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Caral

Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
431-2235
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As featured in Daytrips from Lima
Ranked #18 of 128 attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had four days in Lima. After seeing the downtown and Miraflores sights, the water park, and the Larco Museum, we had finished the must-sees and had to decide what else we wanted to do. Based on the Tripadvisor reviews, we dedicated a day to the Caral trip. We went with Haku Tours, which offered the best price of all... More

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13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We know that most Americans head for Machu Pichu, but its only 500 years old. Caral ruins are 5000 years old. From my point of view, older is way better. These ruins are still being excavated but you can see enough to appreciate the work that went into constructing the original buildings. Our guide took the time to explain everything.... More

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Syracuse, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

It was amazing! I was there when it wasn't open for tourist. The most important fact is that our culture is as ancient as Egypt, Babilonia, etc

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

If you have an extra full day in Lima, find a day tour to Caral the oldest settlement in the Western Hemisphere. Amazing!

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SeaTac, Washington
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I booked this tour thru Caral Tours. They were totally professional in setting up the trip scheduling me with another woman so we could go on the same day. Pickup and driver were all on time and fine. Caral is very interesting. Problems was the guide, a freelance guide named Enrique Medina. He was extremely unprofessional. His English, both pronunciation... More

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North Arlington, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

A unforgettable trip, the site is breathtaking, I say site because they like to call then ruins. It is a good 4 hours away from the main Lima area, I recommend a tour because the roads getting there are tricky but beautiful. At the site you can get a tour guide with I strongly recommend. Time will go by so... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

It was very interesting and enjoyable. Our guide was really great. The only problem was getting there. It is a long (and rough) ride from Lima.

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Lima, Peru
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A fantastic place for a history buff, or anyone that has any interest in history at all. A long day for sure, took us around 4 hours to get there, and to be expected it was horribly hot in the middle of the desert. No Spanish guides, but if you pay a bit extra and take a tour from Lima,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Definetly worth it, oldest civilization in the Americas. Good guides. Of the beaten path, lots to discover

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Lima, Peru
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10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

It's a fascinating place. Lots of history. Signs are in English and Spanish, but the guides only speak Spanish. It's a long drive/day trip, but worth it for one visit. Not really for young children, but with a group of friends it makes an interesting day.

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