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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  • A great place to enjoy nature and the road. It is a good choice to go with children who will enjoy the experience of bathing near the falls and discover a myriad of small insects and plants.
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  • Thanks to the recommendation of the hotel, we do not take a tour, and hired a van to go to this place, because when we arrived there were many people, and could not take pictures, less bathing. Asking local people they recommended us to stay a while in a quiet place and wait a space of 20 minutes, because during that time they were all tours that came and cataract that totally uncluttered and we could bathe, take photos and enjoy it to the maximum, recommended...
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  • The water is cold, but the very warm atmosphere, is an experience and beautiful view. They can not go from tarapoto without visiting this beautiful place.
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