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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  • From the Plaza de Armas joined the tour half-day morning departure. I think good windbreaker, because the low temperatures and cloudy. Children are okay.
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  • Incredible views, formations of rock, petroglyphs and the enigmatic channel and super well built, very good choice!
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  • The ida is a little bad why the road is not paved takes 40 minutes, but worth seeing the forest of Quaternary and irrigation canals made by the Cajamarca. 1000 years before Christ. You have to be prepared to walk two hours, although the path is not hard, with beautiful landscapes and some highly recommended ruins
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  • Steeped in history and impressive place to hike away from the pollution of the city. The entry price is, 4 Suns school and University and 8 soles for adults. (There are people who you'll find along the way and they will ask you for money, is your decision if you want to give or not).
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  • Tourist site, beautiful landscape and if you like to walk so much better
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  • Awesome place
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  • It's a very cool place to visit family
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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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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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