Tour to the sacred Citadel of Caral (Lima)
This Tour to the Sacred Citadel of Caral, will allow you to discover and know the oldest civilization in America.
Caral was declared as Cultural Heritage of Humanity of the Sacred Citadel of Caral-Supe on June 28, 2009.
Caral covers an area of around 60 hectares in the arid valley of Supe and was inhabited for the first time in the year 3000 BC approximately.
You will get to know the culture that developed simultaneously with the ancient cultures of Mesopotamia and Egypt about 5,000 years ago.
You will appreciate the recent excavations of Caral that have revealed an elaborate complex of temples, sunken plazas and pyramids that led many archaeologists to consider this Site as the Legendary Mother City of ancient civilizations.
This Archaeological Site is a sign of a peaceful culture since no trace of war or weapons was found. On the contrary, a QUIPU (the set of threads with knots that the Incas used as a mnemonic instrument, that is, as a means of preserving statistical information or messages to communicate) was found.
We will learn a lot about the different sectors of Caral, including the Pyramids that exist in the Campus, of which the Main Pyramid, the Pyramid of the Amphitheater, the Pyramid of the Circular Altar, among others stand out; of the Altar of the Sacred Fire, of the squares and more.
The tour includes a typical luch in the city of Huacho.
Duration: 12 hours (approximately).
We offer daily departures.
♦The tour begins with the pick up of your Hotel, after that, we will go to the Citadel of Caral.
♦Upon arrival in Caral, we will enjoy the guided tour of the entire citadel which is 5000 years old BC.
♦Inside Caral, we will visit the City of the Pyramids, one of them is the Pyramid of the Amphitheater that was an area of ceremonies in a circular form where the men of Caral celebrated religious ceremonies.
♦We will also visit the Residential Complexes, the Sacred Fire Altar (a small temple where bones, charcoal, seeds and quartz were found).
♦Another of the sectors to visit, will be the Plazas and Terrazas Circulares.
♦The guide will also talk about their economy and production and some of the Cultural History of Ancient Peru.
♦After the guided tour, you will go to Huacho to taste the delicious lunch: among the most ordered dishes is the lomo saltado, rice with chicken and chicken milaneza.
PLACE TO VISIT:
♦Sacred Citadel of Caral.
♦Round trip tourist transport.
♦Official Tourism Guide.
♦Tickets and taxes.
♦Lunch (Menu set at a local restaurant)
THINGS TO BRING:
♦Camera and video camera.
♦Cash. (Peruvian soles)
♦In the morning: 06:30 a.m. - 07:00 a.m. m. (Depending on the location of your hotel: Miraflores, Lince, San Isidro, Surquillo, San Borja, Pueblo Libre, Cercado de Lima and Rímac)