Our trip to Cumbe Mayo was amazing. We arranged a private tour, even though I said we would not go on any more tours. This one was well worth it. Antonio was our guide. He was a History and Geography teacher in the past and we profited from that immensely. He should be sought out if you ever travel to Cajamarca. Cumbe Mayo is amazing. All of the features here were designed and constructed well before the Inca ruled the land and 1000 years before Christ walked the land. Believe it. See it.
Morning mist on the way to Cumbe Mayo.
Light touches the land foretelling a great day of experiences.
Shield wall in the distance. Thanks Frank Herbert.
Primitave observatory, complete with petroglyphs and star charts.
Bringing power and light to small villages of Peru for 1 sole per month.
Miles and miles.
Into the valley and to the canals.
Watch your step. One cactus for you Mom.
Pre Inca watermark.
A private field trip.
Crazy stone work.
Cruz del Sur. Again, 1000 years b.c.
These canals that fed early Cajamarca originated from rivers that would have ended in the Atlantic Ocean, but now they went to the Pacific over the continental divide. Impressive.
Early map of the area and canals.
Perfectly straight on 'till morning.
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