Pachacamac

Overview
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred by the Pan-American Highway en route to the South toward Pachacamac. Discover the archaeological complex of Pachacamac, one of the most important pre-Inca religious centres of the Peruvian coast. Dating from 200 AD, Pachacamac 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. It was the main destination for pilgrims in the coastal region and attracted worshippers from all over Peru. Extensive research and excavations, especially in the last couple of years, revealed much about the significance and history of Pachacamac. The on-site museum displays artefacts discovered at Pachacamac (ceramics, beautiful textiles and religious pieces) and at the same time explains the history and importance of the Ceremonial Centre of Pachacamac to visitors. At least three civilisations have used the site; it originally belonged to the Ichma culture although it was mostly built by the Wari and later dominated by the Incas. The sanctuary was where the god Pachacamac was worshipped. Pachacamac, which means ‘the one who animates the world’, was worshipped as the creator of the world but on the also feared as the god of fire and earthquakes. The religious centre, which houses several temples inside and was built by stone, remained untouched for centuries until the arrival of the Spaniards. Archaeologists have found thousands of mummies and numerous priceless artefacts at the site. Climb up the Temple of the Sun and enjoy the amazing view over the Pacific Ocean. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel. Languages Spanish and English Redeem informationVoucher type: Not neededVoucherless. You don’t need to bring any voucher (digital or printed)!LocationStart point: Passengers will be collected at their respective hotels (located in Miraflores, San Isidro or Lima downtown). No pick-up available from private residences or Airbnb. If you are staying in a private residence or Airbnb, please call the supplier at least 24 hours beforehand to arrange a meeting time and point.End point: Same as the starting pointScheduleOpening dates09:00 - 12:00Duration: 3 HoursGuide optionsGuide type: Guide