5 Most Amazing Waterfalls in Peru 

Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains.

The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. 

The country is home to some towering mountains that catch clouds drifting over them during some specific times in the year. Aside from having some eye-catching mountains, the country  is home to quite a number of waterfalls and some of these amazing waterfalls are;  

1. Gocta Cataracts 

Gocta is a perennial waterfall with two drops located in Peru’s province of Bongara in  Amazonas, approximately 771 kilometres to the northeast of Lima. It flows into the  Cocahuayco River. 

2. Yumbilla Falls 

Yumbilla Falls is 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. It has a height of over 890 m.  

3. Ahuashiyacu Waterfall 

This amazing waterfall is situated in a paradise of biodiversity. It is found in the middle of immense trees and numerous plants used in traditional medicinal technics. This wonderful waterfall runs towards a crystalline basin. Indeed, it is a natural attraction spot with a large waterfall, wading pool, paths, tours & nearby lodge accommodations. 

4. Catarata de Chinata 

Catarata de Chinata was an impressive 580m waterfall plunging in three visible tiers then cascading further into the jungle. There is a military post nearby and the falls is visible there.  Clouds easily obscure this waterfall during the rainy season.  

5. Catarata del Tirol 

This 35-metre waterfall can be found in the town of San Ramon. It is actually a 10-minute  drive from San Ramon and it is the most visited waterfall site in Peru. 

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