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Citadel of Pachacamac: 1/2 Day
Archeological tour through the sacred citadel of Pachacamac
Pachacamac is an archeological site 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Lima in the valley of the Lurin River. It's construction as a religious center began in the 200´s CE, before the conquest of the Inca. Temples made out of mud that reached the skies, connecting the earth and the spiritual world. It is a land of energy, a sacred place. The Oracle of Pachacamac was the most important ceremonial center for the early Andean cultures. The god of tremors, Pachacamac, ruled nature, winds, rain and time.
A place of temples and priests, the Oracle of Pachacamac was even consulted by the Inca King, who traveled there from Cusco to forsee his future. Consulting the oracle required high spiritual and body awareness. Meat, salt and sex were forbidden for months in preparation to speak to the priests. Touring the Citadel of Pachacamac offers a panoramic route of palaces, temples and pyramids. We'll enter Temple of the Sun, the main temple of Pachacamac, located on top of the Citadel. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean and feel the energy of this amazing site.
During the tour we stop at the Bridge of Sighs in Barranco and enjoy a panoramic view of the bay and the streets of Chorrillos.
- Tours leave on Tuesdays through Sundays at 9:15am and 2:15pm
- Includes hotel pick up (in Miraflores or San Isidro or elsewhere upon request)
- Duration is 3 1/2 hours
- Premium bus service
- Professional guide fluent in English, Spanish, German, Quechua
For tips on what to bring, check our Travel Tips page.