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Lima - Pachacamac: A Pre-Hispanic Oracle on the Pacific Coast

Pachacamac: A Pre-Hispanic Oracle on the Pacific Coast

(36 reviews)
Pachacamac, Lima, Peru
45 mins

About the tour

Travel back in time and learn how Peru’s pre hispanic constructions used to be before the Spanish conquest with this tour fully focused in archaeology and history of ancient Peru. During this visit we will explore the complex of Pachacamac , an ancient oracle known to be the most powerful and accurate of the cost of peru since the pre inkan times. You will learn about the societies that existed in Lima before the arrival of “conquistadors” (including the famous Incas) and the evolution of 1500 year of native architecture in this territory.

Meet your local guide


Vanessa is a native from Lima, Perú. An archaeologist wanna-be and momma to three, she is always on a never ending search for the best ceviche in town! Vanessa is an official tour guide and has been an ambassador of her city since 2006 with such a passion for history that she married an archeologist. After spending almost 14 years solely in the travel and tourism space, she decided to reinvent the tour guide wheel and go “virtual” with you! While Lima can sometimes be misunderstood by many for its chaos and busyness, it woos you with its incredible cuisine, warm people and stunning archaeological sites. In her tours, you might catch a spectacular sunset in the ocean while seeing surfers waiting for the last waves before going home, spot an ancient archaeological site, or explore amazing Peruvian dishes at some of the city’s popular restaurants. “My biggest interest lies in being an interpreter of my culture and an ambassador of my country to others visiting Peru. I learned many years ago that travelers see the country they visit through the eyes of their tour guide, and to me, that is a powerful reason to give my 100% each time and to love my job,” she says passionately. Join Vanessa on a tour as she takes you to her favorite places in Lima. You won't find a more passionate and enthusiastic guide.

Vanessa has been guiding since Jan 2006

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Lima with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Lima. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Arja J.

02 February 2021

I loved this tour, it was amazing to see a side of Lima I never expected to be there. And meeting the husband was an extra bonus. Thanks for a great experience Vanessa

Maria (Ottawa) C.

31 January 2021

Great tour Vanessa. Interesting and informative. You’re one of the great tour guides VT has for us and we are grateful for this.

Sara C.

29 January 2021

I enjoyed the visit to Pachacamac. An idea for future tours -- If you have any pictures of artists' or archeologists' vision of what the complex once looked like, that would be interesting and fun to see.

Shelly A.

29 January 2021

Thank you so much!

Clare L.

29 January 2021

I could not join the tour because my internet kept dropping out and freezing. So sad but will try again

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