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Caral

Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 431-2235
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$310*
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Day Trip to Caral from Lima
90%
Ranked #12 of 132 Attractions in Lima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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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Lima, Peru
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great day trip from Lima. It's the oldest civilization in the Americas! Archaeologists are still working on it, but the services have already improved a lot since I first was there 5 years ago. They work with local people and take their social responsibility very serious, which makes it even greater to visit this. Unfortunately I don't... More 

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Anniston, Alabama
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86 reviews 86 reviews
20 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit. I will warn you that tour guides do not speak English but the signs are in English. It is very hot and very windy so come prepared with water and sunscreen. To stand where an ancient civilization once existed is priceless.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

A few hours up the Panamerican highway from Lima, across the desert are these ancient pyramids -- older than those in Egypt. Quite mysterious, and built by people before technologies such as iron, bronze, pottery or textiles were developed.

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Sydney, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
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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