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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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  • Tour to Cumbemayo include other attractions along the way, no need to book very early, but there are defined schedules which you can compromise with the tour operator (there are several agencies around the square), prices are very comfortable and vary if you're Group (you can compromise a discount). The place is well maintained, must walk enough and parts including long slopes, rocks and also a cave; so it go with very young children or very elderly people is not recommended for these activities however can walk through part of the Esplanade. Halfway through the journey, there are merchants, where can buy souvenirs or something light to eat. Vale penalty, the circuit can be made in an afternoon. I recommend that they check that does not coincide with rainy season to enjoy better walk.
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  • An extraordinary place to visit and enjoy the most amazing Stone Forest of Peru. If you put attention you will discover a number of figures made of stone...
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  • A beautiful place to learn, 100% tourist, must be physical to walk for a long time, be prepared because it can rain.
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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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