Pachacamac was one of the largest religious centres on the Peruvian Coast. It is located at the south of Lima, some 30 kms away, virtually at the foot of the Pacific Ocean. According to archaeologist Pachacamac was the most important pilgrimage centre in ancient Peru, and at its glorious days the place received hundreds of people from all over Peru. Pachacamac contains various pyramids, temples and large plazas, where visitors can enjoy a pleasant walking while exploring the site. The sanctuary also offers magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean as well as of the Lurin Valley nearby. In addition, visitors can visit the Museum of Pachacamac located inside the archaeological complex, which displays ancient remains found at the zone.
At the designated time you will be picked up from your hotel in Lima by our local guide; afterwards we will travel on a tourist bus to the south of Lima for about 30 kms. On the way, our local guide will give you an introduction about the history of Lima and will also talk about important aspects of modern Lima. After 40 minutes, we will arrive at the ruins of Pachacamac. In order to get better understanding of this important archaeological site, we will visit first the Pachacamac Museum, which is located at the entrance of the ruins. At this museum we will be able to see various ancient relics found at the site during archaeological excavations. Among the remains, we will see various decorated ceramics, textiles and carving woods representing Pachacamac God. Afterwards we will leave the museum and will start to explore the site with our local guide. During our walking through the sanctuary we will visit its most important pyramids, in which stands out the north pyramid, a well preserve estructure with truncated shape. The north pyramid allows from its top amazing views of the nearby Lurin Valley and the Pacific Ocean. From the top you can also see the large plazas the Incas built to received hundreds of pilgrims who venerated this god. On our tour we will also see the Acllahuasi temple or the house of Mamaconas (name given to a particular group of women, sent from Cusco or other important cities to come to the place and take care of the religious ceremonies and the production of fine textiles for the nobility). Our excursion includes a short visit to the traditional neighbourhood of Barranco. End of our service.
|Duration :||4 hours approx.||Daily Departures :||09:15 hrs. & 14:30 hrs.|