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Cumbe Mayo - Ruin Cajamarca - Peru

In the indigenous language Quechua, Cumbe Mayo means fine river, which is a fitting name for this ancient aqueduct, believed to be constructed around 1500 B.C. Located 19 kilometers (11.80 mi) southwest of Cajamarca (a 45 minute journey), it stretches on for nearly five miles. It is surrounded by enormous natural rock formations, known as Los Frailones, which mimic a stone forest, and there are also a number of caves with carvings. The easiest way to see Cumbe Mayo is through a half-day trip organized by a tour agency in Cajamarca.


19 kilometers (11.80 mi) southeast of Cajamarca

Cajamarca , Peru

Ruin Types:
Nature, Ruins, Earth art (geoglyphs), Cultural walking tour

Here are other activities in and around Cajamarca that may be of interest: Las Ventanillas De Otuzco,

11 Jul 2012

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