Pachacamac
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located only 31 kilometers from Lima, these ancient ruins are all that remain of an important religious center that was constructed more than 1,000 years before the Inca Empire.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Sam K
Westminster, CO5 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Solo
I was underwhelmed.. it's nice that it's around 3000 years old.. but I would have skipped it.. so verdict is.. if you have time by all means go.. my advice is if you have to choose.. I would go to Huaca Pucllana it's closer.. cheaper and (in my opinion.. nicer)
Written July 26, 2023
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WanderingSpriti
Chicago, IL250 contributions
Aug. 2022
This is a legit archeological site - right in Lima. Lima has many such sites - including huaca pucllana. Pachacamac is huge area and they are escavating buildings and have foung inca trails running through it. Take your kids here! They can see what archeology means in real life. There is a center there - do visit it. The center also has guides available who can speak English. I highly recommend getting their help. Also, there is a steep climb if you wish to visit Inti Temple that is on a larger hill. You can be huffing and puffing in no time due to steep gradient. But it is worth it!
Written October 21, 2022
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Rachel M
Hong Kong, China23 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
Just want to remind everyone to make reservations because we couldn't enter without reservations.
We had a look from the outside and it was a huge site. That's all I see.
Written October 1, 2022
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Matty O
Fairfax, CA104 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Solo
Worthwhile visit to see Pachacamac, where for centuries the oracle presided over pre-Colombian ceremonies. Fun experience with excellent guide Milagros, who shared the knowlesge in both Spanish and English-- learned so much so quickly. Beautiful on site museum with rare ceramics , masks, etc...

4 & 1/2 stars
Written August 23, 2022
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Archie
Glenmoore, PA5,281 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Family
We were so glad to visit this site. Its about 30 min from the city. Its well maintained with a museum, llamas, roads to drive on. You should definitely take a driver and a guide to take you along the route. The site itself has ruins on deserted road facing the ocean. The best ruins are the temple. It has beautiful views. The stones are different than the inca laid in terms of foundation. It has interesting history.
Written July 2, 2022
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sazimm
Macungie, PA47 contributions
Mar. 2022
Highly recommend a visit to this pre-Incan site that was transformed into an important administrative outpost by the Inca Empire. There is much here to see and even more still to be uncovered. Our site-appointed guide was fantastic, and as this was one of the first historic sites we visited in Peru, this visit gave us an excellent appreciation of the pre-Incan civilizations that contributed to the success of the Incan Empire. More tourist visits will hopefully lead to more funding and more discoveries at this important site. The site is a short drive from Lima or could easily be incorporated into a transfer from Lima to Paracas as we did.
Written March 25, 2022
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Craig Jepson
Austin, TX16 contributions
Apr. 2021
These pre-Inka and Inka ruins are in good shape and as well-restored as any in Peru. The altitude is above 11,000 feet, so be advised. This is where the virgins were raised for human sacrifice. San Pedro grows wild. The main temple still shows some of its red paint that must have been dazzling in its prime. There is a piece of restored Inka road that will awe even the most jaded.
Written June 14, 2021
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Andy keen
Birmingham, UK1,416 contributions
Mar. 2020
Hired a taxi for the day and went out to Pachacamac.....reallylovely ride out from Lima and fabtetric visit to the desert ruins.
For sure....they are ruins but such an interesting visit to this amazing location.
Four of us in the taxi with visit of three hours...( should have allowed 5 hours ) inc admissions and tour there and back...$20 each in March 2020.!!
Written April 16, 2020
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Refo6
Alexandria, VA17 contributions
Jan. 2020
Went with Monica Tours and she and Lily made it come alive! Excavations still happening, fascinating. This is out of Lima proper and a local guide is very helpful.
Written March 13, 2020
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Trevor J
Berlin, Germany6 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Friends
We did by bus from Barranco, but if u are in a group is easier go by taxi.
Very nice archeological place.
Written February 15, 2020
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