Like other destinations in Peru, Cajamarca will reactivate its tourism as of 15th of November, after more than 7 months of having suspended this activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
From that day on, the northern region will reopen the doors of the archaeological complex of Cumbemayo and the monumental complex of Belén, which can be visited again by tourists, once the biosecurity measures required to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus are implemented.
Judith Padilla Malca, head of the Decentralized Culture Department (DDC) of Cajamarca, assured that the aforementioned sites will be signposted during their tours.
In that sense, the official revealed that the tours to these areas will be made up of a group of 5 people (including the guide), while the obtaining of the tickets will be done, for the time being, by e-mail: “The purpose is to avoid the agglomeration that puts the health of the workers and visitors at risk”.
In the particular case of Cumbemayo, the cultural official explained that this tourist site has an interpretation center, but it will not be possible to visit it because it is a small space that would not promote distance among the attendees.
Other attractions so characteristic of Cajamarca as the Ventanillas de Otuzco and the Cuarto del Rescate, still do not meet the conditions “to control social distancing and compliance with safety protocols.
“The Rescue Room is too small an environment with only one access for entry and exit. It does not guarantee social distancing. The Ventanillas de Otuzco has only one access with a small control window and the toilets are insufficient,” Judith Padilla explained.
Finally, the director of the DDC assured that in the time that the tourist attractions of Cajamarca were closed because of the outbreak of coronavirus, they have been properly cared for, and that for their reopening they will comply with the norm that establishes their disinfection, cleaning and maintenance.