- Day-trip to the ancient city of Caral from Lima
- See ancient structures and artifacts from this UNESCO World Heritage Site
- English-speaking guide
- Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
What You Can Expect
At the ancient city, you'll see six terraced pyramids that are thought to have been the main center of town. Surrounding the pyramids sit many residential structures and sunken plazas. Get a glimpse into how the ancient people of Caral lived as you admire many artifacts and dwellings, including pieces of textile, necklaces, flutes made from animal bones, reed and woven bags, ceremonial burial relics and structures made from adobe and stone.
You’ll also see evidence of agricultural practices and elaborate religious ceremonies, as well as a design carved into the earth called Chupacigaro, which was used to measure the movements of the stars.
After exploring the ruins, you'll have time to get lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before heading back to Lima.
Wonderful history. Fascinating archeology.
The oldest remains in Peru. It is quite a long drive, but the guide was entertaining and car was easier than coach. We had lunch in a non-tourist area which is fun. You have to go round Caral with an official guide, but it is in Spanish, and so need your guide to translate.
Actual tour was well managed and a great experience. There is so much more to be learnt about this site.