Cajamarca is an important cultural and commercial center in the Northern Highlands of Peru. It is located in a fertile river valley surrounded by mountains, and various cultures have settled this area during the last 2000 years and more. Pre-Chavín cultures, the Incas and the Spanish conquistadors have all occupied this area, which has witnessed numerous historical events of great importance, including a pivotal moment in the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
Today, this pretty city, with its red-tiled roofs and colonial architecture, attracts tourists who come to explore the numerous historic sites and immerse themselves in the rich culture and traditions of the region. With our four-hour-long city tour, you’ll gain a great understanding for Cajamarca, its vibrant history and its culture.
Cajamarca is one of the most delightful cities in Peru’s northern highlands. It’s a decent size, with a population of just over 200,000, but it’s easy to explore and you’ll still see locals strolling around the cobblestone streets in traditional attire.
During our city tour, you’ll learn all about the Cajamarca of the Incas, its transformation into a colonial city, and the gold mining boom of the 18th century that resulted in a construction ...