Cajamarca is an attractive colonial city in the verdant northern highlands. Known as the place where Francisco Pizarro captured and assasinated the Inca Atahualpa, Cajamarca is is the Historical and Cultural Heritage of the Americas, but off the usual tourist track.
Descriptions of Trujillo, Huanchaco Beach, the Moche Temple of the Moon, Chan Chan, Chiclayo, the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, and inland, the city of Cajamarca.
"Cajamarca ... land of past glories and defeats, the ghosts of Atahualpa and Pizarro hanging in the mist, a temperate, fertile valley surrounded by barren hills that still resonate with the sound of ancient flutes (quenas and zampoñas) and drums."
"The importance of the pre Hispanic and colonial monuments, have been worth this city to be declared as "America Heritage Site" by UNESCO. "
An excellent "collection of landscapes from along the Andean crest; in and around Cajamarca, and Banos del Inca, Peru" by Patrick Mallette at pbase.com.
Brief descriptions and hotels.