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“Amazing”

Cascadas de Pishurayacu
Ranked #3 of 40 things to do in Tarapoto
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

This place is amazing in many ways. First to arrive there is amazing watch the view of the selva alta from the car. Second you have to walk in the middle of Amazonian forest and it is amazing to watch all that giant plants. Third the falls is very very beautiful and then, when you thing it's over you can relax in the natural hot tub.
If you are in Tarapoto I recomend to go there for a day and relax in the middle of the Amazonian forest, you won't regret it!

Thank mara_unf
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this 3 hour trekking trip if you love nature and adventure. The preserved area is located on the km34 of the Belaunde Highway Tarapoto-Yurimaguas. Maybe 20-30 minutes from Tarapoto. This area was opened 2 years ago to the public. You hike between mountains, climb a ladder and cross a stream on a log raft. You will reach the hot springs. Then, if this is not enough for you, you can keep hiking toward the cascade for 30 more minutes. You will find a nice paradise to swim and keep hiking if you want to get even closer to the cascade. On the way, you will find a variety of plants, ants, mushrooms, orchids, green and black frogs. I heard that also you may see the blue and black or the red and green frogs. Also, if you arrive early you may see some wild animals.
Fee: 5 soles. Members of the community of San Jose are the guides and preserve the area. You may want to tip them for their great service. They are opened to answer all your questions.
I met Mr. Enrique Tafur who is the "fiscal". He checks everything works well in the area.
Bring swimming suit, extra clothing just in case you fall in the water.
Wear tennis hiking shoes.
Be ready for the adventure!

Thank Pilare T
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Nice hike (not too strenuous) with adventure and up-close encounter with the waterfall. You have to ascend/descend several steep ladders and cross a river, which is not for the faint-hearted. We went in the rainy season and the river swells when it rains upstream, so we crossed it without trouble but had to wait an hour on the return for it to calm down enough to cross in the little log raft. The water at the waterfall is cool but not super cold and is shallow at the entrance so you can wade in and enjoy the water even if you are not a swimmer.

A note of caution: the ladders can be dangerous, especially when wet. A member of our tour group slipped and fell off the one that leads to the upper tier of the waterfall because he was descending the wrong way (back to the ladder instead of facing the ladder) even after the guides warned us not to do that. There is no cell signal there and we could not send for help until the swollen river calmed down enough to cross. So, enjoy the tour be but be safe!

Thank melisochka
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was a strenous walk in the forext, with numerous ladders and climbs on the trail. A short river crossing on a raft. A natural hot spring, but I was too hot to enjoy it!! The end of the trail was a strenuous climb up and down a ridge, into a river valley with a pool where people could swim. I guess that the large tree ladder shown on the photos is not there anymore, but there is still another long ladder to climb to get to the (optional) upper pool and water fall. Finally, the braver of the group were able to enjoy a smaller pool and waterfall up above. To get down, you either climb back up another 50 foot stairs and down a 70 foot ladder, or take a 30 food jump down a second waterfall into the main pool
All in all, a hard climb for an overweight 60+ year guy, but it was great to see the forest and nature.

Thank Dan E
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Be prepared to hike an hour each way through some serious jungle. If you are afraid of heights, I would not recommend this tour, as there are three instances where you have to descend about 45 feet down the side of a cliff on a ladder (without the use of harnesses). Also, I don't think any tour operators have English speaking guides, so you may have to reconsider coming to Tarapoto or bring a translator friend.

Thank Tomas C
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