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Av. Las Lomas de la Molina 327 | Urb. Las Lomas de la Molina Vieja, Lima, Peru
+51 1 2052500
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Av. Las Lomas de la Molina 327 | Urb. Las Lomas de la Molina Vieja, Lima, Peru
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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 21 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
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Me and my wife went to see Caral because when planning our trip to Lima we found out about this incredible civilization of 5000 years ago, contemporary of Mesopotamia, but isolated from other civilizations. The site was more impressive than we expected. If you are...More

4  Thank Fabio F
Reviewed 7 February 2013

Even 20 years ago, no one suspected there would be a great civilization discovered along the arid Peruvian coast, a preceramic civilization that sprang up well before the great Chavin ceramic culture in the mountains. The Norte Chico Civilization is currently dated to 2800 BC...More

6  Thank Patrick63PaulaToo
Reviewed 24 January 2013

If you want to learn about the civilizations of the New World that rival those in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Greece for their antiquity and splendor you must visit Caral for its pyramids, Chan Chan, the Temples of the Sun and Moon near Trujillo, the Lord...More

5  Thank mjrg59
Reviewed 16 January 2013

We (2) were taken buy Peru Golden Shuttle in a private car to Caral. We entered thru a back road so we did not have the 45 minute hike across the river and desert to the site. Because of their relations with the in-house site...More

4  Thank RockwallTraveler
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Very unique place. I didn't expect something like this only 2.5 hours outside of the crowded and a bit chaotic Lima. The site is really old and also in its most original form. Because this place hasn't been fully commercialized, there weren't many tourists at...More

7  Thank piefaceaus
Reviewed 11 December 2012 via mobile

I'm in Lima for a week and getting pretty bored. So I decided to go see the pyramids at Caral today. I used Perú Smile (because of a few good reviews here) and was very pleased w the service. For one, I emailed the company...More

2  Thank Jennifer M
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...More

1  Thank RichardfromHB
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,...More

1  Thank jul002
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Patrick C
`Most tour companies require a min. of 2 people but I would be going solo. Do you know of any that do larger groups that I could join, or I don't mind driving but I tried to Google the site and do not see the connecting road of of the main highway. Any suggesstions?
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
Hi! I wanted to know if it was possible to visit Caral on a day trip from Lima with a 9 month old baby in early May? I'm concerned about the heat/sun, but is there anything else i should know? Thanks!
31 March 2017|
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
Adelheid Z
I'd like to know the opening hours of Caral
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