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Trek to the most beautiful waterfall that Sacred Valley has for you, Perolniyoc is a stunning waterfall in the middle of nowhere, it has a height of almost 100 meters, and on top of the waterfall there is an archaeological center from the Inca time called Raqaypata, at this place there are houses with two floors, Qolqas that served as warehouses, lodging rooms called kallankas and a ceremonial enclosure, all these were modified in the colonial time to continue using this as administrative control.
For centuries, Perolniyoc was covered by the broad and lush vegetation, the little care threatened that this architectural and archaeological jewel almost disappeared, but it was saved by the inhabitants of the area and the great help of restoration by Ministerio de Cultura.
The Perolniyoc waterfall is located over 3.400 m.a.s.l in the village of Rayan, in the community of Socma, district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba and in the lower part of the archaeological zone of Raqaypata, around this attraction you can also see a variety of species of flora such as elder, queuña, chachacomo, etc. Enjoying the great legacy of the Inca Culture will always be a fantastic adventure that will move us in time and space towards that moment, in the same way visiting this archaeological zone we will feel that mystical and spiritual feeling, do not forget that you can also combine this tour with the Sacred Valley Tour in 1 Day.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (7:00am – 7:30am).
Perolniyoc Waterfall Tour – 1 Day highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Choquequirao Expeditions is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:00 a.m. m. Relax in the tour vehicle for a 1.5-hour drive through Peru’s rugged landscape to the town of Socma, where you’ll receive a briefing from your guide and refreshments for your hike; then, we start trekking for an hour until we reach the base of the waterfall; Your trekking guide will assist and point out the local flora and fauna. The trekking is smooth, and you will walk at your own pace.
Once at the waterfall, admire the colorful landscape and learn about the geological processes responsible for it. Take photos of the waterfall and rest for a bit before continuing the trek to the Inca archaeological site (one hour); here, you will be served lunch and enjoy the views of the Andes, including the “Soqma” valley. After lunch, your guide will take you on an informative tour of the Inca archaeological site, where you will also have ample time to take photos.
After all, we will return to the village of “Soqma,” where the private car will be waiting for us. Relax in the vehicle on the drive back to Cusco; Along the route, we will stop at a few places to see how the locals prepare “Chicha,” a local drink made from dried corn.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Perolniyoc Waterfall Tour – 1 Day private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Where is Perolniyoc Waterfall?
The Perolniyoc waterfall is near Ollantaytambo in the province of Urubamba and at just 1.5 hour drive from the city of Cusco.
How long do you have to walk to get to Perolniyoc Waterfall?
To reach the Perolniyoc Waterfall, you will walk from the Socma Community for 40 minutes and another 30 minutes to the archaeological park of the same name.
How high is the Perolniyoc Waterfall?
This beautiful waterfall is located over 3400 m.a.s.l.
Can i be picked up from the Sacred Valley?
Yes, let us know in advance to organize your pick up time.