Caral

Caral
32 activities found
Sort by:

Traveling now? See what’s available for your dates

Top sights near Caral

Caral: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lima: Excursion to Caral and Bandurria

From Lima: Excursion to Caral and Bandurria

After picking you up at 9:00 a.m., we will head north until we reach the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Pyramids, temples and astronomical centers more than 5 thousand years old will welcome us to the first city in the Americas. Located in the Supe Valley, Caral was the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest place with human settlements in the world, behind Mesopotamia and Egypt. After getting to know the Caraline civilization up close, you will have an hour of free time to eat before heading towards the Paradise Wetlands area. We will visit the archaeological complex of Bandurria, an old fishing village. In addition to seeing pyramids, mounds and circular areas similar to those of Caral, we will approach a natural viewpoint from which we will obtain a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Albufera Paraíso. At the end of the visit to Bandurria, we will head back to Lima. The tour ends returning at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Lima: Caral Full-Day Private Excursion with Meals

Lima: Caral Full-Day Private Excursion with Meals

The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel and head on the Panamerican Highway to the citadel of Caral. During the trip, you will be served some fruits, cookies, and drinks on board for you to enjoy. Since it's a long drive and a private tour, stops are available during the tour. Before arriving in Caral, admire the beautiful landscapes of the Supe Valley, that is famous for the cultivation of products like avocados, potatoes, onions, strawberries, maracuyas, chili pepper and many more. Later, there will be a guided tour by the citadel where you will observe the great pyramids and the valley of Supe. The pyramids are believed to be built around the year 5000 B.C. You will visit the circular terraces, residential areas, pyramids, amphitheater, and main plazas. This private tour has been prepared to help you understand the history of the culture of ancient Peru. After the tour to Caral, you will visit Huacho, a populated city famous for its delicious dishes such as lomo saltado, rice with duck, seco a la huachana, milanesa de pollo, among many others. You will also visit a typical restaurant in front of the sea and enjoy lunch with dishes and drinks from the region. After lunch, you can choose to explore the beach of Huacho and see how the fishermen of the area work. You will return to Lima at approximately 5:30 PM.

From Lima: Caral, The First Civilization in America

From Lima: Caral, The First Civilization in America

Immerse yourself in the ancient history of this fascinating civilization with our guided tour to this archaeological site. Our expert guides will take you on a journey through time, providing you with valuable information and answering all your questions. Discover how the inhabitants of Caral lived by exploring the residential complexes. See carefully planned structures that reveal the organization and lifestyle of this ancient civilization. This was also a place with religious significance where important rituals were carried out. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we unearth the secrets of the Caral civilization. Book now and discover Caral's amazing legacy with us.

Caral & Bandurria Day Trip

Caral & Bandurria Day Trip

Once we've picked you up from the main hotels in the city at 9 am, we'll head north to the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Five thousand year old pyramids, temples and astronomical centres will welcome us to the first city of the Americas. Located in the Supe valley, Caral was the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest location with human settlements in the world, after Mesopotamia and Egypt. After getting to know the Caral civilization in detail, you'll have some an hour of free time for lunch before heading to the Paradise Wetlands area. We'll visit the Bandurria archaeological complex, an ancient fishing village. As well as seeing pyramids, mounds and areas similar to those of Caral, we'll approach a natural lookout point to make the most of the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and the Paradise Lagoon. The tour will end returning to your hotels in Lima at about 8 pm.

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

Explore the ancient sites of Caral, a sacred city, and Bandurria, an ancient fishing village, and learn about each site's history while seeing their ancient buildings with an experienced guide. Begin the day with pickup from the main hotels in the city at 6:00 am, and head north until reaching the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Marvel at pyramids, temples, and astronomical centers more than five thousand years old, part of one of the first cities of the Americas. Learn about Caral, located in the Supe Valley, which is the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest place with human settlement in the world, behind Mesopotamia and Egypt. Take an hour of free time to enjoy lunch after learning about the civilization of Caral, and then head toward the area of the Wetlands of Paradise. Visit the archaeological complex of Bandurria, an old fishing village. See its pyramids, mounds, and circular areas similar to those of Caral before approaching a natural viewpoint from which there is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Albufera Paraíso. End the visit to Bandurria, begin the journey back to Lima, and be dropped off at the same location as pickup at approximately 8:00 pm.

