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Pachacamac: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Autopista Antigua Panamericana Sur km 31 | Close to Lurin, Lima 16, Peru
+51 1 3215606
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pachacamac with it's rich history provided us with a superb experience. Valuable to go with an expert guide that can bring to live this very important pre-Ica/Inca site. We were all impressed by the museum. Superb modern architecture and exquisite collection of artifacts and textiles....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mario C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found that there wasn't much to look at - the tour i went on wasn't the best and i ended up wandering around myself. unless you know what you're looking at it isn't that interesting of a place

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jacquie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great half day experience. Be prepared to walk. It is a large area with multiple sights. Some are a good distance away from each other. The museum is also very interesting. However, the lighting in the museum produces a significant glare for most cameras the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

Very informative visit to a site mainly built into the sand dunes. The building and walls are mainly made of mud blocks and have held up very well given the age of the site. Also of interest on the drive was to observe how poor...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank CasualHockeyFan
Reviewed 24 August 2019

It is not as popular as Manchu Picchu but the historical significance of this site is just amazing. There is more just Inca Civilization but you need to spend time at the museum. We recommend taking at least the 1/2 day tour with a guide...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank parkhaven916
Reviewed 19 August 2019

A step back in time. Help us understand and appreciate the hard work of those who went before us centuries ago.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank cyd_ola
Reviewed 18 August 2019

1/2 day trip. fascinating to drive through slums and see how one in every five Peruvians live. The cite was mostly dirt and some areas where some buildings were. I went to the Sacred Valley and this cite is just OK. Should have went to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank D1585UBrichardm
Reviewed 10 August 2019

Interesting story, the site museum is nice and very well explained. The rest is quite un-explored, need a lot more work. Not the most interesting arqueological place I have been to.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ETame
Reviewed 8 August 2019

We visited Pachacamac on a bus day trip from Lima city centre with Mirabus and would very much recommend it. The guide was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Also, he repeated everything in Spanish and English fluently. The journey from the city centre to Pachacamac is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LondonLassE1
Reviewed 1 August 2019

We went on a half day tour of this Archeological site near Lima. You first enter a museum that gives you a history of Peru and Lima in particular and then you exit to the archeological site where some personnel of the government are still...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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6 September 2017|
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Response from travelinggirl009 | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any guides to hire at the site. I used a local agency- Haku Tours. Haku Tours hires local guides and drivers. They pick up and drop off at your hotel. Haku Tours also donates part of their fee back into the... More
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27 August 2016|
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Response from 40luis | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are some guides in the entrance museum, prices are aceptable however, ask what is the scope of his work, due that if you don't close it at first, it could made you half way guided... Take a hut and some water with... More
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Response from TimothyScanlon | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend hiring a tour guide who can provide transportation and a narrative so you know what you're seeing. It's not expensive and definitely worth it.