Explore Peru's past and present with a half-day guided tour. The trip begins in Barranco, Lima's most bohemian suburb and the preferred location to enjoy the nightlife of the city. You will see Barranco's Central Park, the Municipal Library, the traditional Bridge of Sighs, the colonial homes, and the famous boulevard. Next, you will drive down the South Pacific Coast Highway to Pachacamac, the most important ceremonial center on 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’', the Ichma’s, and finally by the Inca Empire. You will see several pyramidal temples and enclosures from different time periods. Besides the ruins, you 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.