Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip From Lima (Lunch Included)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The pick up from Airport : 22 Usd (1 or 2 people)
    Drop off : Free
    Airports
    J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This is the oldest known city in the Americas. Developed simultaneously with the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt about 5000 years ago.

Highlights

  • Ideal choice for families
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

The archaeological site of Caral is among Perus most impressive ruins and makes a popular day trip from nearby Lima. The UNESCO World Heritage listed site covers an area of around 60 hectares in the arid Supe Valley and was first inhabited between 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE.

Although initially discovered back in 1948, recent excavations of Caral revealed an elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas and some of the largest terraced pyramids in the world, leading archeologists to ponder the possibility of Caral being the fabled Mother City of ancient civilizations in the Americas. Now open to the public, the site has garnered acclaim for its beautifully preserved ruins and intriguing collection of artifacts, which include a quipu (a unique knot system used by ancient Andean civilizations) and a number of musical instruments fashioned from animal bones, but significantly, no trace of warfare or weaponry.

Inclusions

Hotel or Apartament pickup and drop-off (hotels in Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, Lima center only)

Professional guide

Professional driver

Private transport

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Caral Peru

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat, take a bottle of water with you and spare battery for your camera.

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Aug-2019

    Caral was magnificent! We were the only people there looking at buildings/pyramids that date back to 3000 BC. The site of an unknown but technologically advance civilization was amazing. We saw Machu Picchu and Pachucamac and this site at Caral is every bit as exciting to see. The long trip from Lima to Caral was worth the trip!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our guide, Jimmy, was very informative and provided us with great information about the research and work that went into the site. The site itself is still being worked on full time, but there is already a lot to see. I recommend this for any history, archeology, geology and anthropology enthusiasts as well as anyone else curious about ancient civilizations in the Americas.

  • 24-Jul-2017

    Wow! This place is impressive. We were picked up in the early am by our private tour guide in a private car and driven 3 hours to Caral. Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice. He answered all of our questions and brought us to lunch in a local town. The food was great. It's best to see this place now before it becomes a tourist hot spot.