Pillones Waterfall Tour 1 Day

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Because we want you to know the best of Arequipa, you cannot miss these natural attractions, the Pillones Waterfall and the Imata Stone Forest a few hours from Arequipa. A little trekking and contact with nature will disconnect you from your routine, be one of the first to live this experience, Live life, Explore Arequipa.

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Imata Stone Forest and Pillones Falls , where you will witness the action of nature in the landscape formations.

Pillones Waterfall Tour – Imata Forest

They are two places that are practically together. Most tourist tours will provide you with a package to visit and tour both places. Thus, you will have mobility, a specialized guide and refreshments included for both wonders. But if you want to explore them on your own, these are the instructions:

Pillones Waterfall

This place is located at kilometer 154, on the Arequipa-Puno highway. At this point you should get off the transport and walk just 1 more kilometer (15 to 30 minutes at a slow pace) to the left side in the direction of the river.


Our environment and the resources we visit are very important and we must leave as little impact as possible, which is why at our travel agency we ask our passengers to be careful and store garbage in bags to return it to the city. This way we will all feel proud for leaving our shoes as the only footprint, for the adventures we have experienced.

Pillones Waterfall Tour 1 Day


First at 6:30 am we begin with pick-up from your hotel (hotels within the historic center), then we will leave for the Arrieros pampa (3900 meters above sea level) and Patahuasi , the most frigid area of Arequipa, where the Llamas “ camelids ” are housed. South Americans.”

At 10:30 am we will arrive at the Pillones Waterfall located in the Imata forest . Then we began the walk of about 30 minutes. When we arrive at the place we will enjoy a beautiful landscape and waterfalls. Also here we will observe stones shaped by the erosion of the Water, and also the Viscachas .

Continuing on our return, we will also visit the stone forest (4100 meters above sea level), a beautiful landscape that is made up of a set of rocks like natural stone columns in the shape of various silhouettes of prehistoric animals that take on the appearance of a mysterious enchanted forest.

Continuing we will have enough time to have lunch. Continuing we will pass through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca Reserve where the South American Camelids are found. Alpaca, Vicuña and Llamas.


Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Private Transportation
  • Professional guide.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Food
  • Snacks and drinks during the tour.
  • Gifts, souvenirs.
  • Tips for service (optional, voluntary).

What to Bring

  • Wear appropriate clothing for hiking
  • Bring warm clothes because it is quite cold
  • It is recommended to bring sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Bring water as we will do short walks
  • wear hat


Pillones Waterfall is located at a distance of 150 km from the city of Arequipa, and the trip by car takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. During the trip, we followed the Arequipa-Puno highway and then took a detour before reaching the town of Imata .

Pillones Waterfall is located at an altitude of 4600 meters above sea level. In this area, cold winds may be experienced, so it is recommended to acclimatize in Arequipa for at least a day before the tour to avoid altitude-related problems.

The tour lasts a full day, starting early in the morning and returning between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm We make several stops during the tour, including:

Patahuasi .

Imata Stone Forest .

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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