From Lima: Caral Private Experience

From Lima: Caral Private Experience

Welcome to an exciting journey from Lima to the mysterious Sacred City of Caral! The day starts with hotel pickup in Lima, followed by a fascinating approximately 4-hour journey to Supe. During the trip, there will be a break to stretch legs and grab a snack. Once in Supe, depending on the season and river conditions, crossing it by car to reach the ruins of Caral may be possible, or heading to the pedestrian bridge to take a Tuc Tuc to the sacred city. Upon arrival, a local guide will be waiting to lead an engaging tour of the ruins, lasting approximately 1 hour. The mysteries and history behind this ancient civilization, considered one of the oldest in the Americas, will be uncovered. After exploring Caral, the journey back to Lima begins, with a stop at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch included in the tour. Finally, you'll be transferred back to your hotel, with unforgettable memories of this archaeological adventure in the Sacred City of Caral.

From Lima: Caral - The Oldest Civilization in America

From Lima: Caral - The Oldest Civilization in America

After picking you up, we will go to this interesting place discovered in 1994. It has been declared World Heritage by Unesco. It is a complex of impressive pyramids 5000 years old made by the ancient inhabitants of the area. It dates back to the same time as early Egyptian pyramids. It is considered the second oldest city in the world, since no other older site with such a diversity of monumental buildings, with different ceremonial and administrative functions has been found. Get ready to see Caral and its ancient pyramids and learn about its fascinating history! Finally, we go back to Lima City and drop you off al your hotel.

Lima: Caral Tour - The First Civilization of America

Lima: Caral Tour - The First Civilization of America

The first Oldest Civilization in America is located about 200 km north of Lima. Where, we will know the beginnings of the development of Peru about 5000 years ago. Headquarters of the first Andean civilization that forged the foundations of its own unique social organization, which along with Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China and Mesoamerica are the original centers of culture in the world. It is made up of 32 monumental buildings, comprised in a complex system of settlements that show a strong religious ideology, among which are ceremonial buildings, residential sectors for people of different social rank, a set of smaller temples and workshops for production. We will also observe the place where offerings were made to the gods, as well as their ceremonies, rituals, festivities, agriculture, fishing and, most importantly, we will learn the importance of the quipus (accounting system). After finishing the visit of Caral we will have lunch and then return to Lima.

Caral the oldes civilization in america 5000 yeras old

Caral the oldes civilization in america 5000 yeras old

We will pick you up at 6:00 am in your hotel and them we will go to Caral in the way we are going to stop to have breakfast and them we continue with our trip. Caral, which is considered the oldest civilization in america, was developed in parallel with other cultures such us India, Egypt and Mesopotamia about 5000 thousand years ago. Caral cover an area of 60 hectares in the Supe Valley and it was inhabited around 2600 BC. Caral was discovered by the peruvian archaeologist Ruth Shady, the excavations revealed an elaborated complex of temples, sunken plazas and pyramids, after this interesting tour we will go to Huacho, a small town where we are going to have lounch and we will admire the small port them we are going to take the way back to Lima city and the drop off will be in your hotel.

Caral: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Lima: Excursion to Caral and Bandurria

From Lima: Excursion to Caral and Bandurria

After picking you up at 9:00 a.m., we will head north until we reach the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Pyramids, temples and astronomical centers more than 5 thousand years old will welcome us to the first city in the Americas. Located in the Supe Valley, Caral was the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest place with human settlements in the world, behind Mesopotamia and Egypt. After getting to know the Caraline civilization up close, you will have an hour of free time to eat before heading towards the Paradise Wetlands area. We will visit the archaeological complex of Bandurria, an old fishing village. In addition to seeing pyramids, mounds and circular areas similar to those of Caral, we will approach a natural viewpoint from which we will obtain a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Albufera Paraíso. At the end of the visit to Bandurria, we will head back to Lima. The tour ends returning at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Lima: Caral Full-Day Private Excursion with Meals

