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Cumbemayo, Cajamarca

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Take a tour of the ruins of Cumbemayo, a canal system that represents one of the oldest man-made structures in South America. Built by a pre-Incan nation sometime around 1500 BCE, the canals probably served to regulate water flow. See the aqueduct built from volcanic stone, hike along caves and interesting rock formations, and view the "Stone Monks"--large volcanic pillars weathered to peculiar shapes. On some of the rocks and structures, ancient petroglyphs provide insight into the advanced society that once inhabited the area. To visit Cumbemayo on your holiday in Cajamarca, and find out what else Cajamarca has to offer, use our Cajamarca trip itinerary builder.
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  • landscapes great... mysterious and clear, a climate beautiful, very interesting the home of the water and as made them ancient pre-Inca to carry the water, very nice all... a landscape spectacular!
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  • It is a beautiful landscape of green and rocks. There a variety of nature-shaped sculptures can be seen and there is a historical impression. However, the paths must be crossed partially on all fours.
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  • It is one of the routes t offering comfortable prices in cajamarca... the ideal is to go by yourself and reach the central square surroundings there are several travel agencies that offer comfortable packages per day... Cumbemayo is walking history and landscape are those I recommend!
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