Join us for a day trip from Lima, Peru as we head 40 kilometers outside of the city centre to visit the Pachacamac Ruins and Museum followed by a Peruvian food buffet at Dpaso Mamacona which also featured traditional Peruvian folklore dancing, music and horse performance.
Pachacamac located in the Valley of the Lurín River is named after the earth maker and flourished for 1,300 years before Spanish invasion. Some of the famous archeological structures include the pyramids and temple of the sun.
After visiting this site and the museum we head over to Dpaso Mamacona where we had an amazing Peruvian food buffet featuring appetizers, mains and desserts. During the meal we were entertained by Peruvian folklore dancing and music and following the meal we witnessed a horse performance.
Overall, it was a fantastic day trip from Lima and something we’d recommend if you’ve been in the city for a whole and you’re looking for a change of scenery.
Information for the places we visited on our Lima day trip:
Site Museum and Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac
Archaeological museum in the Lurín District, Peru
Address: Antigua Panamericana Sur 31.5, Lurín LIMA 16, Peru
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9a.m.–5p.m.
Phone: +51 1 3215606
Restaurant (Buffet) + Horse Show + Peruvian Folklore Dancing
Address: Alameda Mamacona, Pachacamac, Peru
Hours: Monday to Sunday 12–5p.m.
Phone: +51 1 4450567
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Day Trip From Lima, Peru | Pachacamac Ruins + Peruvian Food Buffet + Peruvian Folk Dancing Travel Video Transcript:
It is time for a day trip. We have been spending a lot of time in Lima. And today we finally convinced my Aunt to take us somewhere. It is nice of her to be honest. So we at Pachacamac. We drove maybe about an hour outside of Lima. It was a very short drive to be honest. So the plan is we’re going to visit the museum of Pachacamac, then the ruins of Pachacamac. And then we are going to a show to see the Peruvian horses do the dance. It is like a horse show. It is kind of like the Peruvian gauchos right? It should be really cool. From what I’ve read we have a buffet. We have a Peruvian buffet for so we’re going to be eating a lot of really good Peruvian food too. So basically three really awesome activities for the day. Let’s get started.
Pachacamac is an archeological site that sits 40 kilometers southeast of Lima in the Lurin Valley. The archeological complex is made up of plazas, palaces and temple pyramids but our first stop was a museum to see some of the artifacts that have been found in the area.
A few quick facts before we start touring the ruins. So tickets we paid 15 Soles per person.
The earliest construction in Pachacamac date from the first century but that site reached its peak during the Wari Culture sometime around the 10th century. This was considered to be an important religious site and pilgrims would come to pay homage to their creator god Pachacamac. Who was associated with War and whose anger resulted in tremors and earthquakes.
We’ve left the ruins behind and arrived at Dpaso Mamacona.
This is my starter. I went for causa, some ceviche, tiradito and a few different salads.
I have potato with huancaina sauce which is really really good. I have causa which I also doused with that too which again is like soft potato inside. It is like a yellow potato shepherd’s pie kind of. Inside you have avocado and meat. And then this was I forget the name of this one. Do you remember? Tiradito. Yes, it is fish with uh aji sauce. But a spicy yellow pepper sauce. You got octopus as well. Which is what is that one called again? Pulpo.
This is part of our Travel in Peru video series showcasing Peruvian food, Peruvian culture and Peruvian cuisine.
Music by YouTube Library.