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Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 431-2235
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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$119.00*
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Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima
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$318.00*
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Caral Archaeological Site Biking Tour from Lima
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All Inclusive Private Tour to Caral Archaeological Site from Lima

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Interesting especially if you like history

We were only here a short time ,but were impressed by the museum.It was very well laid out and the information was in both Spanish and English. We were only able to do the drive... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kellymill1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only here a short time ,but were impressed by the museum.It was very well laid out and the information was in both Spanish and English. We were only able to do the drive through tour of the ruins, but it was fascinating to see the work that had already been done.

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Buenos Aires
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest city in the Americas, this archeological wonder takes a while to get to from Lima (3-4 hours). The tour I went on was rushed and we were not given much time to explore on our own. You must enter the site with an authorized guide and they have the standard route down, so you can't vary. It's a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Caral is a nice ways out of town from Lima, this day trip is going to be a little of a let down if you've already gone to Machu Picchu, but it is definitely worth seeing if you got time to kill in Lima. The museum on site is small but very beautifully built and maintained.

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Cambridgeshire, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Caral was the highlight of a 13 day trip to Peru. Our holiday itinerary was put together with the help of Real World who specialise in holidays in South America. We had a private tour, setting off from Lima, which is a 3.5 hr drive, primarily on the motorway, until you near the site when the final 40 mins or... More 

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Wasatch Range, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Perhaps the oldest site , some 5500 year old ruins. A must if your into ancient culture. It takes a bit to get there but worth the experience

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It is interest and important to see. It is true that there are no magnificent buildings (like Machu Picchu), and please take into account that it is basically an open archaeological site. You will not be able to walk the place by yourself (as in Machu Picchu and many other sites around Cusco), but the orientadores are really good and... More 

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Peru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

You will not find incredible buildings, but is vey interesting to visit a 5000 year old city! You can walk to rich the entrance (from the parking lot) or hire a horse ride.

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Plainville,Ma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We went in the off season, not too many visitors. The guides don't speak English but if you can translate for the group you can get in free. We paid 11 soles each and 20 soles for the guide. The guide wss good but you had to ask him the questions to get information out of him. What a great... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Caral was well worth the drive from Lima. It is an incredible feeling to stand amongst the oldest civilization of the Americas and the second oldest in the world. Our guide was a local who truly put his heart into his job. The majority of visitors are Peruvian school groups rather than tourists.Overall, it was a memorable visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

Situated in a desertical area of the peruvian coast, the archaeologogical site of Caral is not only a wonder of history but also a well developed touristical attraction - even having wheelchair accessibility.

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