Yumbilla Falls

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Sebas
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Amazing cañoning/rappel tour at next to Yumbilla waterfalls
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had an amazing cañoning/rappel tour next to the Yumbilla waterfalls. If you like nature and water you will enjoy the hiking and the rappel in the fog forest (primary forest!!). It is still a real insider tip!

If I had known bevor that there is so much to explore in the surroundings of Cuispes I'd have stayed some days there to do more hiking and rappel tours.

I can highly recommend our guide
Agliberto Santillán (+51941873972).
He is a real pioneer in promoting cañoning/rappel tours in the area near Cuispes.

Agliberto and his colleague (there are always two guides for safety reason) let us downn a rope at a waterfall of 45 m. All of us really enjoyed the experience and we felt very secure because the guides are real experts.

The tours/waterfalls where you can realize the rappel depends on time availability and experience.

We went from Chachapoyas with bus to Pedro Ruiz (5 soles per person). Here, Agilberto had already organized the transport with mototaxi to Cuispes (15 soles per 3 persons).

In Cuispes you have to register and pay an entrance (10 soles per person). From Cuispes we took again a mototaxi with our guides to the entrance of the path to the waterfalls (15 soles per 3 persons).

Take enough time there to enjoy Cuispes!
Written February 11, 2020
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TheBigMozey
Road Town, Tortola27 contributions
Yumbilla Falls, Peru - Worth the Hike!
Nov 2018 • Solo
It takes some work to get there, but well worth it, in my opinion.
It's located further north that Gocta Waterfall, but you get 3 waterfalls in your hike!
You have to take a taxi to a place to register - a small village.
Then have thetas driver take you to the entrance - about 3 KM from where you register.
I'm 66 and did the hike by myself - and I smoke! LOL
Worth the hike first two waterfalls are pretty, and the main waterfall comes off the mountains. A pretty majestic site!
I've read where it's about a 3 mile hike there, so 6 miles total.
Not much wildlife in the area, and the trees block most of the views to the valley as your hiking. But, there are two lookout points that give you a good view of the valley below.
Rapelling is popular at the falls - but, I think you need a guide to do that, unless you have your own equipment and are the real adventurous type!
Written December 26, 2018
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Yuval_ob
Herzliya, Israel82 contributions
Nice walk without a crowd
Sep 2018 • Couples
It is easy to get to Yumbilla falls, although surprisingly very dew people get here.
After taking a moto taxi to Cuispes (about 20 minutes drive), you stop at the official tourist office, pay the entrance fee, and should continue with the taxi for 6 more kilometers.
It took us about 4 hours roundtrip, including many stops, but with a reasonable walking speed.
We walked by ourself without a guide, and there is no problem finding the way.
The hike is pretty nice, as you also see few smaller waterfalls along the way.
The trail is not very difficult nor very easy, as there are some small ups and downs.
The waterfalls is beautiful and impressive, although smaller than Gocta falls (if you need to choose only one - go for Gocta).
On the way back, the park manager actually waited for us, as it was getting late.
Generally, everyone in the region were very nice and welcoming.
Written October 29, 2018
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adventure4good
Sucre, Bolivia16 contributions
Must see!
Jul 2018 • Couples
We did a tour to the Yumbilla Falls through our hostel, Ñuñurco Travellers in Chachapoyas - what a great decision! We started the morning doing a canyoning tour and then hiked to Yumbilla falls after lunch. Manuel at Ñuñurco set up the whole thing for us, it cost ~$100 for two people for all day. It was a bit more expensive because of the canyoning tour. We loved this hike so much we went back two days later on our own. You can take a collectivo to Pedro Ruiz then a mototaxi to Cuispes. Make sure to stop in Cuispes to sign in at the visitor center and pay 10 soles to do the hike. A mototaxi can then take you to the trailhead. Also make sure to arrange for the mototaxi to pick you up later as well. The trail is obvious and it would be difficult to get lost.
Written August 3, 2018
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PeterKastil
Slovakia75 contributions
No tourists just you;)
Nov 2017 • Friends
If you stay in Chachapoyas waterfalls are the must. Everybody knows Gocta falls. Yes. It’s amazing. But if you travel to reach something more special than thousands tourists on area before you think about trip to Yumbilla falls. 90 minutes drive from Chachapoyas /even that road is beautiful/ you’ll reach entrance to the park. Another 1 hour walking through amazing jungle convince you that the decision was right. To get to Yumbilla falls you pass 3 smaller but also nice waterfalls with great possibility to take nice pictures. Everyobe is different. At the end you explore 4th highest waterfall on Earth. 2 jumps of Yumbilla offer possibility to see all three parts of it. We see this falla complete just via drone pictures. To the total base you can get through complicated ropes climbing but it is not so dangerous. Well, Gocta is amazing but Yumbilla is hidden pearl!!!
Written December 7, 2017
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sbct10
London, UK10 contributions
Must see if you are in the area
Nov 2017 • Solo
Visiting Yumbilla was a great trip. 10-12 soles from Perdro Ruiz to Cuispes, 10 soles entry. A 6km walk to the park enterance(ask your moto-taxi to take you up for another 8 soles once you have signed in) Between an hour or two to the final mirador depending on how long you stop at each waterfall. (No need for a guide, simply follow the path through the jungle.

