The Incan Baths

Baños del Inca - Cajamarca Perú

The Incan Baths are possibly Cajamarca’s foremost tourist attraction. The specially-built pools allow hot sulphur-bearing water to mix with cool river water - evidence of famed Inca engineering.

You can still relax in the warm baths, where the water bubbles up through the stone bottom. The best-known thermal springs in the “Baños del Inca” are “El Tragadero” and “Los Perolitos” - The Drain and The Little Pots, respectively - where the water is hot enough to boil an egg. You can comfortably relax in less scalding pools there at a temperature of 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit).