Carretera Cañete-Yauyos Km. 30
Incahuasi or "House of the Inca", located in the valley of Cañete, close to the town of Lunahuana, is the most important and strategic city built by the Incas in the region. It is kind of a small Cusco, as it is the exact image of this Inca city, built by orders of Inca Pachacutec.
Incahuasi or "House of the Inca", located in the valley of Cañete, close to the town of Lunahuana
, is the most important and strategic city built by the Incas in the region. It is kind of a small Cusco
, as it is the exact image of this Inca city, built by orders of Inca Pachacutec. The construction of this complex was done during the 15th century. It comprises four sections: the palace of the Inca, the quarters with its barns and warehouses, the convent city and the fortress.
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The Incahuasi Ruins are located 8 km southwest of Lunahuana
(9 km by road, +/- 15 min) and 143 km southeast of Lima
(188 km by road, +/- 2h30).
District : Lunahuana
Province : Cañete
Department : Lima
Coordinates : -13.02415, -76.17585
The site is not officially open to the public but the person who cares the archaeological remains of Incahuasi (on voluntary basis) and conducts research for many years offers guided tours of the site.
To schedule a visit, call ahead to 993 411 655.
The site is not officially open to the public. But there is a guide present that offers guided tours between S/. 40.00 for groups of 1-3 people and S/. 50.00 for groups of 4 people and more.
Approximate visit duration : 1h30
How to get to the Incahuasi Ruins ?
The nearest main city is Cañete
The nearest main city is Lima
How to get to Cañete by bus :
: Between 1h30 and 2 hours. To see bus companies, click here
: Between 2h and 2h30. To see bus companies, click here
: Between 3 hours and 3h30. To see bus companies, click here
In Cañete, there are taxis that will go to Lunahuana
in +/- 45 min. You can also take a van (or "combi") to the town of Imperial and then another combi to Lunahuana. In combi, the trip from Cañete to Imperial takes about 15 min and the trip from Imperial to Lunahuana takes about 45 min. From Lunahuana, there are motorcycle taxi, taxis and combis that go to the Ruins of Incahuasi in +/- 15 min.
Be careful, after +/- 5:00pm, if it's not a weekend of high season (national holidays, long weekends, etc.), it can become difficult to find a taxi back to Cañete
. The latest combis departures are at about the same time.
Person to contact :
Telephone : 993 411 655
Photos Allowed : Yes
Wheelchair access : No
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Nearby tourist attractions
Rafting in the Cañete River
Each year in Lunahuana, thousands of daring visitors test themselves with the tumultuous river. There is a large variety of specialized and safe agencies offering rafting services in the river. Just do it !
Nor Yauyos-Cochas Reserve
Some of the most beautiful sceneries of the Peruvian highlands can be found in the Nor Yauyos-Conchas Reserve. It offers really stunning landscapes, majestic mountains and glaciers, superb turquoise lagoons and some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country.
The Ballestas Islands are small rock formations located at short distance of the Peruvian coast. They are famous for being home to an important marine fauna like Humboldt penguins and sea lions and to be home to thousands of birds such as pelicans or cormorants.
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