Yumbilla falls

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Yumbilla Falls
Location Amazonas Region, Peru
Type Tiered
Total height 2938 ft / 896 m
Number of drops 4
World height ranking 5

Yumbilla Falls, situated in Cuispes Peru, Amazonas Region, is the world's fifth tallest waterfall, and became known internationally only in late 2007.

Yumbilla waterfalls 895 meters to high. Cuispes, Chachapoyas, Perú.
Yumbilla waterfalls 895 meters to high. Cuispes, Chachapoyas, Perú.

The height of waterfall has been measured by Peru's National Geographic Institute, using laser equipment. The upper rim of waterfall is located 2723.6 m above the sea level but the lower part - 1828.1 m above the sea level, thus the height of falls is 895.5 meters.[1] Waterfall is tiered and has four - five distinct drops, meaning that its total drop is split into four distinct steps.[2]

Local Area[edit]

In the same valley there are around 22 similar waterfalls.

From Cuispes a small village in the mountain, you can visit some of the highest waterfalls in the world, immersed in an incredible high jungle forest: The most important is Yumbilla waterfall 895 meters to high ( almost 3 times as high as the Eiffel Tower), Chinata waterfall 560 meters to high and Pavilion waterfall 400 meters to high.

Flora and fauna[edit]

Yumbilla waterfall is immersed in an fantastic high forest. This forest has wide variety of orchids and bromeliads. Here you´ll find: Andean parrots, Andean cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruviana), Marvellous Spatuletail hummingbird, Spectacled bear, Choloepus hoffmanni, Yellow-tailed monkey.

High jungle forest, Cuispes, Chachapoyas, Perú.


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 Celsius. Rain falls in all months, but may be most intense and persistent in the period between September and December.

How to get there[edit]

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 necessary to pay a travel agency.

Taking the collectivos up to Pedro Ruiz (10 Soles) and taking a “mototaxi“(tradicional vehicle 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.

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Coordinates: 5°55′11.64″S 77°54′04.32″W / 5.9199000°S 77.9012000°W / -5.9199000; -77.9012000