Yumbilla Falls, situated in Cuispes, Perú in Amazonas Region, is the world's fifth tallest waterfall, and became known internationally only in late 2007. In the same valley there are around 22 similar waterfalls.The most important is Yumbilla waterfall 895 meters to high ( almost 3 times as high as the Eiffel Tower) Gocta waterfall 771 meters to high, Chinata waterfall 560 meters to high and Pavillion waterfall 400 meters to high.
Flora and fauna
Yumbilla waterfall is immersed in an incredible high forest. This forest has wide variety of orchids and bromeliads.Here you´ll find: Andean parrots, Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana), spatula tail hummingbird, spectacled bear , Choloepus hoffmanni, yellow-tailed monkey.
Yumbilla waterfall is in the high jungle. The climate is composed by rainy and dry season. The weather is warm and humid around the year, with temperatures mostly between 10 and 25 degrees Celcius. Rain falls in all months, but may be most intense and persistent in the period between September and December.
How to get there
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.
From the main plaza also you can visit Pabellón waterfall (400 meters to high) it takes 1-1.5 hours to hike to the base of the fall.
Besides you can visit Chinata waterfall (560 meters to high) it takes 2-2.5 hours to hike to the base of the fall.
From Chachapoyas it is a 1hr 15min journey by vehicle to the village of Cuispes. From Chachapoyas is very easy take a collective to Pedro Ruiz and from there take a mototaxi to Cuispes at 25 minutes. From Cuispes it takes 2-2.5 hours to hike (about 6 km each way) to the base of the tallest fall. Take water and Make sure to wear boots after rainfall. Also, take a bathing suit in case you want to swim in the pool at the base of the falls. You can rent horses from Cuispes for S/. 25 both ways or S/. 20 for just the return from the main fall. .
Visitors needs to register & pay entrance at the office in Cuispes, 5 Soles.