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Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima provided by Haku Tours

Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima

Caral Archaeological Site Day Trip from Lima
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Beat the crowds and visit a lesser known—but no less fascinating—Inca archeological site on a day trip from Lima. As well as receiving personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people, you’ll gain local perspective and history that you may miss if exploring the ruins on your own.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Beat the crowds on a day trip to the UNESCO-listed Caral Archaeological Site from Lima
  • An obvious choice for tour for history buffs
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
  • This great-value tour includes lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • After being picked up from your central Lima hotel in time for a 7am departure, set out on the around 3-hour journey to the Caral Archaeological Site. On arrival, follow your guide around the vast 148-acre (60-hectare) site in the arid Supe Valley and marvel at the elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas, and terraced pyramids, some of which rank among the largest in the world. Along the way, learn more about the fascinating history of the ancient settlement, which was first inhabited between 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE, and hear why some archeologists believe that Caral is the fabled ‘Mother City’ of ancient civilizations in the Americas. On return to Lima, your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Beat the crowds on a day trip to the UNESCO-listed Caral Archaeological Site from Lima
  • An obvious choice for tour for history buffs
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to 10 people
  • This great-value tour includes lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • After being picked up from your central Lima hotel in time for a 7am departure, set out on the around 3-hour journey to the Caral Archaeological Site. On arrival, follow your guide around the vast 148-acre (60-hectare) site in the arid Supe Valley and marvel at the elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas, and terraced pyramids, some of which rank among the largest in the world. Along the way, learn more about the fascinating history of the ancient settlement, which was first inhabited between 2600 BCE and 2000 BCE, and hear why some archeologists believe that Caral is the fabled ‘Mother City’ of ancient civilizations in the Americas. On return to Lima, your tour ends with drop-off back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17020P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Tickets to Caral
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Brunch
  • Entry/Admission - Caral Perú
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch is not included but we will help you to organize a meal in one of the typical restaurants, The price is around 35 Nuevos soles main course or 10 USD
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up from Airport : 15 Usd (1 or 2 people) Drop off : Free
  • Airports:
  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
  • Ports:
  • Puerto del Callao... Rada Exterior E Interior, XV44+2WQ, Callao District, Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat, take a bottle of water with you and spare battery for your camera.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Private transportation
  • Tickets to Caral
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Brunch
  • Entry/Admission - Caral Perú
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch is not included but we will help you to organize a meal in one of the typical restaurants, The price is around 35 Nuevos soles main course or 10 USD
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The pick up from Airport : 15 Usd (1 or 2 people) Drop off : Free
  • Airports:
  • J Chavez Intl Airport, Lima Peru
  • Ports:
  • Puerto del Callao... Rada Exterior E Interior, XV44+2WQ, Callao District, Peru
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen and a hat, take a bottle of water with you and spare battery for your camera.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

