Cajamarca – Destinies of Perú
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 217,000 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. It is also known for its churches, and hot springs, or Inca Baths. There are also several active mining sites in surrounding areas. Most of all, Peruvians remember Cajamarca as the place where the Inca Empire came to an end; the Battle of Cajamarca and the capture, abuse, and murder of the Incan emperor Atahualpa took place here.
Tours in Cajamarca
In the way to Cumbemayo and hacienda Collpa we will visit the forest of the national university in Cajamarca, admire the stone forest with mysterious and strange fraylon forms, geological shapes, then continue the visit to the sanctuary of petroglyphs.View details
Visit to the minizoo, where we will see a Farm of Guinea pigs, rabbits, livestock barns, monkeys, bears, vicuñas, also a factory of dairy products, then we shall visit the craft workshops of Huambocancha, where stone crafts are sculpted in granite and marble.View details
Extension: 35,417 km2
Population: 1’336,000 habitantes
Altitude: 2,750 m.s.n.m
Climate: Subtropical highland , 14 degrees Celsius during the day.
Typical Food: el picante de cuy con papa, el chicharrón con mote, las humitas, el chupe verde, cecinas shilpidas.