Day trip

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

Activity provider: Inca Trilogy Tours

From Barranca: Discover the Ancient Sites Caral & Bandurria

Activity provider: Inca Trilogy Tours

From US$ 190 per person

Explore Caral and Bandurria, archaeological complexes that when discovered, changed the history as we knew it of ancient Peru and South America, with 5,000 years of contemporary antiquity of important cultures.

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Duration 15 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait at the hotel reception 10 minutes before the scheduled pick-up time.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Marvel at the cultures of ancient Peru and learn their histories
  • Enjoy a tour to one of the oldest archaeological sites in Latin America
  • Explore the enigmas of Caral and see its historical buildings
  • Learn about the history of the sites from an experienced tour guide
  • See the fishing village of Bandurria, with pyramids and a view of the Pacific
Full description

Explore the ancient sites of Caral, a sacred city, and Bandurria, an ancient fishing village, and learn about each site's history while seeing their ancient buildings with an experienced guide.

Begin the day with pickup from the main hotels in the city at 6:00 am, and head north until reaching the archaeological site where the ruins of the sacred city of Caral remain. Marvel at pyramids, temples, and astronomical centers more than five thousand years old, part of one of the first cities of the Americas.

Learn about Caral, located in the Supe Valley, which is the cradle of the Andean civilization and is considered the third oldest place with human settlement in the world, behind Mesopotamia and Egypt. Take an hour of free time to enjoy lunch after learning about the civilization of Caral, and then head toward the area of the Wetlands of Paradise. Visit the archaeological complex of Bandurria, an old fishing village. See its pyramids, mounds, and circular areas similar to those of Caral before approaching a natural viewpoint from which there is a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean and the Albufera Paraíso. End the visit to Bandurria, begin the journey back to Lima, and be dropped off at the same location as pickup at approximately 8:00 pm.

  • Lunch
  • Entrance ticket to Caral
  • Entrance ticket to Bandurria
  • Official Tourism Guide
  • Air-conditioned tourist transport
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Breakfast
Not suitable for
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Baby carriages

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place in the sun.
  • Opening hours are subject to change.

Product ID: 411162