Machete Tours - Peruvian Travel Ecotourism - Peru and Latin American Tour Operator

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Cajamarca

Cajamarca

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. It was here the Conquistador Francisco Pizarro captured the Inca Atahualpa. Who, in spite of fulfilling his part of the ransom, was killed and a new era in South American history began.

ALTITUDE

Capital: Cajamarca (2720 masl / 8924 fasl)

Lowest point: 400 masl / 1312 fasl (Nanchoc)

Highest point: 3590 masl / 11.778 fasl (Hualgayoc)

CLIMATE

The city of Cajamarca has a semi dry and temperate climate. The annual average maximum temperature is 22ºC (71ºF) and the minimum is 5ºC (42ºF). The rainy season begins in October and ends in April.

HISTORICAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Cuarto del Rescate (Ransom Room)

Cumbemayo Archeological Complex

Layzon Archeological Complex

Ventanillas de Otuzco (Windows of Otuzco)

Baños del Inca (The Baths of the Inca)

Kuntur Wasi Ceremonial Center

Kuntur Wasi Site Museum

NATURAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Porcon Farm

Cutervo National Park

Tabaconas Namballe National Sanctuary

CITY TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Cajamarca Cathedral or Santa Catalina Main Church

San Francisco Church (originally named San Antonio)

Conjunto Monumental Belen (Bethlehem Complex)

Conjunto Monumental La Recoleta (La Recoleta Complex)

Mirador Natural Santa Apolonia (Santa Apolonia Natural Lookout)