Peru waterfall third highest in the world

Peru’s Yumbilla waterfall is over 895-meters-tall and the third highest in the world, according to the Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (MINCETUR). ¨This finding helps us to continue promoting nature tourism and bird, fauna, and flora watching¨ says Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, Mercedes Araoz.

The waterfall is located in the Cuispe district, in Amazonas department, where it is surrounded by tropical mountains. Native fauna includes monkeys, reptiles, the spectacle bear and Peru’s national bird, the cock-of-the-rock. The source of the waterfall comes out of the San Francisco de Yumbilla cave which measures five meters high, nine meters wide and at least 250-meters deep.

The Yumbilla waterfall can be reached via a 3.5-mile hike from Cuispe. National and regional tourism officials are also planning on promoting a two-day waterfall circuit which will include the Chinata waterfall (580-meters) and the Gocta waterfall (771-meters).

According to daily El Comercio, Cuispe residents are preparing for a flood of tourism. Over the last few weeks they have begun renting rooms in their homes, renting horses, and offering guided tours to Italian and American tourists.

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