Trek to Perolniyoc Waterfall & Ñaupa Iglesia site

3600 m.s.n.m

Up to 8 people




Our scenic trek to the Perolniyoc Waterfall & Inca Archeological Site takes you to rarely visited places and combines culture with ecotourism. This experience will take you deep into the Sacred Valley, where you will appreciate a spectacular work of nature. Hidden in a forest of abundant vegetation, you can cool off in the crystal clear waters of the Perolniyoc Waterfall. Also, we will visit the archeological center that sits directly above the waterfall: Perolniyoc, also called Racaypata.

This exceptional tour will leave you feeling immersed in the cultural and historical importance of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The Perolniyoc Waterfall is over a hundred meters high, by far the largest in the Sacred Valley. If you want to do more than scratch the surface of the importance of the Sacred Valley, you cannot miss this trek during your visit to the Cusco region.

We will pick you up from Veronica View hotel or any hotel in Ollantaytambo, at 7am. First we take you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas on the way to the Ñaupa Iglesia, an incredible Inca site carved directly into the bedrock. We will explore this amazing archeological site for an hour. Then we will drive to the small town of Socma, which is only 25 minutes away. We will begin the trek to the archeological center of Racaypata (3,550 m / 11,646 ft). On the way; we will learn about the daily life of the inhabitants of the area, their crops, and way of life. Our guide will explain to us the function that this archeological center filled in ancient times. Its construction is carefully engineered with both stones and adobe.

After the visit, we will begin the descent through Andean landscapes, towards the spectacular waterfall of Perolniyoc (3,460 m / 11,351 ft). This waterfall is approximately 100 meters high, and the force of the water always creates a beautiful mist and breath of fresh air. The Sacred Valley is much warmer than Cusco, being at a lower altitude, and you will appreciate the cool mist blowing over you. If you want to brave the chill water, you can take a little dip in its crystalline waters. At the same time, you will enjoy the landscape and the beautiful views from the waterfall, where you will also be able to observe some endemic birds of the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, we will return to the Veronica View Hotel or Ollantaytambo.

What is Included for the Trek to Perolniyoc Waterfall?

  • Round-trip transportation (private van)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Picnic lunch

What is not Included for the Trek to Perolniyoc Waterfall?

  • Snacks
  • Tips
  • Transportation to or from Cusco (extra fee)

The Trek to Perolniyoc Waterfall & Ñaupa Iglesia site its available on any date that is best for you, as long as we have a minimum of 2 people.

Price: $127 USD per person


Please read carefully the following information as it will help you answer all of your questions about our Trek to Perolniyoc Waterfall & Ñaupa Iglesia.


FIRST, to book your Sacred Valley & Short Inca trail Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.

SECOND, we require a deposit of $53.00 USD per person in order to secure your departure. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.


Yes, VV Hotel & Tours is a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator. We incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.


  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 35 or higher
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Water
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Extra money for tips and souvenirs