The Otuzco Windows

This tour takes you to the Otuzco Windows, old Cajamarca tombs set in a large cliff outside the city. This tour offers up a good introduction to Cajamarca culture and burial practices.

from $ 31


Free cancellation

up to 10 days in advance

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  • Duration: 3 hrs
  • Available Days: Every day
  • Schedule: 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Free cancellation up to 10 days prior
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights

Archeology
Ruins
Ventanillas de Otuzco

The Otuzco Windows are set 4 miles (7 km) outside the city of Cajamarca. When you get here, you’ll swear that this was once a city built into a cliff—the holes are shaped like squares and look similar to windows. However, the holes are actually 600-year-old burial sites from the Cajamarca culture. The Spanish destroyed the original tombs, but the structures that remain are still impressive and give you a good sense for the history surrounding this place. It’s thought that the Cajamarca used it for over 1,000 years. There are a total of 337 niches.

Attraction Visited

Ventanillas de Otuzco

The Ventanillas de Otuzco (Small Windows) are set just outside the town of Cajamarca. The site is made up of some 200 small windows carved into a cliff. The windows are actually old tombs from the Cajamarca culture.

Ventanillas de Otuzco

What to Bring

Camera

What's included

Transportation and guide.

Transportation

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