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Caral

Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
431-2235
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$310*
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Day Trip to Caral from Lima
89%
Ranked #14 of 130 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Much of this site is still unexplored, it is an ongoing archaeological excavation. The site is large and can get quite hot so sunscreen and a hat is a must. It's simply breathtaking, 5000 year old pyramids set amongst mountains of the desert. It is a magical place and well set up for tourists. Nice little market on weekends.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

We learned about Caral from our guide, during the first day of our stay in Lima. We decided to go during our last day, since we had everything planned already. And it was well worth it. Drive took us about 3 hours. We were overwhelmed by what we saw. Guides are archeologists who work there, because they want you to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Caral is a site that pre-dates the Inca, well kept up and great tours with very knowledgeable guides, a site one should not miss.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

is just a few hours of Lima, we took a tour, and was fantastic, we enjoyed more the view at night, really ancestry ruins with great history. we heard that is the oldest ruins in peru.

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Take a bus from the Fiori bus terminal in Independencia, Lima which is nearby to the Northern Bus Terminal, to Supe or Barranca north of Lima. Both bus stations are are easily accessible from the Tomas Valle metropolitana bus stop. From Supe or Barranca take a collectivo to Caral and walk to the main entrance. There is no cover so... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I cannot go writte how magical I felt when I got there as is such a ancient and amazing place with a great vibe and few tourist .

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Colombo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I didnt feel this site warranted a special trip from Lima.However it IS the oldest civilization in America therefore may appeal to some. I found it a long drive, sunny, dusty and lonely. A hat/ umbrella and sun glasses are a MUST.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is an excellent archeological site. I don't really understand why it's listed under Lima attractions as it is a 3-hour bus ride away from Lima to either Supe or Barranca via the Pan American highway. Caral is thought to be the earliest known civilization in South America. The site represents an urban center inhabited around 2500 BC. There's a... More 

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This place is not very big yet, but time and money will cure that! Only a very small part has been excavated, but one can see the many mounds in the area just waiting to be uncovered and studied! If you are serious about photography, the day trips from Lima will not work for you because of the light at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This is an precolumbian site, the archeologists are still working and a visit is only permited with s local spanish guide. However, if you go with a tour, they will provide their own guide who will translate. The vestiges are impressives and raise quite a lot of questions - most of them are still unresponded. We will see in the... More 

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