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THE TEMPLE OF PACHACAMAC

Per Person (Based on 2 passengers) $396 USD
Per Person (Based on 3 passengers) $269 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-7 passengers) $216 USD
Per Person (Based on 8-9 passengers) $154 USD
Per Person (Based on 10-14 passengers) $172 USD
Per Person (Based on 15-19 passengers) $163 USD
Per Person (Based on 20-24 passengers) $126 USD
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THE TEMPLE OF PACHACAMAC

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Depart from the cruise ship pier and travel along the Panamerican Highway towards the Pachacamac ruins.

Your tour begins with a drive to Pachacamac, located about 19 miles to the south of Lima. During pre-Inca and Inca times, it was the most important ceremonial center of the Peruvian Coast. Constructed around 700 A.D., early inhabitants came here to worship and give offerings to their God, “Pachacamac,” who was believed to be the creator of the world and its creatures.

The city, which is four square miles, is divided into two parts: the sacred and temporal.

The Temple to the God of Creation was once the largest structure, and contained altars for sacrificial ceremonies. Traces remain of vivid frescoes that decorated the interior, and evidence shows that doors were elaborately inlaid with turquoise, coral, and rock crystal.

Situated in an extremely arid climate, the adobe buildings remained in astonishingly good condition until a freak storm in the 1920s caused massive erosion. Still impressive, these ruins evoke vivid images of the people and culture that once inhabited them.

Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Callao and your cruise ship.

  • This tour includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • A great English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Visit to the ruins of Pachacamac
  • An amazing archaeological experience!

Days of Operation

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Mon - no
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4.5 hrs) If you need to adjust your time, please call ShoreTrips prior to placing your reservation.
  • 1:00 PM (4.5 hrs) If you need to adjust your time, please call ShoreTrips prior to placing your reservation.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• This tour includes all transportation, entrance fees, and a great English-speaking guide.
• You will spend approximately 1.5 hours at Pachacamac.

Restrictions

• Please note: Pachacamac is closed on Mondays.
• As a result of port regulations and Callao being primarily a cargo port, you must take a shuttle outside of the main pier area to meet your guide. This waiting and transfer process can take 15-30 minutes. Please book a start time that is 1 hour after you have docked.