Many think that pre-colonial vestiges can only be found in the Peruvian Andes, however in Lima there was also an occupation before the conquest by the Andean man and for this reason today there are still samples of certain constructions and such is the In the case of the Sanctuary of Pachacamac, through a tour of this ancient ceremonial site we will learn more about the reason why it was considered one of the largest temples before the arrival of the Spanish.
By booking this trip, you will be helping provide a special Christmas breakfast for low income children in Cusco.
Our visit to the temple of Pachacamac and the traditional neighborhood of Barranco with a duration of half a day will give us the alternative to learn a little more about the ancient history of Peru whose ceremonial center still remains intact in many of its buildings and in Inca times it was inhabited by oracles who had the ability to predict the future.
We will also be able to know and visit the traditional neighborhood of Barranco where we will have the strength to cross and see the famous Bridge of Sighs that was the inspiration for the great Creole music singer Chabuca Granda.
Day 1: LIMA – PACHACAMAC TEMPLE
Our staff in charge at approximately 8 in the morning will be at your hotel to start the tour in our private mobility, heading as the starting point to the Archaeological Center of Pachacamac - Located in the district of Lurin. This is one of the most important temples on the entire Peruvian Coast that was built long before the arrival of the Spanish in South America but was nevertheless uninhabited in the colonial period. In this place we can find evidence of four different Pre Inca cultures such as Lima, Wari. Ychma and Inca; being the Ychmas, who made most of the constructions that are seen today in the place according to recent archaeological information.
During our tour we will also appreciate a huge number of ancient structures including temples, palaces, pyramids, aqueducts, cemeteries, squares, streets and others.The place was considered the home of one of the most feared divinities in the Andean religion, such as the God Pachacamac, who was considered to have the power to move the earth and generate earthquakes. Here, in this place, an idol was found that represents this deity and that today is exhibited in the site museum of the place.
It was the home of one of the most feared deities of ancient Peru known as Pachacamac, the one who had the power to move the earth and cause earthquakes, whose idol was found in the place and is exhibited in the site museum.
Approximately at 12 noon we will arrive at the Barranco district, which is considered one of the most traditional neighborhoods of the capital city. Its famous bridge of sighs stands out in this place since a famous popular legend tells that whoever crosses the bridge holding breathing will be able to fulfill your wish.
Taking advantage of the place, we will visit the Chabuca Granda square whose sculpture is exhibited in honor of her songs dedicated to Peru.
Finally, before boarding our return transport, we will take the opportunity to visit the Catalina Recavarren viewpoint since from here you have a magnificent view of the sea.
After our visit at 1 in the afternoon our transport will take us back to the hotel, arriving at approximately 1.40 in the afternoon.
After lunch we will return to our hotels at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Tourist transport
- Official tour guide in English or Spanish
- Visit to the Archaeological center of Pachacamac
- Visit to the Pachacamac site museum
- Visit to the Bridge of Sighs in Barranco
- Visit to the square of Chabuca Granda
- Visit to the Catalina Recavarren viewpoint
- Entrance to tourist attractions
- Ongoing support
- First aid kit
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Tips for your guide
BENEFITS OF TRAVELING WITH TERRA PERU AVENTURAS
- Assistance 24/7 a week in English.
- Qualified professionals on all tours
- Professional Guides in English on all tours
Please read the following information carefully. This will help you resolve your doubts and/or questions about our services
ARRIVAL IN LIMA
All our services start at their respective Hotel in the city of Lima, as the starting point for our pick up, our team will be willing to provide you with all the necessary logistics at no additional cost.
For which it is necessary that you provide us with the details of your hotel address 2 days before your arrival in the city.
The briefing is the information that is provided to our clients prior to a trip, this will be done one night before the selected activity at the hotel of their stay. In general, the schedule will depend on the other activities that you have planned to carry out, but many times it usually takes place between 6 and 7 at night.
HOW CAN I BOOK THE TOURS IN LIMA?
To start a reservation, the first thing we request is your personal data along with the details of the date you would like to do the walk or trip , then we will request an advance payment of 40% of the total value of the walk in order to generate the purchase of the necessary tickets for the tour.
After the deposit, our reservation staff will send you the confirmation of the reservation of the Tour which will include the DATE, NAME OF THE TOUR, PERSONAL DATA OF THE CLIENT, AMOUNT DEPOSITED AND AMOUNT PENDING PAYABLE UPON ARRIVAL IN THE CITY.
Terra Peru Aventuras offers you different payment methods depending on your needs, from bank deposits, transfers via Wester Union, as well as PayPal (consider +8% to the deposit to be made for reasons of bank commissions)
WHEN DO I MAKE THE FINAL PAYMENT OF THE TOUR?
In general, the total payment must be made upon arrival, we recommend making the payment in cash, due to commission issues from international banks that may be unfavorable to you in case you want to make a payment with your credit card. Our staff gives you more details about it.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER I HAVE PURCHASED THE TICKETS?
For all our tours with the exception of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Salkantay, yes! is possible to modify the date without any cost, this must be communicated to our staff as soon as possible in order to carry out the procedures for the modification with a new date.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH ALTITUDE SICKNESS?
Lima, Ica , Nazca and the Paracas reserve are located on the Peruvian coast, therefore the probability of altitude sickness is impossible, but we recommend that if your trip extends to other regions of the country such as Cusco, Puno,Any good experience will depend on a good physical condition, if you practice any physical activity regularly you should not worry about a possible altitude sickness, however as an additional recommendation we suggest acclimatizing, in this sense you should consider spending at least 3 days to do some walk and 1 day to be able to carry out some activity or cultural tour.
There are medications that could achieve better acclimatization, but since we are not doctors, we suggest you drink plenty of water and coca infusions to achieve better acclimatization.
WHEN THE TOUR ENDS, DO YOU TAKE US TO THE HOTEL?
Everything will depend on the style of travel that you chose. Our clients who travel in a private service have the option of ending the tours at their hotel. However, those who opt for a group tour, our tour ends in the Plaza Regocijo or close to it so that you can walk without any worries to your hotel.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Personal documents
- Bring a windbreaker jacket
- Cap or hat