Welcome to Cajamarca

In the colonial center, majestic churches border the capacious Plaza de Armas. From here, once-decadent baroque mansions spread out along the narrow streets, many housing elegant hotels and fine restaurants. Cajamarca is famous for its cheese, gold (one of the world's largest mines lies nearby), baroque churches – and as the place where Inca emperor Atahualpa faced off against the Spanish conquistadors. It's a potent brew.

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Cajamarca activities

$60 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour of the Port of Callao and fort Real Felipe

The visit to the Real Felipe is done in approximately 1 hour and a half, by the places of the circuit of scheduled visit, which is done with guides of the own institution. It is considered a rest of 10 to 15 minutes. In fact, if one wishes to know the whole museum in detail, it may take a couple of full days. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 AM to 2 PM.This the Real Felipe a base of the Peruvian Army is for this reason that the guides will be of the same museum, after visiting the fort we will visit a beautiful coastal district called the Punta, from there we will be able to see the San Lorenzo islands and we will be able to take very Beautiful photos, and on the way back we will pass through the central part of the callao to see beautiful streets and old mansions and beautiful murals made by young artists, we are sure that this walk you will enjoy it, we will include the tickets, transfers and the guide.

$33.13 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half Day Ventanillas de Otuzco from Cajamarca

Visit the ´Ventanillas de Otuzco´ (Windows of Otuzco), located just 7 km. from the city of Cajamarca, standing out amidst the region´s green countryside. The site is a pre-Inca cemetery, which pre-dates the Caxamarca culture, probably influenced by the Wari Empire and is located on the side of a hill. Hundreds of crypts and individual niches resembling windows were carved into the volcanic stone. The niches lead into a network of dark and mysterious galleries, which appear to have no end, giving rise to myths of secret tunnels that linked Cajamarca to Cusco. Enjoy this experience as you discover the past and the vision of afterlife that the old inhabitants of this land had. At the end of the visit, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

$32.50 Cultural & Theme Tours

Inca's Bath Half-Day Tour from Cajamarca

The "Baños del Inca" are a set of natural hot springs located at 6 km from the city of Cajamarca at 2667 meters above sea level. This historical complex has several gardens and hot pools where the average temperature is around 70ºC (158ºF). According to tradition, the Inca Atahualpa was in the habit of relaxing in its waters, to regain strength before undertaking new conquest. Along the colonial time and the first decades of the Peruvian republican period; the Inca Baths were an important recreational place for the people of the region.It is believed that these hot mineral springs possess therapeutic properties for the treatment of bone and nervous system disorders. As an optional experience discover the natural healing power of these hot springs that will help you to reduce muscle fatigue caused by physical exertion. After this visit, transfer back to the hotel.

$56.25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half Day in Cumbemayo, the Stone Forest

In the morning, a transport will pick you up from your hotel,and after 40 minutes you will get to this incredible place. Cumbemayo is located at 20 km from the city of Cajamarca. Visit the Cumbemayo complex, an archaeological area that holds numerous geological formations known as the ´Stone Forest´. Some of these interesting rock formations seem to mimic the silhouettes of pious friars (for which it is popularly called "frailones" or giant friars). The complex also has an aqueduct, considered one of the most remarkable hydraulic engineering works of pre-Columbian America. Here, you will also find a Sanctuary, a cliff that looks like a giant human head, and caves, which include cave paintings and carvings.

$34.67 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half Day Cajamarca City Tour

Visit the Santa Apolonia Hill, one of the main attractions of the city of Cajamarca. This natural viewpoint lets you appreciate the whole city and the valley of Cajamarca. Here you can also find the so-called ´Silla del Inca´ (Inca Chair), which was a pre-Inca ceremonial altar. Then proceed to the Monumental Complex of Belen, and visit the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Piedad. Later, continue to the "Cuarto del Rescate" (Rescue Room), where the Inca Atahualpa, last ruler of the Incas, was held prisoner by the Spanish. Then visit the exteriors of the temple of San Francisco, built in 1562 and inhabited by the first Franciscans. Then, walk through the Plaza de Armas, and the exterior of the Cathedral, built in the seventeenth century, with a facade that is a refined sample of Baroque art. After the visit, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

$66.19 Cultural & Theme Tours

Half Day Farming Experience in Porcon from Cajamarca

You are transferred to the Porcón Farm, located 30 km from the city of Cajamarca. On the way, stop at the village of Huambocancha Alta, 8.5 km from the city of Cajamarca, where local artisans give life to stones. Here, entire families are dedicated to the art of sculpting. Admire their handicrafts in stone, before continuing to the Porcon Farm, a rural and religious community that has pine forests, livestock, fish, mini-zoo and beekeeping areas. Among others, the farm offers its visitors activities like the planting and harvesting of potatoes and other root crops and vegetables, seed selection and soil preparation, hand milking of cows and sire selection and a rehabilitation programme of pine trees. You will have the opportunity to stroll in the countryside or just relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the beautiful landscapes that surround the community. After the visit, you will be transferred back to Cajamarca.