The trip from Huaraz to Lima is around 8 hours without stop in a private car, but instead of just driving straight to Lima, we have included a guided tour to Caral Complex on route.
Caral is considered the oldest city in America. It occupies an extension of 66 hectares. The principal or nuclear area is composed by 32 structures public, several residential groups and an area in the periphery. Inside the nuclear space the buildings were distributed in two big halves: Caral Alto, in the north side and Caral Bajo, in the south.
- 10 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 8:00 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
In Caral Alto stand out the Central Pyramid, the Pyramid of the Quarry, the Main Pyramid, the Minor Pyramid, the Pyramid of the Gallery and the Pyramid of the Huanca (sacred stone).
Caral Bajo is composed by public buildings of smaller dimensions. Here were built the houses of the officials and a smaller residential group . The following buildings stand out: The Temple of the Amphitheater, the Temple of the Bench, and the Temple of the Circular Altar.
We will pick up you from your hotel in Huaraz. By private car we take the highway to Caral until (224 kilometers) Supe and from here we have 20 kilometers to Caral. THe duration is almost 5 hours.
We will have lunch in a local restaurant, in route to Lima.
What to Bring
Passport, small backpack hiking shoes/boots, rain coat/poncho, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, light/quick-dry clothes, insect repellent, and snacks. Notice it is warm at noon and cold in the afternoons and early in the morning.
Pick up from your hotel in Huaraz and drop off to your hotel in Lima. Private transportation, English Speaking Guide from Huaraz, entrance fee ticket to Caral and lunch at local restaurant on route.
DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tips to your guide or personal expenses.
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Similar things to do
This all-day tour brings you to the Chavín Archeological Monument, which is one of the oldest sites in the Americas — construction began around 1500 BC. People came to this center to consult the oracle and to make offerings to the gods. The exterior walls are decorated with a series of zoomorphic faces. Other highlights of the complex include the Tello Pyramid, the Circular Plaza, the Rectangular Plaza, the New Temple, and the Old Temple. In the village of Chavín de Huantar, just a few minutes from the complex, the museum exhibits archaeological artifacts found in the complex.