Lima: Caral Full-Day Private Excursion with Meals

The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel and head on the Panamerican Highway to the citadel of Caral. During the trip, you will be served some fruits, cookies, and drinks on board for you to enjoy. Since it's a long drive and a private tour, stops are available during the tour. Before arriving in Caral, admire the beautiful landscapes of the Supe Valley, that is famous for the cultivation of products like avocados, potatoes, onions, strawberries, maracuyas, chili pepper and many more. Later, there will be a guided tour by the citadel where you will observe the great pyramids and the valley of Supe. The pyramids are believed to be built around the year 5000 B.C. You will visit the circular terraces, residential areas, pyramids, amphitheater, and main plazas. This private tour has been prepared to help you understand the history of the culture of ancient Peru. After the tour to Caral, you will visit Huacho, a populated city famous for its delicious dishes such as lomo saltado, rice with duck, seco a la huachana, milanesa de pollo, among many others. You will also visit a typical restaurant in front of the sea and enjoy lunch with dishes and drinks from the region. After lunch, you can choose to explore the beach of Huacho and see how the fishermen of the area work. You will return to Lima at approximately 5:30 PM.

From Lima: Caral, The First Civilization in America

From Lima: Caral, The First Civilization in America

Immerse yourself in the ancient history of this fascinating civilization with our guided tour to this archaeological site. Our expert guides will take you on a journey through time, providing you with valuable information and answering all your questions. Discover how the inhabitants of Caral lived by exploring the residential complexes. See carefully planned structures that reveal the organization and lifestyle of this ancient civilization. This was also a place with religious significance where important rituals were carried out. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we unearth the secrets of the Caral civilization. Book now and discover Caral's amazing legacy with us.

Caral & Bandurria Day Trip

Caral & Bandurria Day Trip

Once we've picked you up from the main hotels in the city at 9 am, we'll head north to the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Five thousand year old pyramids, temples and astronomical centres will welcome us to the first city of the Americas. Located in the Supe valley, Caral was the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest location with human settlements in the world, after Mesopotamia and Egypt. After getting to know the Caral civilization in detail, you'll have some an hour of free time for lunch before heading to the Paradise Wetlands area. We'll visit the Bandurria archaeological complex, an ancient fishing village. As well as seeing pyramids, mounds and areas similar to those of Caral, we'll approach a natural lookout point to make the most of the beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and the Paradise Lagoon. The tour will end returning to your hotels in Lima at about 8 pm.

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

Explore the ancient sites of Caral, a sacred city, and Bandurria, an ancient fishing village, and learn about each site's history while seeing their ancient buildings with an experienced guide. Begin the day with pickup from the main hotels in the city at 6:00 am, and head north until reaching the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Marvel at pyramids, temples, and astronomical centers more than five thousand years old, part of one of the first cities of the Americas. Learn about Caral, located in the Supe Valley, which is the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest place with human settlement in the world, behind Mesopotamia and Egypt. Take an hour of free time to enjoy lunch after learning about the civilization of Caral, and then head toward the area of the Wetlands of Paradise. Visit the archaeological complex of Bandurria, an old fishing village. See its pyramids, mounds, and circular areas similar to those of Caral before approaching a natural viewpoint from which there is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Albufera Paraíso. End the visit to Bandurria, begin the journey back to Lima, and be dropped off at the same location as pickup at approximately 8:00 pm.

From Lima: Caral Private Experience

From Lima: Caral Private Experience

Welcome to an exciting journey from Lima to the mysterious Sacred City of Caral! The day starts with hotel pickup in Lima, followed by a fascinating approximately 4-hour journey to Supe. During the trip, there will be a break to stretch legs and grab a snack. Once in Supe, depending on the season and river conditions, crossing it by car to reach the ruins of Caral may be possible, or heading to the pedestrian bridge to take a Tuc Tuc to the sacred city. Upon arrival, a local guide will be waiting to lead an engaging tour of the ruins, lasting approximately 1 hour. The mysteries and history behind this ancient civilization, considered one of the oldest in the Americas, will be uncovered. After exploring Caral, the journey back to Lima begins, with a stop at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch included in the tour. Finally, you'll be transferred back to your hotel, with unforgettable memories of this archaeological adventure in the Sacred City of Caral.

