Although the first “travellers” from the Old Continent arrived to Cajamarca by horseback or walking, the present day visitors arrive by land or by air.
So the probability of having to support an exhausting or risky trip is not a valid excuse to exclude from your itinerary this historically attractive city, located at 853 kilometres to the Northeast of Lima, the Capital of the country.
So prepare your suitcases and start your visit to Peru by travelling to Cajamarca (2.720 metres above sea level), by air or by road... it is your choice:
- By air, the airport of Cajamarca named Mayor General Peruvian Air force Armando Revoredo receives, daily commercial flights coming from Lima. The trip lasts approximately one hour.
The airport is located approximately at 3.5 kilometres from the Cajamarca City Centre. For your transfer to the city, approach any of the taxis located in the exit area (approximately 5 Peruvian soles for the service.
- By land, Cajamarca is connected to the coast by a penetration route that is united with the Northern section of the Pan-American Highway (running from Lima to the border with Ecuador). In addition, diverse secondary roads unite it with several other Andean and Amazonian cities.
From Lima it is necessary to travel 856 kilometres over land to arrive at Cajamarca. The route begins at the Pan Americana Norte Pan-American Northern Highway, a paved smooth highway in perfect shape. Closed to the kilometre sign 677 (passing the Cities of Trujillo and Pacasmayo), you will find a paved detour that will lead you towards the City of Cajamarca, called the Capital of the Carnival. The approximate time of the trip it is about 15 hours.
There are several interprovincial transport companies that operate the route. You can find preferential service in modern buses with reclining couch seats. In addition there is an onboard food service with permanent hostess attention.
In Cajamarca there is no general bus terminal; nevertheless, the majority of bus agencies are located in the Avenidas Atahualpa and Independencia (blocks 2 and 3).