Pacha Trails

The Pachacamac photo trip covers the lower lands of Lurin River, south from Lima city. The trip takes us by some hiking/biking trails to explore amazing landscapes and hills that only in months of august-september become green because of the drizzle and low temperature, the rest of the year they may be totally dry.
If hiking too much does not fits you, we may travel by car on the most part of the trip, stopping in some places for some photography and using some very flat short trails.

Landscapes and in winter more birds and flowers.

The trip can be done the whole year, as a half day trip or full day.
From July to October it may be wet or very muddy, but is the time with more wild life, rest of the year is dry.

Trekking poles is a good idea if you like to hike and in winter time helps to keep the balance on some slippery places.
Basically in summer (feb-mar) must use sunscreen and fresh clothes with higher temperatures of 30C, during winter (aug-sep) trekking shoes, long sleeves and a windvest or light raincoat for temperatures of 13C.
Food, just some snacks and water.

A hike in the area may take 3 to 4 hours, moving slow, stopping for photos.
Best hours are very early or late. So leaving the city at 6am or 2pm are good choices in summer, and in winter 9am or 1pm are good choices too.
Add 3 to 4 hours of total transportation to complete 7-8 hours.

OPTIONS: If requested we may add (extra cost) visits to Pachacamac Ruins and Museum, Villa Wetlands, lunch at Pachacamac district, other areas of the valley.

Duration: 4 hours on destination plus 3 hours of transportation.
Season: All the year
Lenses: Wide angle / 24-105 mm / 300mm+ / Macro

– December to April we suggest to start very early leaving hotel around 6am so we can be back around 1pm or leave the city at 2pm to be back at 8pm
– Trips during November to June are targeted more in the valley.
– Trips during July to October are targeted more at the mountains (fog oases).
IMPORTANT: Can be tailored to Photographer needs and interest and/or extend the timing as request. Ask for price and options.

Rates in US Dollars (USD) or Soles (PEN) at exchange rate

WHAT WE INCLUDE: Private transportation to/from Miraflores or Barranco districts. Other districts ask. Leaded by a Professional Photographer.
NOT INCLUDED: Meals, entrance fees, local guides on sites, tips. assistant, hiking poles.

RESERVE your photo trip

    Booking procedure:
    After pre booking by the web form, or contact us by whatsapp, chat or email, please send a list with names, passport numbers, tour date, meeting point and any request you think could be important, as kind of things you want to photograph, personal style, personal website, mobility issues, etc.
    Remember we work only with small groups and private services.

    For booking, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance will be due before or at the time of the scheduled tour.
    At crowdy places, for personal safety reasons is recommended to have a good backpack and never leave your stuff apart from you.
    We allow any kind of cameras.
    Use of sport or very confortable shoes fully recommended.
    Not included meals, drinks, personal expenses, travel/accident insurance, lodging, unless we agreed to include.

    Trips outside Lima city include the transportation. For trips in the city private transportation support is available under request and extra cost.
    Other timing or arrangements for mobility handicap or extra assistant under request and extra cost.
    Photography lessons and special requests available (ask).

    1. For better chances to find an open date, requests and bookings must be done at a maximum of 72 hours before tour date.
    2. If cancellation occurs is considered as No Show and booking advanced payment is not subject of refund.