CARAL

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The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009.

Caral, or Caral-Chupacigarro, was a large settlement in the Supe Valley, near Supe, Barranca Province, Peru, some 200 kilometres (120 miles) north of Lima. Caral is the most ancient city of the Americas and a well-studied site of the Norte Chico civilization.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR

We will leave Lima around 6 am and head to the North of Lima called locally as “Norte Chico”. It’ll take us 3 hours and a half to get to Barranca, a beautiful beach town, where we will have lunch and visit their beautiful beaches later.

Oncewe are in Caral, around 10 am, we will get ready to have a guided visit around the city for 1 hour and half. Here, we will learn about every detail that has been learned through the 25 years of studies that Caral has.

There will be time to take pictures, buy souvenirs, even have some local snacks before we leave to the beach for an incredible lunch in a Local restaurant with tons of options.

We will have 2 hours for lunch and time to relax at the beach before heading back.

We will be back at Lima around 8:00 pm.

Optional: We can stop on the way back to buy some typical Peruvian fruit.


TOUR ITINERARY

  • 05:30 – 6:00 – Hotel/Hostel Pick up
  • 06:00 – 10:00 – Heading direct to Caral, the north of lima knowns as “Norte Chico”
  • 10:00 – 12:00 – Guided in Caral
  • 12:00 – 13:00 – Free time to explore and take pictures
  • 13:00 – 14:00 – Transfer to Barranca
  • 14:00 – 15:30 – Time for lunch and explore the beach
  • 15:30 – 17:00 – Visit La Isla beach and Aspero ruins
  • 17:00 – 20:30 Transportation back to Lima. Hotel or hostel drop-off

INCLUDES

  • Pickup and dropoff from the Hotel in Barranco, Miraflores, San Isidro, and Downtown Lima.
  • Snack on board
  • Bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Transportation round trip from Lima-Caral-Barranca-Lima.
  • Entrance to the archaeological site of Caral.

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips

RECOMMENDED

  • Passports
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Extra cash
  • Photographic camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes for walking
  • Snacks.
  • Water

You better bring your best camera for this experience, we will also be going to the town of Barranca, where you will taste a good tacutacu or ceviche, or both!.

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Caral, the 2nd oldest civilization of the world.

Caral Location

Caral spawned 19 other temple complexes scattered across the 90 square kilometres (35 sq miles) area of the Supe Valley.

The date of 2627 BCE is based on carbon dating reed and woven carrying bags that were found in situ. These bags were used to carry the stones that were used for the construction of the temples. The material is an excellent candidate for high precision dating. The site may date even earlier as samples from the oldest parts of the excavation have yet to be dated. The town had a population of approximately 3000 people.

Are you ready to go? the booking process is quite easy and we will be in touch with you when you complete it

 

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