Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima

activities / Sightseeing tours

Temple of Pachacamac Half-Day Tour from Lima information and booking

3 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from hotels located in the Miraflores and San Isidro districts of Lima
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12:00pm
Time of departure
Check prices & availability

Tour description provided by Viator

Join a half-day tour to the famous Pachacamac Temple, located only a short distance from Lima. Built by different leaders throughout the centuries and between the years 200 and 1450 AD, this religious compound is made entirely out of clay and houses the giant pyramids of the sun and moon. This comprehensive sightseeing tour will give you an insight on the culture, history and architecture of both the Inca and pre-Inca people.

Leaving Lima behind, you'll enjoy a scenic coastal drive along the Pan-American highway. Only 19 miles (30km) south of Lima lies this impressive and well preserved religious compound.

The massive Temples of the Sun and the Moon are known to be the compound's most striking features. Built entirely of clay, an estimated 50 million sun-dried bricks were used in the construction of the Temple of the Sun alone. Excavations in the area continue to reveal further insights into the Moche and Huari cultures that spanned the period from 200 to 800 AD.

What's included

  • Entrance fees
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)