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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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  • We enjoyed our hike in Cumbemayo a ton! It was a gorgeous day, nice hike (not too difficult), beautiful scenery, and different from other hikes I've gone on before. We went through a tour company (off...  more »
  • Amazing to walk where people lived thousands of years ago n hewed aqueducts out of rock! 10,500 feet elevation made me a little breathless. The tunnel was unbelievable!  more »
  • The guided trip stops short of some of the real good stuff, deeper past the bridge. It appears sometimes that the water is actually going UPHILL! They hewed square angles right in the rocks and throug...  more »
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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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  • Beautiful! without a doubt the best of Cajamarca.
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