Caral, World Heritage

Full day

Older than 5000 years and located on a dry desert terrace overlooking a green valley, Caral is the oldest known city in the Americas. It was a civilization contemporaneous with Babylon and China at its greatest and the progress of research on this site with monumental stone architecture and clear evidence of ceremonial functions, has revealed the complex organization and technology reached by this culture.

Overwiew

  • Full day excursion to Caral leaving from Lima.

Included

  • Round trip transfers and transportation
  • Lunch
  • Entrance
  • Professional guide

Not inlcuded

  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar, laundry, medical expenses, etc.

Full day

Early morning departure in a journey along the Panamericana Norte Highway for 182 km. Continue on for a non-paved road to Caral. World Heritage listed site covers an area of around 60 hectare and recent excavations revealed an elaborate complex of temples, plazas and some of the largest pyramids in the world. Caral’s antiquity makes Peru one of the seven cradles of civilization. After visiting this extense sacred city which redefined the history of urban society, enjoy a traditional lunch in a nearby town. Return to Lima. Arrive to your hotel at the end of the afternoon.

Optional: This tour can be done in private basis.