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Caral

Av. Las Lomas de la Molina 327 | Urb. Las Lomas de la Molina Vieja, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2052500
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Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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“oldest city” (12 reviews)
“day trip” (23 reviews)
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Av. Las Lomas de la Molina 327 | Urb. Las Lomas de la Molina Vieja, Lima, Peru
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+51 1 2052500
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

I was working in Lima, but had the weekend off and really wanted to visit Caral. It is the most ancient major ruin in the Americas and was only recently discovered. Online I found a few day tours from Lima. Some were extremely expensive ($450)...More

5  Thank JonathanCM1
Reviewed 12 April 2013

Its a good ruin tour if you have limited time and if you haven't seen Pachacamac and all the other ruins around Lima. What is very interesting is that lots of ruins are under most houses in Lima and that they just started excavating in...More

2  Thank FrequentTraveller261
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Excellent! Very interesting, 5000 years old city. The oldest in America. You see a crew of of Arquelogists, restauring the piramids, stone by stone. Caral was a large place of trade. Bartering was involved. They had items from the jungle and fish from the coast....More

4  Thank Paisanita
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Oldest city in America! If you visit Lima you have to go. Its a 2 hour trip but a place to visit. I rented a car a drive and was able to stop and other attractions on my way back.

2  Thank Raynando
Reviewed 20 March 2013

This is a UNESCO site that is a long day journey from Lima but well worth the trip. The site just began archeological work in 1994 and in a few years if the economic conditions continue on the right path in Peru it will be...More

3  Thank lisa c
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Ancient ruins that are being carefully exposed. They are as old or older than the Egyptian pyramids. Very interesting. If you're interested in history/archeology it is truly amazing. I felt as if I was not on this planet.

1  Thank Craig K
Reviewed 10 March 2013

We saw Caral on a very long day trip from Lima. Definately worth spending an extra night here... As too long a day ( especially with kids!!)

1  Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 9 March 2013

I finally got the chance to visit Caral in 2011. But I had high expectations for this place because most people that visit and don't visit say that it is the Machu Picchu of Lima, not to be missed, they say. Don't get me wrong,...More

1  Thank chiquibabe
Reviewed 24 February 2013

The oldest civilisation ruins in South America-the only problem is the difficulty of getting there. You either take a private tour which travels the back way through the chicken farms or walk a few kilometres from New Caral village. The site has only been open...More

2  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Caral is the oldest known urban centre in the Western Hemisphere, dating back to the time of the Egyptian pyramids. Recent archaeology suggests there may be another urban centre--also part of the Norte Chico civilization of which Caral is a part--that is even older but...More

7  Thank tsmada
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Patrick C
8 April 2017|
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Response from Danny P | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry but I dont know any tour companies. We went with a private tour. If you have a car you can drive by yourself. The way from the highway is a bit hidden and its like 10km ofroad driving to the site. Also there are no... More
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twix0u
30 March 2017|
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Response from VG73 | Reviewed this property |
Heat and sun exposure are the main concerns. There is a good 30 min walk from the parking lot plus about 1 hr visit but I assume you guys are in good enough shape to carry the baby in a carrier. Stroller is not a good... More
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Adelheid Z
26 September 2015|
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Response from Mario M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it is open from 9 to 5 every day, when you get there they normally assemble a group and take them on a tour of the ruins, highly recommended to understand what you are looking at. I recommend taking the Mirabus tour as... More
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