Peru Waterfall Destinations

Peru has two major waterfall destinations: The Gocta Falls in the Chachapoyas Region and the Mandor Falls just outside of Machu Picchu. Gocta Waterfall is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world and the source of an interesting legend about a murderous mermaid meant to scare people off from swimming in the plunge pool. Mandor Falls are a bit friendlier for swimming, and make for a nice destination on a short hike in Aguas Calientes, just outside of Machu Picchu.