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Noah B
9 contributions
An Unforgettable Journey Back In Time
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amadeo and Elio are a great team. My wife and I were visiting from Canada and these two accompanied us to Caral. Amadeo was our English speaking guide and Elio our driver. These two are first-class all the way. Amadeo's English is nearly flawless. He is clearly a very intelligent guy and very personable. There wasn't a question (and there were a lot) that Amadeo didn't answer. We visited during COVID and both Amadeo and Elio wore their masks the whole time and both guys are double vaccinated. My wife and I felt very safe and well taken care. Caral is an amazing place to visit. I recommend seeing it if you're visiting Peru. In my opinion, there is no better time to visit Peru than now. Because of COVID my wife and I had Amadeo, the tour guide and Caral to ourselves. It was a truly unforgettable experience and we are very thankful that we got to spend the day with 2 very nice gentleman. Thank you Haku Tours, Amadeo and Elio.
Written 19 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sarah R
New Haven, CT2 contributions
Great, knowledgeable guide and fascinating site!
Great day with a really informed and educated guide! Super interesting and fascinating. Thank you for sharing your history with us!
Written 3 July 2021
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John W
1 contribution
My appreciation of Peru's history was radically changed
Oct 2019
It is a long drive to Caral from Lima and a very bumpy ride for 30 minutes at the end. The effort is worth it. Our guide Amadeo was very helpful and knowledgeable. From our point of view the guide, Amadeo was necessary because of his background knowledge of the site and his excellent English. The site is nothing like Machu Picchu and emphasises the various histories that Peru has experienced. The site has been radio dated to have been created about the same time as the Egyptian pyramids. JohnW
Written 30 October 2019
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Hello John! That is right, Caral as the oldest civilization of America is a must visit to everybody who wants to know about the background of the ancient cultures that settled in this part of the world. Thank you so much for your comment.
Written 13 November 2019
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65Kathleen333
Brownsville, OR13 contributions
An astounding site! Not to be missed by those interested in ancient civilizations.
Oct 2019
Jimmy, our tour guide, was the best guide we have ever had. He grew up as a boy in and around this huge site. He has a true passion for the area, his family still lives there, he has studied the site since it was discovered, and shares so much information. He also has a deep knowledge of Peruvian history and of the Indigenous cultures. He made the 3 hour drive getting there very enjoyable. I have to say our driver, Jesus, was excellent as well. He even stopped at his aunts house to pick up a pit roasted delicious chicken, goat and potato dish!
Written 12 October 2019
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HakutoursLima
We are happy that you had an amazing experience with us. We hope you return to Peru.
Written 7 November 2019
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Linda Chau
2 contributions
Learn more about Caral
Aug 2019 • Couples
It’s worth to join this tour although far away from the city center. The site existed 5000 years even before the Inca. The guide is knowledgeable and clear explanation. We learn a lot in this tour.
Written 8 August 2019
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Alonso O
Dear Linda, Thank you for taking our Caral tour with us. Our guides are excellent and are always happy to share our peruvian history. Caral is one of our most important heritages here. A must in Peru! Kind regards.
Written 28 August 2019
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Ana K
San Francisco, CA2 contributions
Wonderful trip to Caral with Haku Tours
Jun 2019 • Family
This company was very professional. They communicated clearly and answered all my questions. We were picked up on time at 6:30am n a comfortable car by guide Amadeo and driver Franklin, both complete gentlemen. No one else had booked a tour that day so it was just my daughter and I, a private tour!. On the way to Caral, (a good three hours, give or take), we talked not only about the site we were visiting, but also about the development of Lima as a city, which was very interesting. Amadeo knows a lot about Peru and its general history, not only about Caral. There is one scheduled rest stop on the way to grab a snack and stretch your legs. Once at the site, the tour was comprehensive and detailed, lots of good info. We were joined by a local guide Roosevelt, and enjoyed the two hour visit. On the way back we stopped at A restaurant in Huacho and had a lovely lunch. Traffic on the way back lives up to its reputation but our driver got us home safe and sound. It was a wonderful, well organized, interesting trip and I would recommend it to anyone.
Written 6 July 2019
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Alonso O
Dear customer, thanks for sharing your experience with us! Caral is such an amazing and unique place in South America, so we are sure you enjoyed the tour as well as learnt more about one of the ancient civilizations in the world! Thanks for highlighting our key points. Hope to see you again!
Written 30 July 2019
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troycesolley
Lillington, NC19 contributions
Great private tour
Jun 2019 • Friends
I was a little worried that this tour wouldn't end up being worth the cost but at the end I was more than satisfied with the value. Caral is a long journey outside of the city but our driver Ernesto was excellent and we rode in comfort. Our guide, Amendeo, was informative, prompt, professional and prioritized customer service. The Peruvian government is putting a lot of resources into the site to make it more tourist friendly. It is clean and well kept. The ruins are amazing and many crews are currently excavating leading to frequent new discoveries. I feel like we saw something that not a lot of people have and would love to go back in a few years and see what other secrets of the ancient city have been revealed. Lunch was also delicious.
Written 15 June 2019
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Alonso O
¡Hola Troy! We want to thank you for your excellent review that makes us feel very proud of all our staff who are always happy to give you the best service and tours. It´s great to hear that you enjoyed our tour and Caral! It is the oldest city in the Americas and it worths a visit!
Written 24 June 2019
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abergero
Duluth, MN21 contributions
A Perfect way to end your holiday in Peru!
Jun 2019 • Friends
We had a great tour to Caral with Haku tours. Their communication was quick and allowed us to plan with confidence. The pickup was on time, and the day was well organized. Our tour guide was great and very informative. Our driver was expert at negotiating the craziness of Lima traffic and some of the other challenges of the journey.

Caral is a beautiful archeological site. We appreciated the thought that was put into making it visitor friendly while maintaining the integrity of the natural setting.

For anyone on a tour schedule that is flying home on many of the late night international flights scheduled out of Lima, this is a great option. You can check out of your hotel (on the last day of your "tour"), and Haku will pick you up at your hotel with your luggage, take you on the Caral tour, then they can drop you off at the airport at the end of the day. You'll still have a long evening at the airport, but overall it's an efficient and lovely use of your last day in Peru. (Believe me, you do not want to have to cross the city to/from the airport to Miaflores more times than you absolutely need to!)
Written 3 June 2019
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Alonso O
Hi Ann !Good to hear from you again! We appreciate your comments about our company. It makes us proud to satify the needs of our customers in the best way we can. If you are going to return to Lima, do not hesitate to call us. We would love to meet you again! Greetings!
Written 21 June 2019
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Charlotte B
1 contribution
Perfect !
May 2019 • Business
It was a very good excursion thanks to our guide Jimmy and also to the driver Ernesto ! Jimmy has a lot of knowledges and knows very well the archeological site. We learnt a lot about the site and peruvian culture! And he is very sympathic ! Thank you! We recommend.
Written 17 May 2019
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Alonso O
Dear customer: We appreciate your comments about our company. It makes us proud and let us know we have to keep improving. Caral tour with Us. Jimmy is an excelent guide who is always happy to share our peruvian history. Caral is one of our most important heritages. It is a msut in Lima and we are happy to know you learn more about it. Kind regards.
Written 21 June 2019
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marija
Aurora, Canada3 contributions
amazing site
Apr 2019 • Couples
Caral is an amazing archaeological site worth the 4 hours driving from Lima . This was a privet tour , with a driver and a tour Gide named Amadeo. I hope the spelling is ok. He was excellent , knowledgeable and kind to help us with all our request. Thank you very much Amadeo!
Written 14 May 2019
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Alonso O
Hi Marija! Good to hear from you again! We appreciate your comments about our company. It makes us proud to satify the needs of our customers in the best way we can. If you are going to return to Lima, do not hesitate to call us. We would love to meet you again! Best regards.
Written 15 May 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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