Caral and its 4,000 years stone pyramids is 200 Kms north from the main capital, the trip may take 4 hours, so to profit the destination for photography is better to do it in two days.
The Supe river valley comes from the Andes and in its lower lands many constructions were built, most of them from the Caral era (around 2500 BC) at both sides of the river.
Doing the trip in one day is practically sure that you will not have enough time just to visit the archaeological site. In two days it opens a variety of options:
Spend more time and timing freedom at Caral. One is to visit other ancient sites like Áspero, Vichama and Bandurria.
But if you prefer to combine the experience with nature, during summer is ideal to visit the wetlands of Albufera de Medio Mundo for a birding day and beach. And in winter season a short hike at the fog oases of Lomas de Lachay.
Plus, for staying, options like some budget hostels in Huacho are available, but is better if can stay at Albufera lodge or the fancy hotel Empedrada inside the Valley of Caral.
Finally this trip could be longer, adding other northern places in the coast, if you have some ideas you are free to share them.
Recommended Timing: Two days
Season: All the year
IDEAL FOR LANDSCAPE, BIRDING AND/OR NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY
Lenses: Wide angle / 24-105 mm / 300mm+
02 Days trip: Pick up 9:00 am. Return 10:00 pm. approx.
01 Day trip: Pick up 5:00 am. Return 10:00 pm. approx.
Rates in US Dollars (USD) or in Soles (PEN) at exchange rate
WHAT WE INCLUDE:
Private transportation to/from Miraflores or Barranco districts. Other districts ask. Leaded by a Professional Photographer + Assistant.
Meals, entrance fees, local guides on sites, tips. hiking poles.
RESERVE your photo trip
After pre booking by the web form, or contact us by whatsapp, chat or email, please send a list with names, passport numbers, tour date, meeting point and any request you think could be important, as kind of things you want to photograph, personal style, personal website, mobility issues, etc.
Remember we work only with small groups and private services.
For booking, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance will be due before or at the time of the scheduled tour.
Always for personal safety reasons is recommended to have a good backpack and never leave your stuff far away from you.
We allow any kind of cameras.
Use of sport or very confortable shoes fully recommended.
Not included meals, drinks, personal expenses, travel/accident insurance, lodging, unless we agreed to include.
Trips outside Lima city include the transportation. For trips in the city private transportation support is available under request and extra cost.
Other timing or arrangements for mobility handicap or extra assistant under request and extra cost.
Photography lessons and special requests available (ask).
1. For better chances to find an open date, requests and bookings must be done at a maximum of 72 hours before tour date.
2. If cancellation occurs is considered as No Show and booking advanced payment is not subject of refund.