Plaza San Martin
Plaza de Armas Lima
Plaza de Armas Lima
Pachacamac

City Tour in Lima and Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac

Plaza San Martin
Plaza de Armas Lima
Plaza de Armas Lima
Pachacamac
Plaza San Martin
Plaza de Armas Lima
Plaza de Armas Lima
Pachacamac

City Tour in Lima and Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac

GROUP SIZE
10
MAX. ALTITUDE
328 ft.
LEVEL
Easy
  • Huaca Pucllana
  • San Martin Square
  • Main Square
  • Pachacamac

EXPLORE THE HIDDEN TREASURES OF LIMA AND PACHACAMAC IN ONE DAY

The Lima and Pachacamac Tour is an excellent option for exploring the main attractions of the Peruvian capital.

Discover the historical treasures of Lima and the majestic Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac. You will tour ancient complexes and marvel at iconic places such as the Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martín, Jirón de la Unión, and the Convent of San Francisco.

Later, you will visit the Archaeological Center of Pachacamac, which has been standing for since 3000 years ago. There, you will explore the most famous pyramids of Pachacamac, such as the Painted Temple, the Temple of the Sun, and the Old Temple; archaeological gems located in the mystical citadel.

Prepare for a journey full of history through this tour in Lima and the Oracle Citadel of Pachacamac.


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Summary

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LIMA AND PACHACAMAC CITY TOUR:

  • Explore Lima’s Historic Center
  • Admire Plaza Mayor, Lima Cathedral, Government Palace and beautiful colonial buildings.
  • Observe the Huaca Pucllana.
  • Visit the Acllawasi, known as the “Temple of the Virgins of the Sun.”
  • Explore the Temple of the Sun, the main pyramid of the Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac.
  • Appreciate the Temple of the Moon, an important religious building inside Pachacamac.
  • Visit the Museo de Sitio, which exhibits extraordinary goldwork, ceramics, and textiles.

LIMA AND PACHACAMAC CITY TOUR

Get ready for a fascinating journey through the three great historical stages of Lima city.

We will start with Pre-Hispanic Lima, touring the Archaeological Center of Pachacamac, built 3,000 years ago and considered a sacred place by various pre-Inca cultures. We will visit its pyramids, temples, and plazas to understand their importance.

Then, we will immerse ourselves in Colonial Lima, exploring the iconic Historic Center of Lima. You will be amazed by the Basilica Cathedral, Plaza Mayor, the Convent of San Francisco, and the colonial mansions that testify to the splendor of the old capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru.

Undoubtedly, this tour is an unforgettable experience to discover the most authentic essence of the captivating Peruvian capital.

  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours.

WE DEPART FROM TUESDAYS TO SUNDAYS.

Itinerary

Lima and Sacred Citadel of Pachacamac City Tour

Prepare to embark on a journey through the three historical stages of Lima: Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and Modern.

Plaza San Martin Plaza de Armas Lima

We will start around 9:00 a.m., visiting the Museo de Sitio within the Pachacamac Sanctuary. The museum preserves over 290 registered pieces made from different materials such as ceramics, textiles, wooden objects, metal objects and shell items. One of the museum’s most emblematic pieces is the Pachacamac idol.

Continuing our tour, we will move to the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac, which is over 3000 years old and considered a highly sacred place by various pre-Inca cultures. We will visit the Acllawasi, known as “The Temple of the Virgins of the Sun,” a sacred enclosure where women selected for their skills or beauty lived and worked. The Acllawasi of Pachacamac was one of the largest and most important on the coast. We will also explore different buildings from cultures such as Wari and Incas.

Furthermore, we will visit the Temple of the Sun or Punchao Kancha, the jewel of Pachacamac, considered the largest temple on the entire coast.

Later, we will head to the modern district of Miraflores in our private transport, where we will have a quick panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana, a large adobe and clay pyramid built on seven staggered platforms and dating back from 1,800 years. It served as an important ceremonial, oracle and administrative center for the Lima culture.

Finally, we will delve into the splendor of Colonial Lima, walking through the cobblestone streets of its Historic Center. We will explore the emblematic Plaza San Martín, a vital icon of the Historic Center. We will walk through Jirón de la Unión, an 11-block straight street that connects Plaza San Martín with Plaza de Armas. We will enjoy a panoramic view of the Government Palace, Palacio Municipal, the Basilica Cathedral of Lima, and the Convent of Santo Domingo. To conclude the tour, we will visit the Convent of San Francisco de Lima, its beautiful temple, museum, and catacombs!

  • Highest Altitude: 165 meters / 541 feet
  • Duration: Approximately 8 hours
  • Attractions: Pachacamac Archaeological Center and Site Museum, Lima Historic Center

Inclusions

LIMA AND PACHACAMAC CITY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Round-trip transportation (Tourist Transport).
  • Bilingual Professional Guide.
  • Lunch.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Tips.

Packing list

PACKING LIST FOR THE LIMA AND PACHACAMAC CITY TOUR

Here is a proper packing list for this city tour:

ESSENTIALS

  • Extra money (soles).
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+).

