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Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 431-2235
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Definitively a must see, it is amazing to see such ancient ruins, as it is still being uncovered there are more questions than answers. The tour guides inside the ruins are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Definitively a must see, it is amazing to see such ancient ruins, as it is still being uncovered there are more questions than answers. The tour guides inside the ruins are knowledgeable, well informed and capable o answer most questions. Also great experience getting out of Lima and worth waiking up so early in the morning.

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Bancroft, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It was 'exciting' to experience rush hour traffic in Lima and the desert landscape north of the city during our 3 hour trip to Caral. The 5000 year old site covers 150+ acres. We were two of approximately 30 visitors! Very quiet. Tours are in Spanish only and you must take a tour. English placards are strategically placed to provide... More 

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Gold Coast
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The site of pyramids some distance out of Lima. Travel the Pan American Highway to get a view of the urban form of Lima. Travel off-road thru a lunar landscape to arrive at the site of a the remnants of pyramids thought to be over 5000 years old. A must.

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Lima
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Constructions of 5000 years old, very well preserved, much to explore and discover. Stunning 'pyramids' of a culture that disappeared without trace. If you love culture and history, you can not miss Caral.

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Mesquite, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Active archeological site being restored as tours are given. We took the tough way in by dirt road, but we didn't have to cross a river, and our parking spot was right at the entrance to Caral (You can drive on paved roads to a parking area near the Supe River, ferry across, and then walk a ways to Caral).... More 

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Cusco, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

If you like the history and ancients civilization, this is the place, you can see the first town in America 5000 years old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Our original plan was to use one of the tours operating in Lima. But timing was bad and the office was closed and the next day was Sunday. Our next option was renting a car, but after spending a day in Lima, I balked at trying to safely navigate out of Lima in one piece. Not to be deterred, we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Manage your expectations. This is not Egypt, Valley of the Kings. Nor is it Machu Picchu. It is the oldest civilisation in the Americas, and one of the oldest in the world. UNESCO World Heritage. Pyramids. Pre-ceramic no pottery. No military either! Trade with coast, cotton for sea products. Petroglyph of a quipu (those enigmatic corded knot things the Incas... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Getting there was quite an adventure. It took about three hours from Lima and we were advised to drive at 6 AM before the city wakes up and traffic is light. If you drive later, driving out of Lima will take a lot longer and the traffic is as bad as any other major third world city like Bangkok or... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

It's real schlep from Lima to Caral, especially given Lima's horrific traffic, but we thought that it was ultimately worth it. With traffic, expect almost three hours from Miraflores. Beware: The last few miles of road to the ruins is an awful rocky mess that crosses a not-completely-dry riverbed (who knows what happens when the river is high?). The culture... More 

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