Nestled in the lush green mountains, the pleasant city of Cajamarca is located at 2720 meters and features a mix of modern and colorful architecture. The region is known for its gold and zinc mining as well as for its cheese and milk production. It makes a great place to soak up the real Peru and explore its lesser-known architectural treasures.

Recommendations

• Las Ventanillas de Otuzco

 Things to do

Chachapoyas (part 4/5) night in Cajamarca

Inaugurated in June 2000 this fascinating museum displays more than 200 mummies and their burial offerings recovered from the Laguna de los Condores. Once at risk from looters and vandals, today this valuable collection is housed in a museum that was funded by Austrian citizens and private donors but built by the proud locals of Leymebamba. Discover the different ways in which the Chacahapoya and Incans used to honor and preserve their relatives and marvel at just how intact these thousands of years old skeletons still are. Afterwards, continue your journey towards Cajamarca, enjoying lunch en-route. (08:00 – 18:00, Private Activity, Boxed Lunch Included).

Chiclayo (part 4/4) Chachapoyas 4D/3N w/ Revash night in Cajamarca

Leaving from Kentitambo lodge, head into the mountains on this full day journey with your private guide and driver towards the city of Cajamarca. Admire the changing scenery and enjoy lunch in a small tropical village en-route. (08:00 – 18:00, Private Activity, Boxed Lunch Included).

Chiclayo (part 4/4) Chachapoyas 4D/3N w/ Karajia night in Cajamarca

Inaugurated in June 2000 this fascinating museum displays more than 200 mummies and their burial offerings recovered from the Laguna de los Condores. Once at risk from looters and vandals, today this valuable collection is housed in a museum that was funded by Austrian citizens and private donors but built by the proud locals of Leymebamba. Discover the different ways in which the Chacahapoya and Incans used to honor and preserve their relatives and marvel at just how intact these ancient skeletons still are. Afterwards, continue your journey towards Cajamarca, enjoying lunch en-route. (08:00 – 18:00, Private Activity, Boxed Lunch Included).

Half day visit to Las Ventanillas de Otuzco from Cajamarca

Just a 15 minute drive from the city of Cajamarca in the Banos del Inca region, the windows of Otuzco contain 337 tombs carved from granite rock. A short and easy walk leads up to this ancient resting place which was occupied from 1130BC until 1240AD. (Duration: 1 hour, Private activity)

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