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. Arrange to visit Cumbemayo and other attractions in Cajamarca using our Cajamarca day trip site .
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  • September 25, 2017
    The Cumbemayo is a carved stone complex about 45 minutes north of Cajamarca. There's no crazy ruins there but impressive rock formations and water works carved in stone. There's also a few spot with c...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    The nature was very good, the place is cute! The wind is cold. You have to bundle up, but the place is charming vale penalty to go
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  • September 9, 2017
    Excellent views of this ancient stone forest. The weather was great the day that we visited it, but if it rained it would have to be careful with the tour.
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  • July 4, 2017
    A good walk accompanied by a good landscape, the more attractive are the remains of the aqueduct, sample of ingenuity and Inca hydraulic.
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  • July 26, 2017
    Archaeological site and good place to take a walk and discovering the strange shapes of the rocks.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Good tourist place of cajamarca
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  • May 29, 2017
    incredible place it must meet and take pictures, if you visit cajamarca
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  • February 2, 2017
    Spectacular place, very good scenery, lots of history pre-Inca and a good adventure.
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Places to stay in Cajamarca suit a range of budgets and tastes, with the town well-equipped to accommodate its outdoorsy visitors. A good number of the most popular options concentrate around Plaza de Armas. This pleasant town square sits at the center of Cajamarcan daily life, so staying here puts you close to the urban hustle and bustle. Look farther out of town to get the most from Cajamarca's pleasant landscape and highland climate, with remote hotels set in scenic locations offering extensive views and excursion booking services.
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