Trip Planner:   South America  /  Peru  /  Cajamarca Region  /  Cajamarca  /  Historic Sites  /  Cumbemayo
Cumbemayo, Cajamarca
(4.8/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Cajamarca itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Cajamarca

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cajamarca by other users

2 days in Cajamarca BY A USER FROM PERU January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Cajamarca BY A USER FROM PERU January, kids, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Cajamarca BY A USER FROM PERU December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PERU December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Peru BY A USER FROM BRAZIL November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PERU October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Peru BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 40 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PERU December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PERU December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in Peru BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Peru BY A USER FROM ARUBA September, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 39 days in Peru BY A USER FROM TURKEY October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Excellent, the best place in Cajamarca unmissable!, even though they are two hours of walking, is fascinating to walk through the stones and to observe the rock formations that have been made with the nature, forms of the stones are like animals, an adventure, it really lives especially when crossing a sort of cave that has been made of the same stone.
    View original
  • A couple of hours walk with beautiful landscapes, very easy to follow for children or elderly people.
    View original
  • Excellent experience of contact with nature, the walk is rather extensive, but worth it!
    View original