Caral, 5,000 years defying the time


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children is allowed.

Friendly: Yes.
Yes, the people needs to be able to get on and off the vehicle.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (advanced), Portuguese (conversational), Spanish (fluent)

Visit the oldest city in América continent + Lunch in Huacho city (included with drinks).

We go to pick you up from your Hotel.
We go in North directión to get Panamerican Highway. A cloudy desert shows us the influence of the Humboldt sea current in peruvian Coast, then we see some fields. After some hours of trip, we take a detour in direction to the archeological complex.
Caral is one of the oldest cities in the world (3000 B. C. ) and the oldest one in América continent, it's placed in the select group of the most ancient civilizations of the planet: China, Egypt, Mesopotamia and India.
In Caral we'll see some truncated pyramids with upstairs, important to get the top of each one for making rituals. Altars of Fire indicate us that some objects and remains of animals were burned during special ceremonies as long as the high class was in meetings at the Amphitheaters.
Made of stones and mud, Caral have withstood many earthquakes, for that, it was investigated by some japanese universities to know why is indestructible. In Huacho city we have lunch that is included.
We back Lima city.


Place 1: Caral archeological complex (truncated pyramids, altars of sacred fire, amphitheaters).
Place 2: Huacho city (stop for Lunch)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I'll go where yo were: House of relatives, Hotel, Cruise Ship (if you come by Cruise, is necessary using the shuttle bus to go out from the dock to the main door 'cause the Guides can't get in. I'll be in the door with your name on a sign).
In case of the Airport is necessary to make another booking for picking up.

End location: Let me know where you wish to end the tour.

Duration: 12 hours


We'll be using a comfortable and private vehicle a/c (H1 or similar).
For bigger groups, I can get a larger vehicle.

What’s Included

Private Transportation
Professional Driver
Tour Guide
Lunch in Huacho city (included with drinks)
Entrance Fees
Bottled Water
Local Sweet
Signal Wi-Fi for Internet (Social Networks)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 3.25 soles for 1 dollar - For souvenirs or snacks

What’s Extra

*Combine this tour with other places of your interest:
Caral, 5,000 years defying the time + Water Fountains Park



A Recent Review of this tour

This tour is fantastic. Our guide, Alfredo R, was very knowledgeable about the site and the history of the region. It is a long day, but well worth it. It is the oldest known settlement in the Americas, and the architecture is truly amazing. We did a private tour, and I would highly recommend that option. Alfredo answered all our questions, and the local guide we had at the site itself was great. This was certainly a highlight of our trip.
Andrew Sobey

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