Visit the stunning Pachacamac Ruins on this private Lima tour. Learn the significance of these ruins and the ancient civilization that created them as you explore the scenic grounds, taking a trip back in time. This private tour is ideal for history buffs and anyone looking to experience a slice of Peru's rich history, away from large crowds as you tour with an exclusive guide.
The Pachacamac Ruins are located about 20 miles outside of Lima in the Lurin Valley. Enjoy a comfortable trip with a professional guide, observing local daily life on the drive to your destination. Pre-Incan and Incan construction comprises the ruins, a former ceremonial center used by the inhabitants of Rimac Valley. Archaeological investigations state the ruins were inhabited as early as the year 200 AD and up to 1533 AD. Pachacamac, who the ruins were named after, was considered by natives as the creator of life and the universe.
Pre-Inca constructions include "Templo Pintado" (colored temple) and "Templo Viejo" (old temple), built with small clay bricks and pyramids with ramps. Following the Inca conquest, the "Tempo del Inti" (Temple of Sun) and an "acllahuasi" (house for 'chosen ones') were built. The Temple of Inti has a stone-made flight of stairs and passages along the edge of the main structure.
Book this private Lima tour today for a comprehensive look at the historic Pachacamac Ruins. Plenty of photo opportunities make this Peru tour one for the ages.