The Capac Nam in Cajamarca
|Tour Length:||5 days / 4 nights|
|Places to visit:||Observation of Birds, Ecology, Observation of the Nature, Culture and Tradition, Long walk, stroll in boat, fishes, stroll to horse, thermal swimming pool|
|Minimun Number of Pax:||02 pax|
|Tour Price||From US$ 485|
This program demands of us a greater physical level since we will make greater amount of activities. The valley of Cajamarca offers many peculiar routes to the lovers of the nature and the Andean footpaths the program includes a route by the Route Combayo - Sangal where we will know the habitat the picaflor Ventrigris Comet, bird classified in danger of extinction by the Union the International for the Conservation of Naturaleza (UICN) and BirdLife International. In the passage we will be able to appreciate the cajamarquina countryside and its colorful Andean traditional sembríos and to cross an ancestral way that in some sections still conserves rest of which outside the more important road network of the empire of the Incas and that unites historical the Baths of the Inca with the town of the Gerge.
Giant rock Cumbemayo, imposing forest, with presence of ceremonial altars, and the sanctuary, in addition to an impressive aqueduct, will be visited by us to receive its energy and to feel the magic of its nature.
With the pleasure to cross on foot the ancestral ways of the Caxamarca town, soon used by the Incas as it leaves from the Qhapaq Ñan or Gran Way Inca we will make trekking who conjugates the scenic beauty of the valley of Cajamarca and the lagoon San Nicholas, a long walk of little effort, with smooth slopes, crossing lateral and depressions whom old dried lagoons conformed now, finished in the colorful town of Namora.
We will visit Porcon, Agrarian Cooperative whose experience of reforestation is recognized world-wide level. We will have the opportunity to cross its forests and to know the style life of its inhabitants.
Day 1: Cajamarca
Arrival to the city of Cajamarca and transfer to the Hotel.
Immediately to the installation, exit in bus from the hotel towards the beginning point of the circuit in the small village of Combayo, located to 1,30hrs of the city of Cajamarca.
We initiated our route on foot by a conserved affluent branch of an old pre-Hispanic way, which still conserves part of the original pavement constructed by the Incas. In spite of finding us on the 3000 msnm, the climate is pleasant, the landscape is dominated by different tones from green granted by shrubs and trees like eucalyptuses, alders, queñuales, the lands are covered by cultures with Pope, wheat, barley, ocas, grass. Surely we will see some agriculturist preparing its land to usanza ancestral with one yunta of oxen and a wood plow.
At few minutes to leave the town of Combayo we arrived at a great esplanade in which we will be able to appreciate the walls of old constructions of the Caxamarca town. A little advanced more is the Necrópolis de Combayo, set of tombs carved on volcanic rock that they indicate that here existed a ceremonial and religious center of great importance. When descending between native eucalyptuses and shrubs, we will be able to find a great variety of colorful and graceful birds like finches, zorzales, turriches, sparrows, colibríes, cargachas, etc. Inclusively, with something of luck we will be able to see some Variable Hawk or an Eagle of Black Chest.
Our long walk continues between cautivantes natural landscapes following the channel of the Grande river until entering the small village of Laurel of the Valley. Here the community will receive to us and we will be able to learn more on the daily life of these people, we will know millenarian techniques of culture like the terraces that help the conservation of grounds; perhaps in addition, we have the opportunity to fish some trouts in the Azufre river. Before leaving our friends of the Laurel of the Valley we will take a rest in the Three zone of Tingos, spectacular union of three rivers (Great, Azufre and Paccha) that forms the great Chonta river, which runs towards the valley of Cajamarca. Here we can take advantage of the time to take light refrigerio and to enjoy the wonderful landscape that offers Three cliffs of Tingos.
The last section of our long walk by the Way Inca, will take us small village Low to the Sangal, to borders of the Chonta river, where we will be able to visit a deposit of trouts and, for which they wish it, to take a refrescante chapuzón in waters from the river. The vehicle will more ahead wait for meters to us, which we will approach after also crossing the spectacular Tube of the Chicche, fascinating not only by its formation rocky but by the wealth of native flora and fauna that lodges. Between these we have colorful orquídeas and different varieties from bells, queñuales, alders, great diversity of birds, between the most important colibrí Ventrigrís Comet.
