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Cumbemayo, Cajamarca

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Ruin Tourist Spot
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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  • I liked the hour-long walk among the beautiful geological formations, by the incredible 3000-year old pre-inca canal. It was definitely worth the trip. I went with Destino, an agency on Cajamarca's Pl...  more »
  • The only downsides are the 20 km of dirt road to get there for the rest to 3500 meters between tufa rocks eroded by time and a wonderful and Refined aqueduct built 2000 years before Christ go there!!!
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  • Is a place that worth a visit in every sense, the long walk desestreza completely, there is a tunnel that would be good everyone can spend but is so narrow that it is possible that by the texture that we have each who is a little difficult, but it's a fairly short, I thought it was a little longer and at first I was a little scared , but nothing to do to spend committed. The place is pure nature, the landscapes are beautiful, wear a thin sweater because by the height you can feel cold although the walk is coming in heat. It is advisable to carry water and a bit of chocolate to have some calories. The road is not difficult, my seven-year-old daughter, he walked with ease.
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  • 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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  • Archaeological site and good place to take a walk and discovering the strange shapes of the rocks.
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  • Good tourist place of cajamarca
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  • incredible place it must meet and take pictures, if you visit cajamarca
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  • Spectacular place, very good scenery, lots of history pre-Inca and a good adventure.
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Where to stay in Cajamarca

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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