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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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  • Average8%
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“oldest city” (12 reviews)
“day trip” (24 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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Reviewed 2 June 2013

Not as quite as impressive as ruins of the sacred valley but still worth a visit. Getting there is hard but a part of the good experience just ask locals how and practice your Spanish! Not a lot of tourists there which is nice but...More

1  Thank Megan D
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

Super interesting site, few visitors, new and clean facilities (toilets!!). Highly recommend visiting before it becomes super popular tourist site like those in Cusco.... We read about price of tours from Lima and thought there were very overpriced. My husband and I did it independently...More

14  Thank ShirleyG60
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

It's incredible that this was only discovered 18 years ago and is the 2nd oldest known civilization in the world. You can walk through the entire area and really feel like you stepped back in time. There are a lot of interesting theories as to...More

2  Thank meshellatl
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Reviewed 6 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
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Reviewed 13 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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 15 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
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Reviewed 11 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
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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
31 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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