Rome of the Andes: Visit the Pachacamac citadel, often called the Rome of the Andes, with its temples, streets, pyramids, cemeteries and home of the most famous oracle in the Andean empire. People from all over the Tawantinsuyo Empire visited this shrine to learn what the future held in store for themselves, their communities as well as the outcome of important battles, possible droughts and other catastrophes.
DURATION: HALF DAY
BARRANCO + CHORRILLOS
We will pick you up at 09:00am, then We begin our tour in Barranco, Lima’s most bohemian suburb and the prefered location to enjoy nightlife in Lima. We will see Barranco’s Central Park, its Municipal Library, the traditional Bridge of Sighs, the colonial homes and its famous boulevard. Next, we will head over to Chorrillos, once the most exclusive summer resort in Lima. Nowadays, Chorrillos is the only suburb in Lima that boasts an ecological reserve called “Pantanos de Villa” which we will see on our way to Pachacamac.
We will drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial center in the Peruvian coast during pre-Inca and Inca times. Pilgrims went to this large complex to pay homage to the creator god Pachacamac. Throughout the centuries Pachacamac was occupied by many different Andean civilizations such as the Lima’s, the Wari’s, the Ichma’s and finally by the Inca Empire. However, the Pachacamac Oracle always remained a religious center. We will see several pyramidal temples and enclosures from different time periods such as the Adobitos Temple (I C. A.D.), the Old Temple (I C. A.D.), the Painted Temple (VIII C. A.D.), a pyramid with a ramp (XIII C. A.D) and the Temple of the Sun (XV C. A.D.). Besides the ruins we will also visit an on-site museum displaying pottery, textiles, shell and stone ornaments, as well as the wooden Pachacamac idol found during excavations in 1938. At the end of this tour, you will have a choice to either shop at the Indian Market, the Larcomar Mall or return to your hotel.
- Tourist transportation
- Professional tour guide
- Admission tickets
- Audio commentaries about the history of Lima
In addition to your tour guide’s “live” briefing, our audio tour includes little-known facts about the history of Lima as well
- Hotels (we can arrange)
Places to Stay
|NUMBER OF PERSONS||02 PERSONS||03 PERSONS||04 PERSONS||05 + PERSONS|
|PRICES PER PERSON||USD 100.00||CONSULT US||CONSULT US||CONSULT US|
*If you are a group more than 8 people let us know, we can make special prices.
*We also have private services for you (consult us)
HOTELS IN LIMA
RESERVATION IN HOTEL : OPTIONAL
We select some hotels in this destination, here you can find some of them, but if you would like other accomodation we have a lot of options for you.
|BELMOND MIRAFLORES PARK||5*||www.belmond.com/es/miraflorespark-lima/|
|JW MARRIOT HOTEL LIMA||5*||www.espanol.marriott.com/hotels/travel/limdt-jw-marriott-hotel-lima/|
|HILTON LIMA MIRAFLORES||5*||www.lima.hilton.com|
|CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION||4*||www.casa-andina.com/casa-andina-private-collection-miraflores/|
|CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL||5*||www.crowneplaza.com|
|LEON DE ORO HOTEL||3*||www.leondeoroperu.com|