From Lima: Caral - The Oldest Civilization in America

From Lima: Caral - The Oldest Civilization in America

After picking you up, we will go to this interesting place discovered in 1994. It has been declared World Heritage by Unesco. It is a complex of impressive pyramids 5000 years old made by the ancient inhabitants of the area. It dates back to the same time as early Egyptian pyramids. It is considered the second oldest city in the world, since no other older site with such a diversity of monumental buildings, with different ceremonial and administrative functions has been found. Get ready to see Caral and its ancient pyramids and learn about its fascinating history! Finally, we go back to Lima City and drop you off al your hotel.

Lima: Caral Tour - The First Civilization of America

Lima: Caral Tour - The First Civilization of America

The first Oldest Civilization in America is located about 200 km north of Lima. Where, we will know the beginnings of the development of Peru about 5000 years ago. Headquarters of the first Andean civilization that forged the foundations of its own unique social organization, which along with Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China and Mesoamerica are the original centers of culture in the world. It is made up of 32 monumental buildings, comprised in a complex system of settlements that show a strong religious ideology, among which are ceremonial buildings, residential sectors for people of different social rank, a set of smaller temples and workshops for production. We will also observe the place where offerings were made to the gods, as well as their ceremonies, rituals, festivities, agriculture, fishing and, most importantly, we will learn the importance of the quipus (accounting system). After finishing the visit of Caral we will have lunch and then return to Lima.

Caral the oldes civilization in america 5000 yeras old

Caral the oldes civilization in america 5000 yeras old

We will pick you up at 6:00 am in your hotel and them we will go to Caral in the way we are going to stop to have breakfast and them we continue with our trip. Caral, which is considered the oldest civilization in america, was developed in parallel with other cultures such us India, Egypt and Mesopotamia about 5000 thousand years ago. Caral cover an area of 60 hectares in the Supe Valley and it was inhabited around 2600 BC. Caral was discovered by the peruvian archaeologist Ruth Shady, the excavations revealed an elaborated complex of temples, sunken plazas and pyramids, after this interesting tour we will go to Huacho, a small town where we are going to have lounch and we will admire the small port them we are going to take the way back to Lima city and the drop off will be in your hotel.

Top Attractions in Lima

Experiences in Caral

Tours in Peru

Things to do in Peru

Other Sightseeing Options in Caral

Want to discover all there is to do in Caral? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Caral

Overall rating

4.5
(21 reviews)

Excellent capstone experience to our 2.5 week tour of Peru. Alexandra, our guide, used the travel time to synthesize our knowledge of Peru and link it to the Caral site through explanation, graphs, images, etc., referencing things we'd seen at the Larco & Amano Museums in Lima, sites in/near Cusco, etc. She was very thorough, practically giving a masters level survey course in the car. Couldn't ask for a better guide. Our driver, Victor, kept our travel smooth and safe. At Caral, Alexandra presented the informational materials clearly as shown on the static display posters. We tagged along with a local Spanish language guide (required) and Alexandra was good about translating his presentation for my husband as well as clarifying for me some of the Spanish content. We were impressed with the site, the antiquity, the remoteness. Definitely worth the trip after having seen the classic peruvian tourist sites.

Everyone knows Machu Picchu, but hardly anyone knows the archaeological site in Caral. Almost as old as the pyramids in Egypt and only discovered 28 years ago, a real insider tip. The excavations are spectacular and yet rarely visited, so you can take your time to see everything undisturbed. The tour north of Lima is also very scenic. Our guide was very friendly and professional. The included Peruvian food was extremely tasty. All in all a very successful day trip!