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From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

1. 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 Full Day Tour

2. From Lima: Caral Full Day Tour

This incredible day tour starts with the pick up at the hotel located in the city of Lima, and then, we will take the north path to leave the city of Lima away. During our way to the city of Caral in Supe, we are going to make a short stop to eat breakfast (optional). In a total journey of 113 miles north of Lima (circa 5 hours), we will arrive to the Valley of Supe, in the province of Barranca, the place that houses the famous Sacred City of Caral. Officially discovered in 1948, Caral has an area of more than 60 hectares with important urban settlements such as pyramidal structures, squares, amphitheater, as well as residential complexes. The Caral civilization belongs to the late archaic period with 5000 years old, and it was developed between the years 3000 to 1800 BC. Our professional guide will show us this fantastic city in a tour of 2 hours, with the opportunity to admire the advance develop of this Andean civilization, such as the construction of irrigation canals with water reserves, as well as cultural traditions and religious rituals. The Supe River pass in front of the great pyramid creating a beautiful landscape. You will be amazed by this archaeological wonder, declared as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2009. After the visit to the site of Caral the sacred city, we are going to have time to enjoy lunch in nearby restaurants to the archaeological area (optional). At the end of this amazing experience, we will back to Lima, and drop you off at the hotel.

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