Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu, Tarapoto

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Let the cool, refreshing water of Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu cascade over your head and into the shallow basin below. The waterfall stands 40 m (131 ft) tall, comprised of a single rush of water plunging into the natural swimming pool at its base. Large, moss-covered boulders and lush greenery surround the waterfall, lending it a magical atmosphere. There are plenty of orchids and ferns to be seen, as well as butterflies, insects, and birds. Don't forget your swimsuit--the waterfall makes for an excellent diving platform and swimming hole. Put Las Cataratas de Ahuashiyacu at the forefront of your travel plans using our Tarapoto trip itinerary planner .
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  • Take a bath suit when you go, to experience the waterfall shower. We sow butterflies. The area is kept clean.  more »
  • It really is a charm found in these beautiful waterfalls of the ahuashiyacu... pleasurable as well as see the terns of the rocks is rigging and dance... is wonderful...
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  • The waterfalls of Ahuashiyacu offer visitors a breathtaking scenery and an escape from the heat of Tarapoto. Just half an hour from the city and after paying the entrance (S /. 6.00 or $1.87) are approximately 15 minutes walk to the waterfall, where you can swim and take some good pictures. Don't forget to wear swimwear!
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Hostels near the main square serve as the most affordable option in Tarapoto, offering simple rooms a short walk away from most in-town attractions and activities. You don't have to go far out of Tarapoto to sleep in a real Peruvian jungle, though--numerous eco-lodges sit on or near the banks of the Shilcayo River just a short drive from the city center.
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