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Caral

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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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$318*
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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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Private Caral Full Day Trip from Lima

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wharb82498
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Plainville,Ma
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Plainville,Ma
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank Haley227
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank dlirajor
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

I was lucky to be able to make this journey with Hakutours, I managed to organise a trip on my last day in Peru. This site is just beginning to appear on the tourist radar. The information centre contains a lot of interesting presentations about this mysterious site which is only now being excavated. The journey from Lima is a... More 

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Thank Julian P
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I've been studying Archaeology at the University of Colorado and I finally go a chance to see what I've learned at a real site. The landscape is beautiful and the tour was great. I would highly recommend this tour to everyone.

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Miri, Malaysia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've read many comments of people coming all the way from Lima, even the people I walked with today also came from Lima on a long ride. What I gonna share is more to those who travel from North Peru to South. I took a bus from Huaraz and arrived at Barranca city's roadside around 4pm so I have to... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Honestly if you are looking for history this is a place worth visiting since it is like 3 hours far from Lima and the road to get there is not so nice. However, it is impressive, but there isn't much to see. As I said if you're looking for history, it is a place that you must visit if you're... More 

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Charlotte, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

We spent a whole day travelling to see Caral. This is not a cushy tourist site. It is a long drive from Lima, 3-3 1/2 hours and can only be reached by car during the dry season when you can drive thru the river. The site is fascinating. Built 5000 years ago with such precision and planning. Don't miss this.... More 

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Ede, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Nice place to go which is close to Lima, it is very warm because it is in the dessert, so use fresh clothes and take sunblock, if it is summer.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

What a discovery, the day trip although a big day, was amazing. I fully recommend the experience. We went with some knowledgable locals so do you homework with what tour company ti use.

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