Catarata de Huacamaillo, Tarapoto

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  • Walk along the river Cumbaza has a duration of one hour or hour and a half along the trail to Huacamaillo waterfall which is visited in this wonderful activity. Along the way it crosses in rio on several occasions being able to get the water up to our knees (I went in dry season, probably in rainy season the river level raise more). Therefore it is highly recommended to wear shoes that do not amount to get wet, but having good adhesion (in some areas the stones enough slide) and pants that can get wet, in addition a moult to change into after work if desired. The walk takes a slight upward slope of ida to the casca, although in some areas must go up steep sections. Shortly before reaching the waterfall there is a shed where to sit to rest. The waterfall is very nice and since to get it is necessary to make a non grata for many, walk is less commercial than the rest of falls/waterfalls in the area. In it you can enjoy a swim in the pool, or sit on the rocks under the water fall. For lovers of photography at about noon rays of the Sun affect the water creating a pretty nice picture. In addition, a tripod in a shallow water area can place to take photos (a pity that it will not take my tripod). Along the way also cocoa plantations, and quite a few butterflies very colorful look. To return to San Antonio de Cumbaza stopped for lunch before returning to Tarapoto. Lunch was included in the tour.
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  • Situated 16 km from the centre of Tarapoto it is easily accessible from the village of San Antonio - there is a little local restaurant there too - Entrance fee is 3 pesos. The walk is about 1 hour to...  more »
  • Reaching the place is an adventure, even is not an area frequented by many tourists so you breathe tranquillity, there is a long walk (approx. 2 hours roundtrip), but full of vegetation, you must cross the River until on 3 occasions, but worth... .fui with my boyfriend and we have a group of young people, both ours and your guide was very friendly and we had a very pleasant chat about the area then they went and we had the cataract at our disposal, return us accompany the Guide, and a puppy guide charming (only should give you food), was waiting for us a lunch out front the town square, was delicious, the best!
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  • The tour is interesting and very adventurous, but have to signpost the way better.
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  • Beautiful one of the points to preferred
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  • Cataract is a 1-hour walk along the banks of the Cumbaza Creek, from the community of San Antonio de Cumbaza; accessibility has many difficulties, such as, cross the cumbaza 3 times to continue along the road and in the rainy season you can be trapped. The benefits that gives us the place, is the wonder of the landscape (waterfall of 40 m approx., pozo and channels where bathing, partially cold weather, area of rest and protection in showers, hairdryer, etc.)
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  • Caminanta of 1 hour and a half from San Antonio de Cumbaza. If for some reason they are on their own, there are local guides from the square until a couple of streets in the direction of the trailhead. Recommended Guide, if you are not experienced in trekking and you've not crossed rivers, since here 3 times cross the river. You can see nests of termites in trees, plantations of cocoa, and flora and fauna of the area. In September the waters close to the falls are filled with various butterflies, above all the blue butterfly, which is so characteristic of the region.
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  • A long walk that is worth!
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