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  1. Peru
  2. Lima
  3. Caral

From Lima: Full Day Trip to Caral

Product ID: 238807
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Discover the Sacred City of Caral, a representation of Andean culture which reflects the rise of civilization in the Americas more than 5,000 years ago. Explore the site's complex and monumental architecture, including 6 large pyramidal structures.
About this activity
Duration: 13 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Miraflores, San Isidro, or Historic Center of Lima.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the oldest civilization in the Americas
  • Learn about the pyramids, altars, and main squares of Caral
  • Explore this 5,000-year-old archaeological site
Full description
After being picked up from your hotel in Lima, travel to the north coast of Peru, which is known for its amazing archaeological complexes; evidence of the fascinating history of the country and South America. The remains of Caral will show you the history and culture of the oldest civilization in America.

Arrive at the exceptionally well-preserved site, which is impressive in terms of its design and the complexity of it's architecture. As you explore, find great pyramids, squares, atriums, and altars where different sacred ceremonies and offerings to gods were performed. Marvel at the quipu (the knot system used in Andean civilizations to record information) found on the site which testifies to the development and complexity of Caral society.

After your visit to the archaeological complex, go to the city of Huacho to see the Pittaluga House, the University Archaeological Museum, and the Malecón Playa Chorrillos. Enjoy lunch which is included before returning to Lima.
  • Round-trip transportation from Lima (hotels located in Miraflores, San Isidro or Historic Center of Lima).
  • Professional tour guide (English and Spanish)
  • Admission ticket to Caral
  • Introductory video
  • Lunch
  • Huacho city tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Unaccompanied minors
Know before you go
• Children younger than 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult
• Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes and bring a coat for the afternoon as the temperature can get a little chilly
• Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time
• Sales tax must be collected for Peruvians or foreign visitors who stay in Peru for more than 60 days; if applicable, sales tax will be collected by the local operator
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Product ID: 238807