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Tres Hermanas, Cataratas las
   Rió Tambo, Junín, Peru

This waterfall has been confirmed by the World Waterfall Database, has been mapped and its height has been approximated but exact measurements have not yet been confirmed.
An unnamed watercourse flows northwest along a jungle covered plateau and makes a series of tall leaps into a deep canyon. The first two leaps are of roughly equal height, on the order of approximately 600' (183m) each. Below this, the stream continues at a similar rate of descent before leveling out prior to entering the Río Cutevirini.


  • Also Known as: Three Sisters Falls
  • Tres Hermanas, Cataratas las is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

The falls are named for the three most visible tiers, the three sisters. "Cataratas las Tres Hermanas" means "Waterfalls of the three sisters".

Our thoughts

This waterfall doesn't have a particularly large drainage, but there's no denying the falls are tall. Google Earth elevation profiles support the estimate of height as being 3000' (914m). We initially learned of the existence of this waterfall while researching the nearby Catarata Parijaro. We saw a photo of the entire series taken by Alejandro Balaguer. We think that 3000' (914m) is a wholly credible figure. In 2003, much of the land in the area (some of which was already protected under the auspices of Bosque Nacional del Apurímac or Apurímac National Forest) became part of Otishi National Park. This is due, in part, to protect striking natural features in the area, including the Pavirontsi Natural Bridge (the largest known natural bridge in the world), and several other magnificent regional waterfalls including Catarata Parijaro and Catarata Hectariato.

Tres Hermanas, Cataratas las is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Photography tips

The only feasible means to see the falls is by aircraft. From above, photography should be straightforward. The falls face northwest, but are fairly visible within their setting.

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