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Yumbilla, Catarata
   Amazonas, Peru

This waterfall is known to exist but its stature and / or location have not yet been verified by the World Waterfall Database.
This waterfall drops down the northern wall of the same plateau that gives us the mighty Catarata Gocta. Together with nearby Catarata Chinata and Catarata Pabellón, there are four waterfalls well in excess of 400 meters. Yumbilla is relatively small with regard to flow, but it is also the tallest of the falls in the region.
The falls are a series of consecutive horsetails and plunges that were laser surveyed by Peru's IGN (Instituto Geografico Nacional) and attributed a height of 895.4 meters, or 2,938 feet in height.


  • Yumbilla, Catarata is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Our thoughts

This is not a high volume waterfall, but it's height alone makes it formidable. Waterfall purists will no doubt argue the merits of calling this a waterfall formation that stands alone versus calling it a series of 4 to 6 waterfalls. We'll let the individuals argue nomenclature and semantics. It's very tall, and rather scenic. Certainly, Gocta is the main attraction in the region, but if you've come all the way to Chachapoyas in Perú, you really should take the trip of a few extra miles to see Yumbilla, Chinata, and Pabellón.

Yumbilla, Catarata is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.

Additional Nearby Waterfalls

Name of Waterfall Distance
Pabellón, Catarata 1.73 mi / 2.77 km
Chinata, Cataratas la 2.48 mi / 3.97 km


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