A word of warning about the "secret" route with ropes on the way back down. Speaking to a guide on the route warned us how this path is very dangerous after rainfall, after attempting it and having to turn back I would warn that if the ground is at all wet this extra route should be avoided. This is not a part of the world where you want to have an accident.

The experience of walking through the jungle and the lack of other people is far superior to the walk to Gocta although the final waterfall might not be as impressive. Highly recommend this place!
Written November 24, 2017
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El_expl0rad0r
Geneva, Switzerland84 contributions
Disappointing guide
Jun 2017
We used Agliberto Sandoval a local chief and tour guide. He was not profesional all the cost were increased from initial offerings, tours were never on time, also a lot of the stuff mentioned during the trip was clearly made up.
Avoid Agliberto do the trek alone!
The waterfalls are pretty but I am not sure they worth all the hassle.
Written November 20, 2017
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kentmoney1
Worcester MA48 contributions
Amazing!!!
Jan 2017 • Solo
I arrived at Pedro Ruiz from Moyobamba at about 10am. From there I jumped on a mototaxi that cost 10 soles (won't cost you anymore then this) to the town of Cuispes. It is about a half hours drive. I stayed at the Hospedaje Rocio which is hosted by the most friendliest and attentive couple, Porfirio and Irma. I paid the ten soles at the Registry and arranged a visit to the Yumbillas the following day.

Next day I was provided the key at around 630am. And after eating breakfast cheffed up by Irma I began the journey. It took about an hour on foot to get to the gate of the entrance. From there the walk begins into dense jungle. Really amazing stuff. You first get to a mirador to see incredible views of the towns below. Then you arrive at the Medio Cerró waterfall. Pretty impressive. Afterwards the waterfall Cristal. After about a half hour you get to the almighty Yumbillas falls. Right before you get to the first tier you veer a bit to the left to enjoy the mirador of the second tier. Recommended.

After enjoying the Yumbillas, on your way back right after the second tier mirador, you will notice a small trail on your right heading down. Take it. Believe me. Amazing! You have to climb down on ropes that are there in order to get to the second tier waterfall. It was the most amazing part of the trek. You get to the second tier which is nothing short of awesome. On the return just follow the trail that veers to the right from the path you took heading into the waterfall. It will eventually lead you to the first waterfall Medio Cerro but not before seeing another tier of Waterfall cristal.

Overall it was an amazing day. The following day I was able to get to the third tier of Yumbillas, but that's a whole different adventure you have to embark on. I did it alone but I would recommend a guide since I did get lost a couple of times. Enjoy!
Written February 3, 2017
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Josiah H
Cajamarca, Peru36 contributions
Nice waterfalls, little tourist.
Sep 2016 • Friends
I loved the fact that this waterfall was less touched by tourist and we even got the key to the actual park entrance. We hiked about hour and half, taking our time to enjoy the three waterfalls. The path was clearly marked and there were some sweet outlook points where you could see the whole region. It was definitely a lot less touristy then la gocta (a local big name waterfall) the path is a challenge but well worth it. You feel you're in the jungle when you are there. I recommend this for anyone wanting to do a less known site in nature.
Written September 30, 2016
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orchids08
St. Charles, IL49 contributions
Great hike!
Aug 2016 • Couples
Great hike and take some hiking poles. Trail is good but not a smooth path (rocks). Wonderful area and the little falls are also great to see! Takes time and well worth it!!!
Written September 11, 2016
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