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Caral Peru: Tours & Tickets

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La Zona Arqueológica Caral, Unidad Ejecutora 003 - Ministerio de Cultura, es responsable de las actividades de investigación, conservación y difusión de los valores sociales y culturales de Caral, la Civilización más antigua de América. Y es la...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Av. Las Lomas de la Molina 327 | Km. 184 Panamericana Norte - Valle de Supe., Lima 01, Peru
+51 1 2052517
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was quite expensive,,,but they do pick you up and drop you off. The guide was nice and flexible. We went to one additional site that was on our tour package...which was unexpectedly closed. He manage to work thing s so the we were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BillinMidMO
Reviewed September 8, 2019

This AMAZING place was settled 5000 years ago! If that doesn't impress you consider that they developed techniques for permanent fires and earthquake-proof buildings, to name two.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gerardo N
Reviewed May 22, 2019

If you're coming or going from/to the North or Huaraz, you can consider a stopover in Barranca to visit Caral. There are collectivos Huaraz Barranca. The Hostal Independencia was decent and, just across the street, collectivos do Barranca Caral for 6 soles but for the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pierre W
Reviewed April 28, 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed walking around the ruins and imagining life 5000 yrs ago. It was spectacular. Cons: no English tour guide Road to ruins was narrow and rutted Although bathrooms were nice, they were not upkept and there was no toilet paper there... After a 3...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Tina H
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Although a bit of a mission to get to (bus from Lima-Supe, collectivo from Supe- La Puenta, walk from La Puenta to the entrance) this was a truly unforgetable day! The adventure there made it even more special :)

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Injy J
Reviewed April 13, 2019

I didn't even have Peru on my bucket list, but once I visited, I couldn't get enough! Great people, great food, great weather! And the historic sites are magnificent!

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank markcT9575DL
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Caral and Bandurria is a must do in your lifetime. Oldest ruins in the America’s and possibly the world. Did a tour with Caral Tours and Lidia looked after us very well. Our guide Sheila was bilingual and we’re a large family which was perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank jamies962
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Caral is not the easiest site to visit but it is very worthy of a day trip from Lima. We hired a private guide and driver from a tour operator (Haku Tours).

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank flomap
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

I have mixed reviews on this. I took a tour that was supposed to be English and Spanish. Unfortunately no English was spoken. As a result, I was lucky enough to read the English verbiage on the boards but didn’t not get all the information...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kristinak27
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

We took a tour with a government sponsored tour. This costs 150 soles (about $45) and includes transport from Lima to Caral, lunch at Caral, tour guides, and a stop in Vichama (another archeological site of a similar age to Caral). A lot of private...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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November 18, 2018|
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Response from yellow_punker | Reviewed this property |
It took about 3 hours to get there (by car) from Lima and we stopped at Vichama (a similar newly discovered site). We had lunch there and probably spent a couple of hours walking around. So plan a day for the whole trip... More
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Response from Laura A | Reviewed this property |
I used Lima Tours for all my visits. They were at the airports with a sign with my name. They were at the hotels for the trans-ort and sometimes early. Lots of information and friendly. I'd use them again.
March 30, 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