La Empedrada Lodge

Northern Peru, Peru

At a Glance

  • Just 25 minutes from the UNESCO listed ruins of South America’s oldest civilisation at Caral
  • A peaceful oasis amongst the desertscapes and mountains of the Caral Valley
  • Panoramic views of the mountains, valley and surrounding avocado and tangerine orchards
  • Outdoor pool should you need to escape the desert heat

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The best time to visit the north of Peru is from April to October, when temperatures and humidity drops and there is generally much less rain than the winter months from November to March.

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Located in a desert valley adjacent to the ruins of Caral, the oldest city in the Americas, La Empedrada Lodge is a secluded oasis amongst the mountain scenery of the Caral Valley.

Nestled in an arid valley surrounded by rugged mountains, is an oasis of tangerine and avocado plantations. At the heart of this desert farm sits La Empedrada Lodge, a luxurious hideaway blending perfectly with the ochre earth of the Caral Valley.
Decorated in a simple yet elegant style, reflecting the earthen tones of its surroundings, the lodge offers 22 spacious bedrooms with private balconies, each overlooking the valley beyond.  La Empedrada’s restaurant and bar are the perfect place to relax and refuel after visiting the nearby ruins of South America’s oldest known civilisation, the 5,000-year-old Caral. To escape the desert heat, there is an outdoor pool surrounded by palms, with views across the orchards beyond.
The hotel can arrange a tour of the avocado and tangerine plantations, allowing you to discover how these arid landscapes are able to support such abundant growth. The lodge’s lounge area is strewn with books about Caral’s ancient history, allowing you to learn more about its stone pyramids, amphitheatres, sunken plazas and mystical geoglyphs before you visit this sacred UNESCO listed site. Only 25 minutes away by car, La Empedrada Lodge is the perfect place to base yourself whilst you uncover the secrets of Caral.
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  • Caral - Oldest City in the Americas

    Step back more than five thousand years at the archaeological site of Caral, recently discovered in the Peruvian desert, and learn about the cradle of civilisation in the New World. Caral is a 4-hour drive from Lima.

Location & directions

Northern Peru, Peru

Located in the Caral Valley, La Empedrada Lodge is approximately 3 hours’ drive north of Peru’s capital city, Lima. The ancient ruins of Caral are 25 minutes away by car during the dry season.

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