PILLONES WATERFALL AND STONE FOREST

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PILLONES WATERFALL AND STONE FOREST

  • Get to know this famous waterfall in Arequipa and the stone forest

  • Enjoy an entire day of adventure on the outskirts of Arequipa

  • Visit 2 of the main attractions in the White City, all in one day!

Nature is an artist, capable of creating beautiful works of all kinds and anyway. A clear example of this is the Pillones Falls, in the Imata Forest, a tourist attraction in the heart of Arequipa.

AVAILABILITY

All year round

DURATION

Full day

START LOCATION

Hotel and hostel pickup

END LOCATION

Central area, Arequipa

OPERATOR NAME

TAHUANTINSUYO TOURS

ONLINE BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

We will pick you up from the hotel or hostel. Our first stop will be in the Aguada Blanca Saline Reserve to appreciate very closely the vicuña, after that, we leave for Patahuasi, in this place we can have breakfast or buy water or some snacks.

Around 9:30 am we will stop at the Sumbay River to observe some birds such as Guallatas, Andean animals such as Viscacha, Andean plants, geological formations.

At 11:00 am we will arrive at the Imata Stone Forest houses, strange rock formations composed of stone columns and with an enchanted forest appearance, in this place, we will walk for one hour appreciating different rock formations in the form of animals, humans among others. All these forms were molded by nature as if it were abstract art. The forest has many rocky columns of ignimbrite matter, which is basically the product of volcanic material and the erosive forces of wind, rain, and sun.

One hour and a half after we will visit the Pillones Falls. When you arrive at the falls you will see dozens of rocks shaped by the erosion of water and weather. You will also see numerous vizcachas jumping through the rocks. From there you can descend to the waterfall. The road is rugged, you must proceed carefully. Once you get there, you can take pictures, enjoy the warm weather, the landscape, the flora and fauna typical of the region.

At 2:00 pm we will have our lunch in the town of Imata.

At 3:00 pm we will visit the Poruña stone forest, formed by the erosion of water, wind, and sun and is very similar to the well-known Cappadocia in distant Turkey. One has a place to park and from there one has to follow the path until encountering this impressive forest. Of an almost whitish color, one is surrounded by dozens of stone chimneys eroded by the wind. Caves, furrows, animal shapes have formed. If one sees it from the riverbank they say it looks like a huge castle with its towers.

At 4:00 pm we leave for the city of Arequipa.

We will be ending our tour around 5:30 pm.

TOUR TICKETS (MAY VARY BY DATE)
Ticket Price(USD)
TICKET PRICE (ALL AGES) 28.00 (USD)
TOUR ITINERARY

7:00 am

Pick-up from your hostel or hotel.


9:30 am

Stop at the Sumbay River


11:00 am

Stop at Imata stone forest


12:30 pm

Visit the Pillones Falls


14:00 pm

Luch in Imata


15:00 pm

Visit the Puruña stone


16:00 pm

Way back to Arequipa


17:30 pm

End of the tour


INCLUDED

- Guide
- Touristic bus

NOT INCLUDED

- Tips

RECOMMENDED

- Bottle of water
- Sunscreen
- Sunglasses
- Hat
- Extra cash
- Bring a small bag only

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation or changes of this tour:

CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 6:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins.

NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel the day prior to the tour before 6:00 pm (Lima time) or earlier, a 10% administration fee (+ the card fee) will apply. After this time, there is a 100% no-show or cancellation fee.

You must email bookings@findlocaltrips.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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  2. Should I drink something for altitude sickness?

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