Interesting pre-Inca ruins in the coastal desert and Lurin Valley which was home o the most respected and feared oracle of the Andes who was known as the Lord of the World.
We took Ecuadorian friends to visit the Pachacamac sanctuary. It took us only 30 minutes from Lima to get there. We asked a local guide to show us around and it was worth it. The sanctuary is very well organized and signs helped you understand the ruins. If you have a free morning during your stay in Lima it is... More
The ruins are worth a visit if you want to take a drive down the coast as well. The drive down and back gives you a good look at the countryside but I found the ruins not so interesting and I love history. The ruins are very large and not very spectacular especially if you are rushed for time in... More
This is a large site with only the bare bones of a previous civilisation visible. If you are visiting the Sacred Valley, give this a miss.
Fascinating archaeological site which will only get better as more of the site is escavated. Mind boggling.
I went here on a private tour. I loved it. Paid for an English speaking guide, and she was fantastic. It was so interesting to learn about this area and what it used to look like and how it was used by the people so long ago. It is easy to see how much work could still be done in... More
Yes it is the biggest and most important archeological site near Lima, but to me it was borring compared to the ruins (and views) you can see in Sacred Valley. The entire site looks like a huge mold of dirty grey sand covered in a fog (from May to October fog hangs over Lima region). We got a local guide... More
I'm quite interested in visiting historical sites, especially ones generally not in the many textbooks, and Pachacamac is definitely one of these sites. The site is fairly large, but if you are relatively fit, you could walk throughout the entire site. Unfortunately on this occasion the weather was somewhat overcast so the view wasn't as nice as it might have... More
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