caral expedition

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.

the trip SUGGESTED ITINERARY

DAY 1: Leave the hotel at 6:30 am.
Driving north takes 2 hours at least to leave the city. At 11 am we will be in the Valley of Caral. From there we will be making some stops during our way up to Caral. Around 1 pm we arrive to the hotel. Lunch.
Visit to Caral in the afternoon 3 to 5 pm.
Return to the hotel.

DAY 2:
At 10 am we will start driving to the coast.
At 11 am arrive to Vichama, an old citadel from Caral age, but located near the shore. 
Next stop depending the season is Albufera de Medio Mundo, a wetland used by many birds or Lachay Fog Oases.
After the visit we start the drive back to Lima by the highway. Lunch.
Arrival at night.

what kind of photos we MAY take?

Landscapes, ancient buildings and some birds, insects and flowers, people, and/or local activities.

what lenses are best for this trip?

A wide angle for landscapes (under 24 mm).
A tele if you want to shoot birds or some action (200 mm +).
A macro if you like to shoot flowers, textures and any kind of details.
A zoom 24-70 / 24-105 / 35-150 mm good for multi use.
On sunny days a ND2 or polarized filter, and a ND16 or ND1000 if we are in a season of sunsets and you want to shoot some long exposure. Tripod recommended.

when is best?

The trip can be done for the whole year.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO BRING?

Trekking shoes are recommended.
Basically in summer (Jan-Apr) you must use sunscreen and fresh clothes. Lima coast temperatures are on average 24-32C.
During winter (Jul-Oct) long sleeves and a wind vest for temperatures of 12-16C. Near Caral the weather is a bit dryer and warm than the coastline during the day. Usually, it doesn´t rain too much (except in Aug-Sep) but bringing an extra windvest may be helpful.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This is a photo trip in natural and protected areas, we will make stops along the way to hike a bit to take a look around, is not more than 30 minutes each time. In case you are not able to walk too much please tell us to modify the original plan. 

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BOOKING CONDITIONS:

Booking procedure:
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.

Important:
Save the trip with 50% of the total amount.
This advanced payment is not refundable or transferred if you no show or by any cancellation reason.
The remaining balance must be paid before the begin of the trip.
At crowded places, for personal safety reasons is recommended to have a good backpack and never leave your stuff apart from you.
Use of sport or very confortable shoes fully recommended.

WE DO NOT INCLUDE drinks, personal expenses, travel/accident insurance.
Travelers are fully responsible of their health issues. Some trips require to be in enough shape for hiking at high altitudes or hot/cold areas. 

Additionals:
Trips outside Lima city include the transportation. 
Other timing or arrangements for mobility handicap or extra assistant under request and extra cost.

Conditions:
1. For many days trips is mandatory to ask for a booking within at least 2 weeks before tour date.
2. If cancellation occurs is considered as No Show and booking advanced payment is not subject of refund.

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