Return to the Hotel Dry Lagoon, has supper and spends the night
Day 2: Cumbemayo
Very early we will leave to Cumbemayo, located architectonic complex to 17Km of the city of Cajamarca. We will be able to make a route between gigantic rocks worked by winds through million years with graceful and particular forms that the imagination animated by the invitation of the guides can be able to appreciate between varied profiles. We will also cross the hydraulic engineer installation which they constructed the old inhabitants of Cajamarca, the Channel of Cumbemayo. In some place of the passage we will have a high one to enjoy ours box lunch. Finally we will visit the sanctuary, located in a capricious rocky form where old inhabitants made religious ceremonies and rites.
Return to the Hotel Dry Lagoon, late of thermal swimming pool, has supper and spends the night
Day 3: San Nicholas
Very early, soon of the breakfast, exit in bus from the hotel towards the beginning point of the circuit in km 11,5 of the Cajamarca highway San Marcos. We initiated route of trekking by the ancestral way that unites Cajamarca with San Nicholas (formerly Coyor call), Arriving at the Lagoon San Nicholas, will visit the community of San Nicholas. In the wild passage we will appreciate the flora varied one and birds, we will enjoy the human heat of its inhabitants and will be able to participate in the tasks of pejerrey fishing and to walk in boat in the lagoon San Nicholas, Opcionalm being we could visit of the strength of Coyor, last place of resistance of the Caxa town before the invasion of the empire Inca. In some place of the route we will be able to rest and to enjoy box lunch (the ascent to the hill requires of certain physical effort). When beginning afternoon we will reinitiate trekking by the ancestral way that unites San Nicholas and the town of Namora.. When arriving at the locality of Namora, it is possible to be visited the manufacturing craftsmen of guitars, those that are known in all the country by their high acoustic quality. Namora is a typical town of the Peruvian mountain range, with its houses of it marinates and ceilings of roofing tile to two waters. The main commercial activity of the town is made the days Sunday, when the surrounding people of Namora and other towns and small villages meet in the market and the bordering streets to commercialize basic products of her harvests, crafts and other products that come from the city of Cajamarca.
Beginning the return and arrival to Hotel Dry Lagoon
When finalizing the Day and to obtain the waited for rest, a session of relajante massage in the Spa of Hotel Dry Lagoon.
Supper and spends the night.
Day 4: Porcon
We will take breakfast and leave to the Porcon Farm, in the passage we will be able to make a shutdown to observe the work that the craftsmen of Huambocancha make on marmolina, a delicate work that offers a variety of figurillas from tiniest to great works like sinks or banks.
Following the route we arrived at the town of low Porcon, from this place we appreciated the variation of the own vegetation of the place, with queñuales that are protecting the small houses of the population disperses and little by little are entering which constitutes the greater experience of reforestation of our country. In the Porcon Farm we will find diverse factories (textile, of carpentry, etc). We will know on its organization and productivity. One of its attractiveness is small zoological that lodges and the vicunas that journey freely by their forests.
In the evening, a different stroll will be made. To horse we will cross the creeks of the river chonta and will arrive at Llacanora, to be possible we will be able to approach us the waterfalls of this district.
When finalizing the Day will receive a repairing massage in the Spa of Hotel Dry Lagoon and will be ready to rest and to start off on the following Day like new.
Day 5: Cajamarca
Breakfast and transfer to the Airport.
Prices per person in US$
Tour Notices: Above rates are subject to change without notice eg. Holy Week,Labour Day, Christmas, New Years, etc.
- 4 nights of lodging in the Hotel Dry Lagoon and drink of welcome.
- Necessary transport according to Tour Itinerary.
- Box Lunch for the Trekking.
- Specialized bilingual guide.
- Basic equipment for the effort level (it includes medicine kit).
- Basket of Fruits.
- A relajante massage in the exclusive Spa of Hotel Dry Lagoon.
- Domestic and International Flights
- Airport taxes ($28 for international flights and $5 for domestic flights).
- Baggage excess.
- Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
- Personal expenses.
- International or National personal telephone calls
- Recommendable for people between 14 and 40 years
- To bring nonskid shoes, blocking lot, repelente, camera, suitable clothes to walk.
- Altitude average: 2850 msnm
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