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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caral and Bandurria is a must do in your lifetime. Oldest ruins in the America’s and possibly the world. Did a tour with Caral Tours and Lidia looked after us very well. Our guide Sheila was bilingual and we’re a large family which was perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Caral is not the easiest site to visit but it is very worthy of a day trip from Lima. We hired a private guide and driver from a tour operator (Haku Tours).

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I have mixed reviews on this. I took a tour that was supposed to be English and Spanish. Unfortunately no English was spoken. As a result, I was lucky enough to read the English verbiage on the boards but didn’t not get all the information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We took a tour with a government sponsored tour. This costs 150 soles (about $45) and includes transport from Lima to Caral, lunch at Caral, tour guides, and a stop in Vichama (another archeological site of a similar age to Caral). A lot of private...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank yellow_punker
Reviewed September 20, 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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!

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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edcblue
November 18, 2018|
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Response from yellow_punker | Reviewed this property |
It took about 3 hours to get there (by car) from Lima and we stopped at Vichama (a similar newly discovered site). We had lunch there and probably spent a couple of hours walking around. So plan a day for the whole trip... More
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Patrick C
April 7, 2017|
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Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
I used Lima Tours for all my visits. They were at the airports with a sign with my name. They were at the hotels for the trans-ort and sometimes early. Lots of information and friendly. I'd use them again.
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March 30, 2017|
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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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