Pre-Inca Temple of Pachacamac Tour from Lima

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What To Expect

Enter the most important religious site in Pre-Columbian history, where thousands of Peruvian descendants make their pilgrimage.

Highlights

  • Entrance to the temple of Pachacamac, an ancient pilgrimage site for worship of the sun

  • Fantastic view of the of the Lurin River valley and surrounding landscape

  • Admission to museum on site with salvaged relics of the temple

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours from Lima
Departs From:
Lima
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
3 hours and 30 minutes
Availability:
daily except Monday at 9:15 AM
Product Code:
13059
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Description

The Pachacamac sanctuary was a ceremonial center in the early 5th Century, and grew to be one of the most important religious complexes in Pre-Columbian history. Built with adobe, this temple dedicated to worship of the sun has a magnificent view of the sea and Lurin River Valley. The Incas took occupied the site after defeating the local Yschma civilization. It is a pilgrimage site of ancient Peruvian cultures for its famed oracle, and is still flocked to my millions of people from different cultures today.

At least 17 pyramids have been uncovered, the most famous of which are the Moche Temple of the Sun and Moon. These pyramids have traces of the many diverse civilizations that inhabited Peru even before the Incas arrived. Other temples include the Acllahuasi which once housed the Sun Virgins, the Palace of Taurichumbi and the Pilgrimage Plaza where people from all places paid homage to the sun.

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Tour guide

  • Entrance fees

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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