OVERVIEW

This day tour will take you to the OLDEST city in America. Developed simultaneously with the ancient cultures of mesopotamia and Egypt approximately 5000 years ago.

The archeological 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 BC and 2000 BC.

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.

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 significantly, no trace of warfare or weaponry.

ITINERARY

7:00 am: Pick up from your hotel in Lima

10:30: Arrival at Caral

Caral tour: During this tour, you will see the varying constructions and 7 monumental pyramids. These buildings include an amphitheater, central squares, residential areas and religious centers.

After the tour is over, we will make our way back to Huacho, where we will have lunch.

17:30 pm: Return journey to your hotel in Lima

The price includes hotel pick up and drop off to your hotel providing it is located in: Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco and Lima centre. If your hotel is located in another area of Lima, there will be a small extra fee charged.

This tour requieres a minimum of 2 people in order to book.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • English/Spanish speaking tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to and from the site

CARAL DAY TOUR PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

CARAL DAY TOUR PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS

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