CLOTHING

  • Sun hat.
  • Light clothing (depending on the season).
  • Comfortable shoes.

RECOMMENDED

  • Camera.
  • Snacks.
  • Water.

Prices

CITY TOUR LIMA AND PACHACAMAC – GROUP SERVICE

NUMBER OF PEOPLE PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*Adults US$ 95.00
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Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATE:

  • DAILY DEPARTURE: Certainly, we will pick you up from your hotel before the City tour Lima and Pachacamac tour starts.
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Departures

We depart from Tuesday to Sunday at 9:50 a.m. and 2:50 p.m. Also, find our travelers’ recommendations on TripAdvisor.

FAQS

What to Expect from the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac?
  1. The City Tour Lima and Pachacamac is a guided excursion through the three historical periods of Lima: Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and Modern.
  2. Pachacamac Museum and Archaeological Site: The tour starts with a visit to the Pachacamac Site Museum and Archaeological Complex, where over 290 artifacts including ceramics and textiles are on display.
  3. Miraflores District: The tour continues with a panoramic view of the Huaca Pucllana in the modern district of Miraflores.
  4. Historic Center of Lima: The tour explores Lima’s Historic Center, including the emblematic Plaza San Martín, Jirón de la Unión, Plaza Mayor, and the Convent of San Francisco.
Where Does the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac Take Place?

The tour takes place in Lima, encompassing various points of interest within the urban area and the outskirts of the city.

  • In Lima: The Historic Center and Miraflores.
  • Outside Lima: The Pachacamac Archaeological Complex, located 31 kilometers southeast of the city.
What Are the Starting and Ending Points of the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac?

The tour starts and ends at your hotel in Lima. You will be contacted via WhatsApp or e-mail the day before the tour to confirm the exact pick-up time and place.

Our private transport will pick you up from your hotel at no additional cost only if it is located in the following districts:

  • Historic Center of Lima
  • San Isidro
  • Miraflores

Important Note: If your hotel or AIRBNB is not within the mentioned districts, you can request a pick-up for an additional cost.

What is the Best Season to Take the City Tour of Lima and Pachacamac?

The best season to take the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac is during the summer, especially between December and March. Here’s why:

  • Weather: During summer, Lima experiences sunny and stable weather with temperatures around 27°C (77°F).
  • Tourist Atmosphere: More tourists visit Lima in summer, creating a vibrant and lively atmosphere.
  • Cultural Events: From December to March, Lima hosts a rich cultural agenda with various events.
  • Extended Hours: Museums, monuments, and other attractions often extend their hours in summer, providing more opportunities for leisurely visits.
  • Pachacamac: The journey to Pachacamac is more enjoyable in summer, and the archaeological site looks stunning under the bright sun.
What Altitude Does the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac Take Place At?

The City Tour Lima and Pachacamac takes place at low altitude, avoiding potential altitude sickness:

  • Historic Center and Miraflores: These areas are at sea level.
  • Pachacamac Archaeological Site: Lies at an altitude of just 100 meters (328 feet).
  • This makes the tour accessible to all types of travelers.
What is the Minimum Age to Participate in the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac?

There is no age restriction for this tour, making it suitable for almost all ages. It is recommended for children aged 5 and above to fully enjoy the activities.

Can I Take the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac If I Have Physical Limitations?

Yes, you can take the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac even if you have a physical disability, as the tour does not involve strenuous hiking or trekking. Here are some considerations:

  • Accessibility: Major attractions like museums and archaeological sites have access ramps and areas designed for people with physical limitations.
  • Flexibility: You can coordinate with your assigned guide for more time at each stop or additional rest breaks.
  • This tour has the necessary infrastructure to accommodate people with physical disabilities. It is important to inform us of your situation in advance to ensure proper arrangements.
Why Can't the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac Be Conducted on Mondays?

The archaeological sanctuary of Pachacamac, including the Museo de Sitio, remains closed on Mondays for maintenance, cleaning, conservation, restoration, and preparation work.

How Far in Advance Should I Book the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac?

We recommend booking at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability. Booking ahead ensures the most convenient times and allows us to accommodate special requirements like accessibility and guiding service. Remember, the tour lasts approximately 8 hours.

Why Is It Necessary to Pay a Deposit to Reserve the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac?

The initial deposit guarantees all necessary services for your tour, including:

  • Entrance Fees: For the tourist attractions.
  • Stuff: Arrange professional guides in advance.
  • Transportation: Ensuring exclusive touristic and logistical transport for the group.

Receiving your deposit (100% of the tour cost) allows us to secure the best services for your tour dates and avoid last-minute issues. Please, the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

How Advisable Is It to Purchase Insurance for the City Tour Lima and Pachacamac?

Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended. Get travel insurance and receive support in case of an incident before, during, or after the tour. The insurance covers:

  1. Accidents: Financial compensation for consultations, hospitalizations, or medications.
  2. Assistance: Support in case of discomfort or a health issue, including arranging an ambulance if necessary.
  3. 24-Hour Support: Telephone assistance for any problem.

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