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Cajamarca, Departamento de Cajamarca, Peru

How much does it cost to travel to Cajamarca?

You should plan to spend around $66 (S/.255) per day on your vacation in Cajamarca. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $27 (S/.104) on meals
  • $16 (S/.61) on local transportation
  • $46 (S/.179) on hotels

A one week trip to Cajamarca for two people costs, on average, $928 (S/.3,573). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cajamarca cost?

A one week trip to Cajamarca usually costs around $464 (S/.1,787) for one person and $928 (S/.3,573) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cajamarca on average costs around $928 (S/.3,573) for one person and $1,856 (S/.7,146) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cajamarca will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cajamarca on average costs around $1,989 (S/.7,657) for one person and $3,978 (S/.15,314) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cajamarca has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cajamarca expensive to visit?

Cajamarca is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in Peru, which is a reasonably affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within South America, Cajamarca is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Foz do Iguacu or Asuncion.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cajamarca Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cajamarca?

The average Cajamarca trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cajamarca travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) S/.179 ($46)
Local Transportation 1 S/.61 ($16)
Food 2 S/.104 ($27)
Entertainment 1 S/.97 ($25)
Alcohol 2 S/.30 - 90 ($8 - 23)
Accommodation Budget in Cajamarca
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cajamarca is $23 (S/.89). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cajamarca is $46 (S/.179). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cajamarca

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cajamarca based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $53. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cajamarca
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cajamarca is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (S/.61) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cajamarca.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Cajamarca
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Rental Cars in Cajamarca
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Food Budget in Cajamarca
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cajamarca can vary, the average cost of food in Cajamarca is $27 (S/.104) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cajamarca should cost around $11 (S/.42) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cajamarca is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Cajamarca
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  • Entertainment and activities in Cajamarca typically cost an average of $25 (S/.97) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cajamarca
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  • The average person spends about $16 (S/.60) on alcoholic beverages in Cajamarca per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Cajamarca On a Budget
Cajamarca Cajamarca, Peru
Located in the northern highlands of Peru, Cajamarca is a town of about 100,000 people. The city's mild weather and fertile soil is ideal for agriculture, which is a major industry in the area. The city is also well known for its cheeses and dairy products. Cajamarca is the site of the Battle of Cajamarca which led to the execution of the Inca emperor Atahualpa and the end of the infamous Inca empire. Today, the area is appealing to visitors in part because of its lovely churches, nice hot springs, and interesting Inca Baths.

The city's high altitude of 2,700 meters above sea level mean it is necessary to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness, which can be quite serious. Cajamarca's climate is subtropical highland with rainfall most common in the spring and summer months between October and March. The rest of the year is relatively dry. There is dramatic temperature variation throughout the day with pleasant daytime temperatures and cold nights and mornings. There is very little temperature variation throughout the year. The warmest month is January, when average highs are around 72 degrees Fahrenheit and lows are around 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest months are June and July with average highs around 71 degrees Fahrenheit and average lows around 38 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are a good number of sights around town with some of the most important being located around the Plaza de Armas. The area has several churches including San Francisco, where you will find the "Ransom Room", where the Inca Atahualpa was held by Spanish conquistadors.

The steps on Santa Apolonia hill go up to the "Inca Seat". This is where it is believed the Inca addressed the town, and today there is a beautiful view of the city.

About 9 kilometers outside of town is Catarata de Plan Manzanas. This waterfall is worth a visit, if only to enjoy the nearby countryside. There is a microbus from town to Huambocancha Alta. Get off at Plan Manzanas and then ask a local for directions to the waterfall. They are usually helpful and friendly. There's a trail to the top of the falls and it's about a 30 minute walk one way from the road to the waterfall. You should allow at least half a day for the entire trip.
Cajamarca is a compact city that is relatively easy to walk around. Many of the city's sights are in the area around Plaza de Armas. There are also a few street markets along Rio San Lucas. Budget accommodation is available around town, and spa resorts are found on the outskirts of town.

A most interesting time to be in town is for the annual Carnaval de Cajamarca, which is held every February through March. It's a fun time to experience the city, and the highlight for many people is the day referred to as the day of water and paint. During this time people cover themselves in paint and onlookers and spectators throw water on them. It's a lively event to witness.

The Banos del Inca (The Inca's Baths) are also worth a visit. The natural hot springs are five kilometers east of the city in the town of Banos del Inca. Other archaelogical sites in the area include Cumbe Mayo and Ventanillas de Otuzco.

There are also many day trips in the area including visits to Llacanora, a picturesque town with waterfalls, and Granja Porcon, which in an Evangelical farming colony that also has a zoo.
Food and Dining
Food around town is quite good and many of the dishes make use of the impressive dairy industry in town. Most dishes are covered in a rich cream sauce. There are also some food stands around town that offer interesting options for the more adventurous types. These stands are a great way to try some interesting and unique local specialty dishes without spending much money.

You can reach Cajamarca either by bus or air. Flights arrive daily from Lima, and there are luxury buses that make the trip from Trujillo in six hours.

Once in Cajamarca, you can easily walk many places in town. There are also microbuses and taxis, both of which are convenient and reasonably priced.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.