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Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 431-2235
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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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Enjoyed our tour, took a day but like the ride as much as the place.

This is a must see if you have a day. It is dry but take some water. I understand on the weekends the natives sell stuff. They were not there when we were there. Would have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is a must see if you have a day. It is dry but take some water. I understand on the weekends the natives sell stuff. They were not there when we were there. Would have liked that. There were very few people at the sit so you have it to yourself. It is great! I actually enjoyed the drive... More 

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Brisbane
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20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

What a contrast these 2 ruins are......Caral is perfectly set up to wander around yourself and read the English signs in your own time....to take in the vibe. NOT SO !!! You will be placed in a group of up to 20 people [you could wait for an hour just waiting for the numbers to fill up ] and then... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Before you decide to visit please do consider the following: It is a three hour drive N of Lima. It is dry, hot and dusty and involves a lot of un-level walking in sand, gravel etc.. It is a full day in any itinerary. That said, i thoroughly enjoyed it and was very pleased that i convinced my self to... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I have mixed feelings about Caral. It is a 3h drive by bus so you have to commit a whole day. We went with 2 kids and 1 senior citizen plus 2 adults and all did Ok. The site is a 1km walk along a river valley from the parking but you can take a donkey cart. Once you get... More 

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you have any interest in archeology, Caral is WELL worth a visit. The Peruvian dessert is spectacular in its desolation. How cool to visit an archeology site only discovered in 1994 and still being excavated! I highly recommend hiring Fernando Salas from Magic Peru (magicperuvacations@hotmail.com. ) It is a long drive from Lima due to traffic and Fernando was... More 

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

caral is the first organised place of civilication in latin america and therefore a must-see if you are interested in culture. very experienced and informative guides. ubfortunately you cannot access all temples any more.

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place has a magical thing that I do not know really how to explain. You can feel the greatness of our past and its rich and varied culture. Give it a try. I am pretty sure that you will agree with my review.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

this place was weird, its very far, very hot and the its not comparable with sites like Machu Picchu or Kuelap, however it does have a mystic feeling and the layout is very impressive. If you have a spare day in Lima, give it a go.

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Los Angeles, California, Usa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Be prepared for lots of walking. Caral is interesting if you haven't seen a ruin before. The closest hotels to stay are in Barranca "Chavin" pretty good or Los Delfines, Chorrillos Beach and Casa Blanca Hostal located right at the beach, which is 5 min from Barranca.

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

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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Address: Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 431-2235
Location: South America  >  Peru  >  Lima Region  >  Lima
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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