Lima-Caral Full Day
Duration : 1 Day
The Price : $250.00
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Our full day extension to the north of Lima takes us up the desert coast on a remarkable excursion. Travel by beautiful beaches and through some of Peru’s most unique terrain to Caral, where civilization in the Americas originated.
At the same time that the Egyptians flourished on the banks of the Nile, 5,000 years ago, a similar complex culture began in Peru. The oldest metropolitan center in the Americas found in the central coastal desert of Peru, according to recent carbon dating, began to flourish between approximately 2,627 and 2,100 years before Christ.
Predating the famous Inca Empire by some 3,500 years, the discovery of Caral challenges established theories of civilization in the Americas. The ruins changed history when researchers proved that a complex urban center in the Americas thrived as a contemporary to the ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.
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Day 1 Depart Lima / Caral / Lima(B)
After a hearty breakfast our caravan will depart Lima at 5:30am in route to the oldest precolonial settlement in the Americas, Caral. We’ll travel 185km north on the Panamerican highway. We will then head northeast up the Supe river valley for another 25 km, stopping for a beverage and snack at a desert oasis.
Our caravan will reach Caral by 10:00am. We will have a 1.5 hr guided tour of the sanctuary followed by free time to explore and take pictures. Departure will be at approximately 12:30 pm. Don’t miss the fantastic tamales in the rustic village of Supe.
Estimated arrival in Lima 6:00pm. Transfer to hotel.
Adventures to Peru services end today. If your flight leaves the following day, please advise ahead of time so we can arrange extra accommodation in Lima at clients’ request.
Excursion to Caral archeological site Private transport as per itinerary
English speaking bilingual local guides
All entrance fees