Day trip

From Lima: Caral Archaeological Site Guided Day Trip

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Activity provider: Trek The Colca
Day trip

From Lima: Caral Archaeological Site Guided Day Trip

Activity provider: Trek The Colca

From US$ 189 per person

Visit Caral, an archaeological gem in the Supe Valley of Peru, on a day trip from Lima. Explore the ruins of what's believed to be the oldest civilization in the Americas in the company of a guide.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby. The tour guide will ask for you at the reception. If you are staying in an apartment, please send the apartment´s number to the local partner. The tour guide will ring your bell for pickup.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Be transported back to the oldest of all ancient civilizations in the Americas
  • Venture into the Supe Valley to visit the The Sacred City of Caral with a guide
  • Marvel at the elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas, and amphitheaters
  • Witness an intriguing collection of artefacts dating back to 3000 BC
  • Admire the terraced pyramids left by the inhabitants of the ancient settlement
Full description

Join a full-day tour from Lima to the ancient ruins of Caral, considered to be the oldest civilization in the Americas. Take a guided tour of the Unesco-listed ruins, soak in spectacular views over the Supe Valley and have lunch at a restaurant in Barranca. Hop on your pickup bus from Lima and start a 3-hour road trip to Caral, with a stop for breakfast. Then, continue your journey to the arid Supe Valley on a dirt road. Upon arrival at the ancient city, follow your tour guide and an official Caral guide. Enter the Caral Archaeological Site to learn how the Norte Chico civilization emerged. Explore the site's pyramids and temples and get an insight into the lives of the ancient society's inhabitants. After the guided tour, take a walk by yourself, click photos, or stop by souvenir shops. Next, head towards Barranca beach, a place that was once inhabited by the people of Caral. Visit a local restaurant that is famous for its delicious seafood. However, if you're craving something else for lunch (at your own expense), there are plenty of other options around. After lunch, make a stop at the "Cristo Redentor de Barranca," a large Peruvian statue of Christ the Redeemer, from where you can admire the beautiful beach. Finally, head back to Lima to return to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entry ticket to Caral
  • Bottle of water
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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Visiting Caral is very interesting because it is such an ancient civilization. Many times older than the Incas and has also existed much longer. So if you are in Peru and you visit the historical places, Caral is actually the starting point! There are lines to be drawn from Caral to the Incas. Makes a visit to Peru even more impressive.

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October 19, 2022

Jose was a wonderful tour guide. He is knowledgeable about the Caral site but he also keeps silent so that you can absorb the history on your own. After the tour, Jose took us to a beach on the Pacific Ocean and then a seaside restaurant. A very pleasant day of education and fun! Murray Toronto, Canada

June 27, 2022

My tour canceled and I still haven’t received a refund

December 19, 2022

Product ID: 410831