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Lurin, Peru

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Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

1. Lima: Pachacamac Inca Archaeological Complex Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Lima, and then travel 30 minutes southeast to the archaeological complex of Pachacamac, named for the Inca Earth Maker god Pacha Kamaq. Learn all about the culture and traditions of the Inca Empire at the museum, where artifacts discovered at the site are artfully displayed. Stroll around the sacred land and get stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from the pyramid Temple of the Sun. Return to the car and enjoy traditional alfajores (cookies) from the region. Then, drive back to Lima full of memories, and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Lima: Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco and Chorrillos Tour

2. From Lima: Half-Day Pachacamac, Barranco and Chorrillos Tour

On the drive to the Pachacamac archeological site, your guide will provide an orientation about the culture and people that once lived there. On this half-day private tour, visit the site’s museum and its monuments. Take in the Temple of the Sun, the Old Temple, the Painted Temple, Taulichumbi Palace and more. Pachacamac was the major Pre-Hispanic ceremonial center on America’s Pacific Coast. See the buildings of the 4 known cultures that occupied the site over time. Enjoy views of the sea from the Temple of the Sun, the highest point in Pachacamac. Return to Lima and visit the district of Chorrillos, an area that played an important role in the war with Chile from 1879 to 1883. Later the tour continues to the Wetlands of Villa and the Costa Verde beach circuit. You will see a panoramic tour of La Herradura beach and the shanty towns of this neighborhood. Lastly, you'll visit Barranco, where you’ll take a walk by the Bridge of Sighs, La Ermita Church and other buildings that date from Lima’s colonial era.

Lima: Pachacamac and Larco Museum Private Tour

3. Lima: Pachacamac and Larco Museum Private Tour

Escape the modern bustle of Lima on a quest to learn about the area’s ancient past. Climb a pyramid inside Pachacamac and peruse the 45,000-piece pre-Columbian collection of the Larco Museum. Venture south of Lima down the Pan-American Highway on a short drive to the 200 A.D. archeological site, Pachacamac. Allow yourself to travel back in time as your private guide shares key information about one of the most important Pre-Inca places of worship along the Peruvian coast. Wander by temples and pyramids before visiting the on-site museum. Next, head to Pueblo Libre and enter the Larco Museum, located in a beautifully restored mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid from the 7th century. Admire the pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver objects and erotic art.

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What people are saying about Lurin, Peru

I was very happy with the tour and the guide was excellent. He displayed much knowledge and passion for his job. Visiting Pachacamac is a must in order to have a clear understanding of the evolution of the Incan civilization. The onsite museum is filled with important artifacts and tells a detailed story of the Peruvian people before and after Spanish conquest. Great experience!!

I learned a lot during my tour of Pachacamac. It was a great introduction to my travels in Peru, and I’m glad I went there and learned some history before going on my Inca Trail trek this week. The guide, Jordan is a positive and knowledgeable person. You won’t be disappointed if you book this Pachacamac tour!

Greta, my guide, has been phenomenal. He has a very large command of the history of the sanctuary. The visit has been very pleasant. Thanks also to the driver of the vehicle, extremely attentive and friendly at all times. I recommend making this visit to those of you who are in Lima and surroundings

I really recommend this trip. It was really interesting. Guide was a very nice person who gave us many useful information. Car was really clean and driver was great so we felt safe. We even received water and some snacks.

Totally worth a visit! Really amazing if you like historical sites