The Ventanillas de Otuzco is an archaeological site located in the district of Baños del Inca, 8 km northwest of the city of Cajamarca. The area with rare formations from volcanic rock served as a funerary site for pre-Inca civilizations and as a storage to the ancient Inca.
Otuzco is the necropolis of a pre-Inca civilization, older than the Caxamarca culture, most probably with Wari culture influences. Hundreds of galleries and individual niches, which resemble windows (ventanillas in Spanish), were carved into the rock.
Later, the Inca emptied out the niches for a different purpose: storage of grain (collca in Quechua) and a safe place against the wind to keep the contents fresh.
The tour starts out visiting the Ventanillas de Otuzco. Afterwards, we will stop at the famous Garden of giant hydrangeas as well as the traditional farm "Los Alpes" where you get an insight to the local production of dairy products.