Airfare to Cajamarca, Peru
Cajamarca is located in the northern highlands of Peru and is blessed by a mild and equatorial climate. The city is very well known for its cheeses and dairy products, churches and hot springs. It’s also home to the world’s largest gold producing mine.
Since the city is located 2,700 m (8,900 ft) above sea, it’s important to take your time and get used to the high altitude. Drink a lot of water, avoid caffeine and alcohol and don’t push your luck when it comes to taking long walks.
Make sure to climb the Santa Apolonia hill to the Inca Seat, which offers stunning views of the city below.
There are direct flights, daily, from Lima. The only airline servicing Cajamarca is LAN Peru so their monopoly keeps the airfare quite high and without any variations between seasons.
The only way to save some money on airfare to Cajamarca is by saving money on the first leg of the flight: to Lima. If you fly from the US, the airfare is cheap from New York, especially during the spring. Plan to fly during the weekends and book your flight slightly in advance (two to eight weeks).
For more information on Cajamarca, check out BootsnAll’s Peru Travel Guide.