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Caral

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Av. Las Lomas de la Molina 327 | Urb. Las Lomas de la Molina Vieja, Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a tour here with private Lima tours with Sara. The journey was long big worth it. The guide at Caral was amazing he only spoke Spanish but his enthusiasm and passion for this place was shown.

Thank peaceluvwarrior
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Carl solidifies that the Inca civilization was vast. This area is not on the mountains, so if you miss Cusco, due to altitude sickness, make sure you see this.

Thank Laura A
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is a site increasing in it's popularity due to it's historical significance. Dating back to before the Egyptian Pyramids, we were told the local town people from Caral (which the site is named after) are involved in the excavation and take pride in the...More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed July 28, 2018

My partner loves history but this was disappointing. Not what I had anticipated and for the price of a tour and for the length of time to get here from Miraflores we really felt that we wasted a day of our trip to see this....More

Thank Caomhie
Reviewed July 4, 2018

This old remnants of “pyramids” was definitely a highlight of our city tour and the first stop. Of course one cannot expect it to be like Egypt but definitely worth having a look for the history’s sake!

Thank Kalindi D
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Our family of four went to the Caral Ruins - remnants of the 5,000 year-old civilization north of Lima. Standing on the ground where our fellow Homo sapiens lived productive lives in a thriving commune 5,000 years ago was very special. The conjectured connections to...More

1  Thank Yoko F
Reviewed April 28, 2018

I would never, ever work with Viator again. I have traveled around the world on my own and am not easily confused when working with a travel company. And, I speak fluent Spanish so this wasn't the source of the miscommunication. The website is deceptive...More

3  Thank MerianneL
Reviewed April 22, 2018

There are many ruins in Peru such as Machu Picchu, Chan Chan, etc. Caral is smaller in comparison and it is just as interesting. Ask around to get an inexpensive way of getting there.

Thank adaeroplan
Reviewed March 19, 2018

went with my nephews that were 2 and 5. not kids friendly place and it was too hot to be walking around with them. tour itself was ok.

1  Thank Izumi O
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Great place to visit for history buffs. It doesnt knock you over with outstanding sites, but you absorb the significance of this find.

2  Thank N3048CUwilliamp
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Patrick C
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Danny P | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry but I dont know any tour companies. We went with a private tour. If you have a car you can drive by yourself. The way from the highway is a bit hidden and its like 10km ofroad driving to the site. Also there are no... More
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twix0u
March 30, 2017|
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Response from VG73 | Reviewed this property |
Heat and sun exposure are the main concerns. There is a good 30 min walk from the parking lot plus about 1 hr visit but I assume you guys are in good enough shape to carry the baby in a carrier. Stroller is not a good... More
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Adelheid Z
September 25, 2015|
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Response from Mario M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is open from 9 to 5 every day, when you get there they normally assemble a group and take them on a tour of the ruins, highly recommended to understand what you are looking at. I recommend taking the Mirabus tour as... More
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