Caral archaeological site offers its grounds to New Year’s celebrations


The Peruvian Ministry of Culture is welcoming visitors to the archaeological site Caral for a New Year’s Eve unlike any ever had.

A two day tour beginning Dec. 31 will take a limited number of adventuring souls from Lima, 200 kilometers north, for days of meditation, story telling, and exploration in what is considered the oldest civilization of the Americas.

The head of Tourism Promotion and Communications of Caral, Sonia Meza, described the event to be one that they will never forget.

The brave that make the trip will install their own camp or find available accommodations near the site’s pyramidal buildings, then after a delicious dinner, they will enjoy a campfire and a night of oral Andean tradition to ring in the New Year. The land of the lost welcomes visitors to take part in a mystical New Year’s Eve.



Hillary moved to Peru in August of 2014 to learn Spanish, live with her family, and pursue writing. Born and raised in Bakersfield, Ca, Hillary earned her B.A. in Anthropology at University of California, Berkeley. Since moving to Peru she drinks fermented potato and coca concoctions daily and is enjoying learning about the abundant and natural andean foods of the country. Hillary hopes one day to become an investigative journalist. You can follow her blog.