Caral Ruins Peru
Norte Chico Oldest Civilization
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"Caral is the most ancient city of the Americas and one of the best places to visit in Peru - definitely a Must-See, trully amazing!"
CARAL - OLDEST CIVILIZATION IN AMERICAS
PYRAMIDS IN ANCIENT PERU
ANCIENT PERUVIAN RUINS OF CARAL
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CARAL PERU - OLDEST CITY IN AMERICAS AND AMONG THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR YOU!
Even if it is hard to believe, it is older than the Gizeh pyramids in Egypt. Similar structures were found along the Pativilca and Fortaleza River, some of them even older than Caral Ruins itself. One of the oldest city on earth. Viewing the ancient ruins and pyramids of Caral, which were lost until twenty years ago, is an interesting and one-of-a-kind experience - a real hidden treasure!!
Caral was opened for tourism in July 2006. Discovery of Caral showed that Americas had a booming civilization at the same time Mesopotamia was flourishing on the other side of the World. It was almost like rewriting the history at the time!
CARAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX TOUR ITINERARY:
We will pick you up at your hotel/apartment early in the morning and we will take a Panamerican Highway to the north of Lima. It will take us from 3-4 hours to reach the site, depending on the road conditions. You will have an excellent opportunity to observe the lush fields of onion and corn, all over Supe River Valley. Sometimes we will have to stop because of sheep and goats.
There are 32 architectural sites with different sizes and functions in the Archaeological Complex of Caral. We will tour this magnificent complex with six buildings and a pyramid guided by professional on-site guide. We will have a chance to observe a series of medium and small buildings: temples, public squares, amphitheater, different shrines, streets and residential areas - many of them still partially covered with rubbles, sand and stones.
After this magnificent tour we will stop for a lunch, on our way back to Peruvian capital Lima.
DURATION OF YOUR TOUR TO ONE OF THE BEST SITES IN PERU:
Tour duration is 10 - 11 hours (approximately), depending on road conditions.
TRANSPORTATION/SERVICE TO NORTE CHICO - CARAL:
We take great pride in the exceptional levels of personal service we provide our guests, offering them state of the art service at fair prices, on all our tours and services.
All our vehicles are new and well maintained and all have air conditioning or climate control, providing the usual comfort & equipment new cars have.
TOUR DEPARTURE (daily):
- 7:30 am (pick up time for Caral Tour can be adjusted according to our guest´s needs)
WHAT TO BRING:
- Hat and sunglasses
- Warmer clothes in wintertime (june to september)
- Comfortable shoes
- Bottled Water
- Extra battery for your camera
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN OUR CARAL TOUR:
- Private Transportation in new air-conditioned vehicles
- Tour as described
- Entrance to Caral Archaeological Complex
- Specialized Guide service in your language
OUR CARAL RUINS FULL DAY TOUR PRICES:
US $ 180 per person as a party of two, single travellers: US $ 360
US $ 170 per person as a party of three, US $ 160 per person as a party of four
US $ 150 per person as a party of five, US $ 140 per person as a party of six
All our tours are 100% private tours, you will never share your vehicle with other people. This is to ensure your comfort, safety and security.
Contact us, in order to check availability, and make a reservation.
FINAL COMMENTS AND OUR GUARANTEE:
We are serious people always ready to offer you the best we can, without hassle, unwanted surprises and “hidden costs”.
Your comfort, safety and security is our main concern during all trips we make, and you will always have constant support in all aspects during our tours/services.
Our tours are full tours, where you get value for money, we do not offer "fast tours", "panoramic tours" and above all improvised tours, which abound on the Internet, cheating tourists.
ANCIENT PERUVIAN RUINS CARAL TOUR DESCRIPTION:
The archaeological site of Caral is one of at least 25 large ceremonial and residential sites in the area that is located in the valley of river Supe, around 180 km to the north of Peruvian Capital Lima, in the area that is known as Norte Chico. It belonged to Norte Chico Civilization. Caral is the most ancient city of the Americas, one of the oldest civilization in the world - 5000 years of history!!
The pyramids of Caral are contemporary with Egyptian Pyramids (3200 BC), 4000 years before Incas! A candidate for the oldest city in the world, and one of the best places to visit in Peru!
Caral is something you have to see to believe, and it can be visited on a full day tour from Lima, and if you have the time, it's a must!
Caral Supe Archaeological Complex Full Day Tour from Lima
CARAL SUPE NOTES AND HIGHLIGHTS
The 163-acre city was the administrative center for a complex civilization.
Caral was discovered by Paul Kosok (Chupacigarro Grande) in 1948, but it received little attention until recent days.
Peruvian archaeologist Ruth Shady was a leader of the team that explored Caral Ruins in 1995, and she is the Director of Caral-Supe Archaeological Project today.
No trace of warfare has been found at Caral; no battlements, no weapons, no mutilated bodies, no city walls.
It was a peaceful and gentle society, built on commerce and pleasure.
There are findings suggesting the use of drugs and possibly aphrodisiacs.
The town had a population of approximately 3000 people.
There are findings suggesting that Caral Civilization faded away after approximately 800-1000 years because of shortage of water.