To move around in the urban geography of the City of Cajamarca, capital of the region of the same name is not a complication for the travellers, because this centennial city does not know the vortex and the chaos of the great metropolis, maintaining the calm, the enchantment and the proverbial tranquillity of the Andean provinces of Peru.
In the historical centre, where the majority of architectural attractions are concentrated, only the entrance of private cars, tourist buses and taxis is permitted. These last ones lack a taximeter and they are not painted yellow (like in almost all the rest of the country). There are many vehicles that offer this service (they are recognised by a signboard stuck in the windshield) and they do not have predetermined taxi stands; you can hail any one of them anywhere on the streets.
Before boarding the unit, you should come to an agreement regarding the price with the conductor. Generally, the tariff fluctuates between two and three soles (within the city). The cost is increased if the traveller goes to the Baths of the Inca or the Airport (five soles, approximately).
There is no major incidence of dangerous incidents or assaults in the units that offer this service. But if you require major tranquillity you can communicate (by telephone) with the taxi radio companies, which will cost you more.
In the outskirts of the Historical Centre, you will be able to move around in the coasters (minibuses) and the so called Combis (rural vans) that use pre determined routes within the city and, in some cases, will even take you to nearby localities. The service begins at the first hours of the day and it extends at night until 10 PM, approximately. The cost of the fare does not exceed a Peruvian sol. (urban area).