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  • Day3

    Road from Caral

    May 28, 2018 in Peru

    An interesting drive along this extremely bumpy road. Coming across workers in the fields, goat herds blocking the road, and a Toyota Hilux upside-down in the front area of a farmers house, after speeding along and somersaulting after hitting a huge hole. Missed that photo.

  • Day3

    Caral

    May 28, 2018 in Peru

    Today's tour had a very early pick-up, 5:10am, then a 2 hour drive north of Lima, before an hours drive along a very bumpy road for 23km to Caral.

    I'd never heard of Caral before researching this trip. It was discovered from aerial photographs in 1984, buried under sand dunes. From that time to the present they've unearthed a whole city of pre-incan pyramids and buildings, all dating from 3000-1200 BC, making it the oldest city in all the Americas.

    They pyramids surround the main plaza, and were used for giving offerings to the gods. Alongside the pyramids were buildings made of stone, denoting the residence of a very important person, usually a preist. The commoners lived in wooden huts, long since disappeared. It was estimated to have a population of 3000 people, and was located 23km from the sea along the 44km long Supe valley which ended in the Andes. The valley was used as a trade route with many objects bartered. Flutes made from Condor and Pelican bones were discovered in a circular acoustic amphitheater on the site. The site has survived due to the very dry climate in the valley.

    Many part's of the city are still to be unearthed from the piles of sand.
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  • Day7

    A day trip to Caral

    September 22, 2017 in Peru ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Our plans were disrupted after being sick so instead of a 3 days trip to Ica we had to adjust to a couple of day trips from Lima. The first one was a visit to the ancient ruins of Caral.

    This time we headed north along the Pan american highway. Getting out of Lima was terrible due to the horrendous traffic. Our first stop after nearly two hours was for breakfast in the town of Chancay. We then continued for another two hours passing the city of Huacho and other small towns. The ruins were located some 20 minutes of the main highway.

    We learned that Caral was possibly the earliest town in the Americas, built at the same time than the pyramids in Egypt. The place was magical, filled with pyramids and ancient paths giving the place a mystical feeling.

    From Caral we headed back to Huacho for a well deserved lunch and to see the picturesque beach, filled with fishing boats.
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