Tourism in Cajamarca

Cajamarca

History, carnivals and natural life

Cajamarca, founded as “San Antonio de Cajamarca”, is the most important city of the northern highlands of Peru, capital of the province and department of Cajamarca. It is located at 2750 masl on the eastern margin of the western chain of the Andes, in the inter-Andean valley formed by the Mashcón and Chonta rivers. It is a city in constant population growth, with the possibility of creating in the future a metropolitan area formed by the cities of Cajamarca and Baños del Inca and the annexation of some towns and villages near the urban area.

The area of ​​Cajamarca had already been inhabited in the past during the Inca Empire, where it was already considered as an important populated center. In 1532, the capture of the Inca Atahualpa during the conquest of Peru took place in this place. At the time of the colony it maintained its status as a village until December 19, 1802, shortly before independence when it began to be considered a city and received its coat of arms.

It is known for its celebration of the carnival, as well as its important production of dairy products.

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Departures in the morning: 09:30 am. a 1:00 p.m.

Departures in the afternoon: 3:30 p.m. a 7:00 p.m.

Duration: 3 ½ hrs

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Tour of the historic Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral Church and the San Francisco Church of the seventeenth century, inside which is the Museum of Religious Art, the Pinacoteca and the Catacombs. Then we went to the Rescue Room, to the Monumental Complex of Bethlehem, to the Medical Museums and then up to the Hill of Santa Apolonia, natural viewpoint over the valley of Cajamarca and where the Silla del Inca is located.

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Cumbemayo more_vert

Departures in the morning: 09:00 a.m. a 1:30 p.m.

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Duration: 4 ½ hrs.

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On the route to Cumbemayo you will visit El Mirador de Bellavista. 20 Km. From Cajamarca you will reach the Archaeological Complex of Cumbemayo known as the “Stone Forest”, for its whimsical stone forms. The aqueduct is carved in living rock with an age of 3,000 years. We will observe an impressive mystical environment that is located at 3 200 m.s., considered one of the main attractions of receptive tourism.

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Granja Porcon more_vert

Departures in the morning: 09:30 a.m. A 2:00 p.m.

Departures in the afternoon: 3:00 p.m. A 7:00 p.m.

Duration: 4 ½ hrs

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On the way we visit the Caserío de Huambocancha Km 8, where we will find works in marble, granite and stonework. At 22 km is the Porcon Farm that has a mini zoo of different regions The Great Inca Trail that comes from Cuzco crosses the forests of Porcón, being able to observe the Inca de Piedra bridge.

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Ventanillas de Otuzco more_vert

Departures in the morning: 09:30 a.m. A 1:00 p.m.

Departures in the afternoon: 3:30 p.m. A 7:00 p.m.

Duration: 3 ½ hrs

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Tour to the impressive Pre – Inca Necropolis 8 km from Cajamarca, which consists of hundreds of crypts in the form of windows dug in the hills of stonecutter, then we go to the Hacienda Tres Molinos, known for its dairy cattle, horses step and the Garden of the Hydrangeas. Finally we visit the Fundo Los Alpes to taste fine cheeses and white manjar. If you want you can enjoy a horse ride.

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Collpa- Llacanora y Baños del Inca more_vert

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Departures in the afternoon: 03:30 p.m. A 7:00 p.m.

Duration: 3 ½ hrs

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The Hacienda is 11 Km. From Cajamarca. It is known for the peculiar call of cows by name at the time of milking. Then you will appreciate the waterfalls and cave paintings of the Caves of Callacpuma in the picturesque district of Llacanora, you will continue to the Baños del Inca, the first Thermal Resort of the North of Peru of thermal – mineral – medicinal waters, where you will find La Poza del Inca and the perolites whose temperatures reach 79 ° C.

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Sulluscocha more_vert

Departures in the morning: 9:00 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.

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This lagoon is located at an altitude of 2900 masl, with a depth of 8 meters, the gray-green waters due to the abundance of algae and totora.

Here the visitor will appreciate a large fauna, wild birds such as: ducks, Chinese ducklings, as well as fish carp, fish that are used by locals for their food, within the varied flora that presents this beautiful place we find: orchids, flaxseed, chochos and totora that is used as raw material for the manufacture of mats, fans, etc.

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