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
Nature, Ruins, Earth art (geoglyphs), Cultural walking tour