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

Great tour. Only complaint is that we had 10 people on same tour and they separated us into 3 groups and we would have preferred to be together. I told the representative the night before tour the 10 people were together even though they were booked on different dates. I confirmed all 10 people on same call. We all thought tour was great, perhaps a bit pricey for the product.

kborrego

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2013

We enjoyed this tour as it was our first in Lima. Our guide, Marybel, was very informative about the Huacas and the surrounding area. We enjoyed a couple of extra places that we didn't expect, like the Kissing Park. And the driver was willing to drop us off at Larcomar where we could spend the afternoon, have lunch and walk back to our hotel.

gatorcane

1 star rating: I do not recommend this March 2017

Guide paid a little more attention to my wife. It was awkward.

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