Pillones Waterfall Tour 1D

Pillones Waterfall Tour 1D

Group size: Up to 15 people.

Maximum altitude: 4600 masl.

Transportation: Tourist transportation round trip

Service: Group – Private

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1 Day

Departure: From the center of the city of Arequipa at 6:30 in the morning.

Return: To the city at approximately 17: 00 hours.


  • Connect with the nature of the city of Imata.
  • Enjoy the flora and fauna of the region.
  • Meet the great waterfall of the highlands of Arequipa.


Discover the Pillones Waterfalls, a tourist attraction located in the heart of Arequipa. These waterfalls are framed by volcanic rocks that create an impressive landscape.


Enjoy the 1D Pillones Waterfall Tour, in which you can immerse yourself in an exciting adventure in the middle of nature. You will have the opportunity to capture magnificent photographs of the impressive landscape that extends before the waterfall, in addition to exploring the Imata stone forest, as an attractive complement. This destination is located in the district of San Antonio, province of Caylloma, in the department of Arequipa.

During this excursion, you will travel along trails that will take you through amazing landscapes, offering you the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the daily routine.


Pillones Waterfall Tour 1D

Day 1

We will begin the excursion to Pillones Waterfall by picking up passengers from the hotels located in downtown Arequipa at 6:30 am.

 Our first stop will be in the charming village of Pampa Arrieros, an ancient gateway to the White City for travelers arriving by train.

We will then head to Patahuasi, where we will enjoy traditional coca tea to prevent altitude sickness. We will be there around 10:30 am and begin a hike downhill for about an hour, admiring the fascinating rock formations shaped by water erosion over time, until we reach the impressive waterfalls of Pillones.

To conclude this exciting excursion, we will enjoy a delicious lunch in the town of Patahuasi.

Then, we will return to the city of Arequipa, expecting to arrive at the starting point around 17:00 hours.



Transportation to and from the attraction

 Bilingual guide (Spanish-English)



 Lunch (Lunch)

 Extra expenses

Travel insurance



Not suitable for people over 70 years old.

 Carry ID card or passport

 Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the transport.

 Wear suitable clothing for hiking

 Bring warm clothes, because it is quite cold.

Sun block

Hat or cap to protect you from solar radiation.


Preguntas frecuentes

What is the distance and travel time from Arequipa city to Pillones waterfall?

The Pillones waterfall is located about 150 km away from Arequipa. The trip takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, following the road that goes from Arequipa to Puno. Before reaching the town of Imata, you must take a small detour.

At what altitude is the Pillones waterfall located?

The Pillones waterfall is located at an altitude of 4600 meters above sea level. At this altitude, cold winds are perceptible, so it is recommended to acclimatize in the city of Arequipa for at least one day.

Is the access to the Pillones waterfall complicated?

No, access is not complicated, although transportation does not go directly to the site. From a certain point, you walk down a short distance on a relatively flat road.

Is it necessary to pay to visit the Pillones waterfall?

Yes, an entrance ticket is required to visit the waterfall. The cost is around 3 soles, according to the reference price.


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