Pachacámac, archaeological site and Barranco
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Art & Culture
Half day (morning), 3.5 hours.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off service for selected hotels only.
Guide, Photos, Tips
Point of Interest (09:00 to 12:30, 3 hours)
- Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac
About the tour
– Learn about the Inca and Pre-Inca people who worshipped Pachacámac
– Explore Pachacámac, the main sanctuary on the central coast for over a thousand years
– Admire views of the ocean from the Temple of the Sun
– Stroll through the charming historic centre of Lima, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After picking you up from your hotel, travel along the Pan-American Highway to make your way south to Pachacámac, where you can explore Lima’s bohemian Barranco district, where art galleries abound on tree-lined streets and bars line the central park. Cross the Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs), a charming wooden structure that spans the Bajada de Baños (a stone footbridge that descends to the Pacific Ocean via Barranco).
to the Pacific Ocean via Barranco). This quiet district was the place to be in the 19th century. Be sure to take a souvenir photo on the bridge, with the breathtaking views in the background.
Next, we return to the coastal road to head for the temple of Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial centre on the Peruvian coast during the Pre-Inca and Inca periods. Pachacamac was built by different civilisations over the centuries, between 200 and 1450. This religious enclosure is made entirely of clay and includes giant pyramids dedicated to the sun and the moon.
This comprehensive tour will allow you to discover the culture, history and architecture of both the Inca and pre-Inca civilisations. At the end of the tour you will have the option to return to the hotel or go shopping in the colourful Andean market, where you can pick up souvenirs and practice your bargaining skills.
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