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Address: Supe Valley, Lima, Peru
Phone Number: 431-2235
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Sat 09:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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US$119.00*
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Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima
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Caral Archaeological Site Biking Tour from Lima
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All Inclusive Private Tour to Caral Archaeological Site from Lima

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Amazing pre-Inca site

Caral was hard to find even for the local driver I got in Barranca (about 20 min drive). On the way, we saw women mashing grain with clubs just like they have done for years... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2012
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Huntington Beach, CA
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Huntington Beach, CA
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2012

Caral was hard to find even for the local driver I got in Barranca (about 20 min drive). On the way, we saw women mashing grain with clubs just like they have done for years. The river was way down so our rented compact car made it fine. The site is dry so water, cap, sunblock, and good shoes are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

It seems the ruins have undergone some nice upgrade with most explanation boards in spanish/english and interpretation centre (spanish only). You have to be accompanied onsite to ensure its preservation. (ruins about 5000 years old) I went there on myself and public transport from Lima, a bit long trip (6h one-way, a bit more on the way back as there... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Visit the Caral ruins and make sure you schedule lunch in Barranca at Tato. Great Tacu Tacu stuffed either with flounder (lenguado0 or sea food (mariscos). If you start early from Lima, say 8:00 am, you can be at the ruins by 10:30. Tour takes 2 hours, then for lunch and return to Lima

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

We just returned from a full day trip using Peru Smile as our tour guides. They picked us up at our hotel. There was a driver and an English speaking guide. We stopped for a snack at Delfino. Then on to Caral. The driver knew a back road that took us directly to the entrance so we did not have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2012

It was a bit of a trek out there, taking most of the day. But we went with Peru Smile, and the private car was excellent, and our guide kept us entertained with descriptions of the sights as we went past. The ruins were amazing, well worth the trip to see them. They stretched on throughout the desert and really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

Interesting and one-of-a-kind experince viewing the ancient ruins, which were lost until ~ twenty years ago. The ruins are located in a remote site north of Lima. Few people know about this hidden treasure. We toured with Peru Golden Shuttle which were very professional and knowledgeable. It takes some effort to drive to Caral so be be prepared for a... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

I've been to a LOT of ruins in my life but the sheer age of this place is just staggering. Take some kind of scarf to cover your bare skin or use a lot of sunscreen because it's blazing hot out there! Really worth the trip though if you're in to history and culture. I went there with my partner... More 

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Suwanee, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

This site is over 5,000 years. Very large complex. Well worth the visit.

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Lima, Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2012

Great ruins but even better local museum. Ruins are great but even better is the local museum that is located in the entrance. Nice moment to enjoy a visit of Barranca twon.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2012

A great example of the work Peru has done in presenting ruins and their history.

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