The Sacred City of Caral is in Supe, in the province of Barranca to the north of Lima (Kilometer 184 of Carretera Panamericana Norte or North Pan-American Highway, in the north-central area of Peru. To reach the Sacred City of Caral, you can take one of the following routes:
If you have your own means of transport, use ROUTE 1 (Turn off at Km 184 – you will see signs to guide you). After approximately 23 kilometers you will reach the “Centro Poblado” or village of Caral; follow the right-hand road to the tourist hostel as far as the pedestrian bridge. From there you will have to walk about 20 minutes to the site’s reception center.
Visitors with their own means of transport will be able to take the short cut to cross the river from mid-May to mid-November. This route takes you directly to the reception center of the Sacred City of Caral.
The other option to reach the site, when Supe River is full of water (from December to April), is a dirt road branching off from Km 160 of the North Pan-American Highway in the direction of Végueta. From here you will drive on for another 24 kilometers: this route is very poorly signposted, so we recommend it for people who are already familiar with the route.
To get to the Sacred City of Caral: