Yumbilla Falls ,Cuispes ,Amazonas ,Peru


Address -: Yumbilla Falls ,Cuispes ,northern Peruvian , Amazonas ,Peru

Yumbilla Falls is the name of a waterfall located near the town of Cuispes, in the northern Peruvian region of Amazonas. It is considered the world's fifth tallest waterfall, becoming internationally known since late 2007 due to a geographical survey conducted by the Geographical Institute of Peru.

The top of the waterfall is located at 2723,6 meters above sea level, while the bottom stands at 1828,1 meters above sea level; being 895,5 meters the total height of the waterfall.The height was measured with the help of laser instruments by a geographical survey of the National Geographic Institute of Peru (IGN) in 2007.This area is part of the Eastern Peruvian Andes, also known as Cordillera Oriental, more precisely, part of a mountain massif called Cerro Panhuayco.
From Chachapoyas it is a 1hr 15min journey by vehicle to the village of Cuispes. There are no direct collectivos running regularly to Cuispes, so visit Cuispes is very easy. It is not necesary to pay a travel agency.
Taking the collectivos up to Pedro Ruiz (10 Soles) and taking a “mototaxi“(tradicional vehicule in this area) to Cuispes (10 soles, this price is the same if you are one, two or three people).
In the main plaza of Cuispes you can buy the tickets to enter to Yumbilla waterfall (5 soles) and they contact you with the guide. From Cuispes it takes 2-2.5 hours to hike (about 6 km each way) to the base of the tallest fall.

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