Caral

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  • Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +51-4312235
  • Ticket Price: 11 PEN
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Educational Site, Ancient Ruin, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site

These are the ruins of an ancient settlement. The place is about 200 kilometres to the north of Lima. The city is about 4600 years old. It occupies about 150 acres of land. After a 3 hour drive, you will have to walk for a kilometre before you make a steep climb to reach the desert area. The pyramids are beautiful but are all spread out. As you walk the sands and the rocky paths, you will discover one pyramid after another. When you see a whole ancient city sprad out in front you, you will be overcome by wonder and awe. If you are a history enthusiast, you will love this place. If you are not, you will become one. Highlights include:

  • A bookstore- with archaeology books about this site.
  • Guided tours
  • Souvenirs of ancient technology.
  • Horse carriage rides

Caral Travel Tips

  • The walk is long and tiring. Wear sports shoes and carry enough water bottles with you.
  • It is host and it’s dusty. Carry a sunscreen with you.
  • Most of the guides do not speak in English. Read up on the site or buy a book from the book store.

Entrance Ticket Details For Caral

  • Adults: PEN 20
  • Children (under the age of 5)
  • Senior Citizens (over the age of 65)
  • Students- PEN 1.00

How to Reach Caral

  • Take a bus from the Fiori bus terminal in Independencia, Lima to Supe or Barranca, north of Lima. From there take a minibus to Caral and walk to the main entrance.
  • Hire a taxi from downtown Lima.

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  • Caral Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
  • Caral Contact Number: +51-4312235
  • Caral Timing: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Caral Price: 11 PEN
  • Best time to visit Caral(preferred time): 11:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Caral: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 6.46% of people who visit Lima include Caral in their plan

  • 72.73% of people start their Caral visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Caral

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Caral

People normally club together Importaciones Y Exportaciones Felles E.i.r.l and Municipalidad Provincial De Huaura while planning their visit to Caral.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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