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CAJAMARCA



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Cajamarca is located in the northern highlands of Peru and is the capital of the Cajamarca region. It is approximately 2,700 m (8,900 ft) above sea level and has a population of about 135,000 people. Cajamarca has an equatorial climate so it is mild, dry and sunny, which creates very fertile soil. The city is well-known for its cheeses and dairy products. Cajamarca is also known for its churches, and hot springs, or Inca Baths. There are also several active mining sites in surrounding areas.

The department of Cajamarca is characterized by slight slopes and highlands relatively low in comparison to the rest of the Peruvian Andes. The territory is made up of numerous valleys and gorges.

The city of Cajamarca brings together three ingredients that make it an unforgettable destination: a magnificent Colonial architecture, beautiful countryside, and a rich history since it was the scene of an important episode of South American history. Here, the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca Atahualpa who, in spite of fulfilling his part of the ransom, was killed. From that point onward, the conquistadors drafted the city in the traditional Spanish way, and today the Colonial constructions of the Cathedral, the churches of San Francisco, Belen, and la Recoleta, mansions, and monuments are preserved.

There are many excursion possibilities: the Inca Baths, thermo-medicinal hot springs where the Inca used to go after long trips, the Ventanillas de Otuzco (Otuzco Windows), a cemetery carved into a wall of volcanic rock, Cumbemayo, a demonstration of pre-Incan hydraulic engineering still functioning today, that is located in a wonderful natural area, the old hacienda La Colpa, where the cattle go to be milked at the sound of their name, Kuntur Wasi, a commercial center that dates to the year 1100 b.C. and its site museum with the numerous examples of the oldest objects of gold in the Americas, the Porcón farm, an agricultural and cattle cooperative surrounded by a pine forest, ideal for spending a day out of the city, visiting its small zoo of vicuñas, deer, little spotted cats, monkeys, and eagles, buying its milk products, or simply enjoying the landscape.

 

We offer 3 exciting tours in this area , please make a choice:

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CAJAMARCA EXPRESS

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3days-2nights Daily departures City Tours, Cumbe Mayo, La Colla Llacanora Baños del Inca.
CAJAMARCA CLASSIC

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4days -3nights Daily departures La Colla Llacanora Baños del Inca, City Tours, Otuzco tres Molinos Fundo los Alpes, Cumbe Mayo
CAJAMARCA SPECIAL

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5days -4nights Daily departures Otuzco, City Tours, Cumbe Mayo, Collpa, Continental Breakfast in Cajamarca

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Cajamarca Mail Square Cathedral Of Cajamarca San Francisco Convent Mirador de Santa Polonia
       
Cumbe Mayo The Rescue Room La Recoleta Church Conjunto Monumental Belen
       
Conception Church Belen Church Cajamarca Festivities  



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