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Caral

Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
431-2235
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Ranked #16 of 135 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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La Jolla, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
54 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took a private tor w Vanessa who free lances for Caral Tours, but I had her services privately. She was great. Its amazing to see the oldest known civilization on earth. The moonscape was saw along the way was great. Also great stop for lunch on the way back in an authentic Peruvian town not really intended for tourists. Highly... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was thrilling to visit this ancient site. In contrast to other travelers, I first went to Barranca for 2 nights. Then I was able to visit Caral by taxi colectivo and hire a local guide on site. It took 3 days, but was a great way to experience the local culture.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews here on Trip Advisor, we decided to book a trip to Caral with Caral Tours. We're very interested in ruins and historical civilizations so we thought it was a perfect way for us to spend the day. We read that, although Caral Tours is a bit more expensive than some other options, they are... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A veery long and very, very interesting trip to the pyramids at Caral! Having lived in Egypt (with view to the pyramids in Giza from the roof of our apartment building across the Nile) the step pyramids at Caral reminded me of the one in Sakkara. With five pyramids you are in for almost two hours "walk and talk." A... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Caral is a remarkable site: the most ancient (by some measures) pre-Columbian civilization, comparable to ancient Egypt or Mesopotamia, situated in a desert and dependent on a thin ribbon of river resources. But the trip there was long and tiring: 3 hours each way through Lima's awful traffic and then along a coastal road that was mostly engulfed by fog.... More

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Palm Springs, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I again book atour there. As with most tours, never enough time given for exploring...tour guide was not the best

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Lima, Perú
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Be sure to get a really safe provider from the beginning. We were able to go on a drive your won 4X4 tour together with about 20 other families. Peruvian roads tend to be on lower tail of a normal distribution related to safety (both accidents and assaults) so my advise is to better play it safe and doublé check... More

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Hong Kong, China
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This caral set is said to have more than 4000 years. It has more than 10 pyramid, but only a few has been uncovered because of lack of resources. Much of the pyramid is damaged because of its long long history bit the remains of these ruin is still great. I have hire a private mini-van for my family of... More

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