Entrance fee and opening times Nauyaca waterfalls
The entrance fee to the Nauyaca waterfalls depends on the tour you choose. There are a total of four different tours available varying from hiking 4 km by yourself, getting dropped off and picked up with a 4×4 car (the economic and premium tour) and the horseback riding tour. So it’s up to you how you want to experience and get to the falls. If you want to book one of tours including a guide, it’s advisable to make a reservation in advance.
Hiking to Nauyaca waterfalls
The standard entrance ticket is $10 per person which includes hiking 4 kilometres to the falls by yourself (and also the 4 kilometres back to the parking). You won’t have a guide in this case and you’ll have to bring your own food, drinks etc. The hike to the falls is very well signed on a wide dirt path so you can’t get lost. It’s not an exhausting hike or with steep parts. Very easy to do for anyone who is used to a bit of walking. Despite it is possible to do the hike on flip flops, I would advice to wear hiking shoes or at least comfortable sneakers for some extra grip.
From the ticket office along the main road you can drive with your car towards the parking in the forest. The parking here costs $3 USD per car.
4×4 car drop off and pick up to Nauyaca waterfalls (economic)
If you don’t want to go hiking but want to get dropped off and picked up with a 4×4 car, then you can choose this option. For the drop off and pick up you pay $32 per person. This only includes the car. You won’t have a guide or lunch included, which is the case with the premium 4×4 tour.
4×4 car drop off and pick up to Nauyaca waterfalls (premium)
The other, more extensive option with the 4×4 car is including a guide and lunch. It also includes drop off and pick up to the falls but choosing this tour you don’t have to think about anything except your swim clothes and sunscreen.
Horseback riding tour to Nauyaca waterfalls
The last option is the horseback riding tour which includes lunch, a guide and of course the tour with horses through the beautiful jungle towards the Nauyaca falls. This tour costs $80 per person.
Opening times Nauyaca waterfalls
The tickets are available in the office which is opened on Monday to Saturday from 7 AM until 2 PM and on Sundays from 8 AM to 2 PM. It is advisable to make reservations beforehand, especially in the high season and during holidays and weekends.