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Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Peru has no shortage of archaeological wonders, but the ancient ruins of Caral are among the most significant, believed to be the oldest civilisation in the Americas. This full-day small-group tour from Lima includes a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed ruins, spectacular views over the Supe Valley, and lunch at a local restaurant. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Marvel at the pyramids and sunken amphitheaters of the Caral Archaeological Site
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed ruins with an expert guide
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalized experience
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Professional guide
Private transportation
Tickets to Caral
Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Brunch
Gratuities
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The pick up from Airport : 15 Usd (1 or 2 people)
Drop off : Free

Airports

  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru


Ports

  • Puerto del Callao... Rada Exterior E Interior, XV44+2WQ, Callao District, Peru


Departure Time

6:30 AM
After being picked up from your central Lima hotel in time for a 7am departure, set out on the around 3-hour journey to the Caral Archaeological Site. On arrival, follow your guide around the vast 148-acre (60-hectare) site in the arid Supe Valley and marvel at the elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas, and terraced pyramids, some of which rank among the largest in the world.

Along the way, learn more about the fascinating history of the ancient settlement, which was first inhabited between 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE, and hear why some archeologists believe that Caral is the fabled ‘Mother City’ of ancient civilizations in the Americas.

On return to Lima, your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Caral Peru
The archaeological site of Caral is among Peru’s 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. Now open to the public, the site has garnered acclaim for its beautifully preserved ruins and intriguing collection of artefacts, which include a quipu (a unique knot system used by ancient Andean civilizations) and a number of musical instruments fashioned from animal bones, but definitely, no trace of warfare or weaponry!
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY HAKU TOURS
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima.
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What is the social distancing policy during Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima.

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  • "The long trip from Lima to Caral was worth the trip!" See review
  • "The long trip from Lima to Caral was worth the trip!" See review

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Hidden Gem
Joanne_L
, Aug 2019
Uncovered in 1995, Caral is a magnificent 5000 year old archaeological site. My husband and I together with our guide from Lima were the only people there! We visited the main sites of 70 hectares (175 acres) where we saw the amazing architectural genius of the inhabitants from 3000 BC. The 3 hour trip from Lima was well worth the long trip. Caral is just as amazing as Machu Picchu.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
¡Hola Joanne! We want to thank you for your excellent review that makes us feel very proud of all our staff who are always happy to give you the best service and tours. It´s great to hear that you enjoyed our tour and Caral! It is the oldest city in the Americas and it worths a visit! ¡Muchos saludos!
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Archaeological Gem
joannelF2690NB
, 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!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Joanne, Thanks for sharing your review with the TripAdvisor community, we always try our best to bring you an excellent service! It´s great to hear that you enjoyed our tour and our city. Thank you so much!
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A unique must see place
Culture774455
, Jun 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.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Dear Costumer, thanks for your sincere words! Thank you for taking our Caral tour with us. Jimmy is an excelent guide who is always happy to share our peruvian history. Caral is one of our most important heritages here. A must in Peru! We are glad to know you enjoyed it! Kind regards.
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Wow! This place is impressive. We...
Missy
, 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.

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