Built by an advanced pre-Inca society around 1500 B.C, Cumbe Mayo, which translates to thin river, is thought to be one of the oldest man-made structures in South America. It lies in the Archaeological Complex of Cumbemayo, a place where the highest hydraulic technology of ancient Peruvian communities and the impact of time upon nature are combined.
When planning a trip through Peru, don’t pass up the tranquilo beaches up North. It is so cheap to eat, sleep, and get around. Plus the locals are extremely friendly and you get to experience a part of Peru that is not overrun by tourism. The artisanal work is abundant and the food is fresh and delicious!