It’s a long, rough, but rewarding journey south from Cajamarca to the small town of Huamachuco, jumping-off point for visiting the archeological site of Marca Huamachuco as well as the fabulous, rarely visited and very remote ruins of Gran Pajaten. The whole journey from Cajamarca to the ruins takes at least five days, and involves a combination of bus and hiking. Cajabamba is the only other town of significance en route from Cajamarca to Huamachuco but its main interest is a place to change buses.

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