Lost City of Cara - Peru


Mystery Peru takes you to know the ancient city of Caral, a spectacular archaeological site made up by big pyramids that were built about 4500 years ago. We invite you to explore this magnificent city which age is only comparable to the earliest civilizations that flourished on our planet, such as; Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, China and Mesoamerican. On our tour we will be able to see an array of buildings in which stand out huge truncated pyramids, circular sunken plazas, amphitheaters, a mysterious monolith, places where large groups of people used to congregate and other minor constructions built around the city. Do not miss this opportunity and visit Caral, one of the oldest cities in the world.

Photo Gallery of the Caral Ruins.

Ruins of Caral Anphitheater of Caral Pyramid of Caral Road to Caral

Full day excursion to THE ruins of caral


06:30 h. Our clients are picked up from their hotel in the city of Lima by our local guide/representative. Then we will board a private vehicle and will drive to the north of Lima towards the lost city of Caral. We will drive our vehicle for approximately 3 hours till the Kilometer 184, before reaching the village of Supe. Then we take a detour on a dirty road driving along the left bank of the Supe River till the ruins of Caral. Once in Caral, we will start a walking tour with our local guide. Due to the bad conditions of the road, we will have to walk for about 800 metres to reach the main entrance of Caral. During our excursion we will see the zone known as Sacred Fire, a little temple in which fireplace where found remains of coal, bones, seeds and quartz. Later on we will see one of the most outstanding buildings of Caral known as the amphitheater, where lies a circular plaza with ceremonial features, where archaeologist believes the men of Caral carried out religious ceremonies. Later on we will reach the Greater Pyramid, a strikingly large building located in a dominating position within the urban plan of Caral. It is said that officials standing on the highest part of this pyramid could monitor not only the activities going on the city, but also a large part of the capital area in the middle valley. At the site was found the corpse of a young man who was probably sacrificed in honor to local gods. Archaeologist also discovered walls decorated with small figures and collars made of shark teeth. It is believed that the Great Pyramid was the most impressive public building and also was the center of the political, administrative and religious power. From one side of the pyramid our visitors will be able to make out the green Valley of Caral that lies just behind the pyramid. Following our tour, we will reach the pyramid called Huanca, a small building overlooking a mysterious monolith. Archaeologists believe that this monolith was used for astronomical and ceremonial purposes. Afterwards we will provide you a box lunch. Our driver will seek for a nice spot where you can seat comfortably. Finally we will take our private vehicle to return to Lima. We will be back in Lima around 17:00 hrs. End of the tour.

What is included ?

  • 06:30 hrs. Pick up from your hotel in Lima. Private transportation.
  • 09:30 hrs. Arrival in Caral.
  • Guided tour at the ruins of Caral and Entrance fees.
  • Box Lunch and drinks.
  • 14:00 hrs. Return to the city of Lima.
  • 17:00 hrs. Arrival in Lima. Drop off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

Note: Times are estimated, except the departure time.

What is not included?

  • Extras & gratuities.

Tour Duration:

From 06:30 h to 17:00 h.

Daily departures:

From 06:30 h.


  • On this tour you must bring light clothing, as the weather in Caral used to be very hot, especially in summer time (from December to March) when temperatures can reach 40º C / 104 ºF sometimes.
  • We suggest to bring sun block to avoid sun burning, a hat, a bottle of water and sun glasses.

Additional information:

  • All your personal information is required at the moment of your booking.
  • Confirmation of the excursion will be received at time of booking.
  • All tours are operated in English unless otherwise stated.

Travel voucher:.

  • You will receive an electronic voucher via e-mail once your booking is confirmed.
  • For every confirmed booking you will be required to print your electronic voucher for presentation at the moment we start the excursion. The electronic voucher acts as a confirmation for all the services you have requested.

Local Operator Information:

  • We will send you complete operator information, including phone numbers at your destination.
  • Our Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.


Important: We need a minimum of 2 participants for this program.

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Video about the ruins of Caral.