El Rincon de Tigre. The Tiger’s Corner.

El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.
El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.
El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.
El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.
El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.
El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.

The Tiger's Corner got its name from the abundant number of Jaguars that live in the area.  Though the felines are rarely seen during the day, the main attraction of the tour is the towering waterfall than sprays those brave enough to climb up next to it.  The waterfall also provides a great spot to relax and swim in the refreshing waters for those who wish to stay on the tamer side.

The recently renovated road allows tourists to drive to within minutes of the site.  A short 15-minute walk from the car park brings you face to face with the powerful waterfall.

About the Location

El Rincón del Tigre, or the Tiger’s Corner, is located in the town of Taipiplaya, 156 km from the city of La Paz and 10 km from Caranavi, in the province of the North Yungas. With a height of 800 m.s.m., it has an average temperature of 30ºC. The landscape is overwhelming and its waterfalls incomparable.

The highest waterfall exceeds 80 meters. Two others rise up to 50 meters each, and in its fall, the crystal clear water creates huge natural pools between the rocks. The beauty of these waterfalls only compares with the warmth of its jungle environment. And this is just one of the attractions of the town of Taypiplaya, "La Joya de Caranavi", the jewel of Caranavi.

In the circuit of waterfalls of Taypiplaya is the site baptized as the Rincon del Tigre. This place owes its name to the traditional presence of jaguars (feline which is known as tiger by the locals).

Only 40 minutes of walking from the village rise the three huge waterfalls. The place is flanked by huge stones of slab where the water runs despite the thick vegetation; however, the skill of the community members with the machete could open a path that reveals the clarity of the slopes.

Warm and crystal clear, the water invites diving into the natural pools that are formed with the falling of the waters are ideal for the swimmers. The boldest come to the caves.

From here, the route of the waterfalls invites adventure because there are no paths defined in the middle of the virgin forest. There are many sites that, despite their incomparable beauty, have hardly been seen by human eyes.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Activities: Hiking, Trekking
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Attractions: Caranavi, Taipiplaya, Rincon del Tigre
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 07:00.

Free pickup.
  • Private transport

  • All meals

  • Local guides specialized with high experience, including security equipment for Rivertrek

  • Camping or lodging area

  • Data not mentioned above

What to bring:
  • Sunscreen

  • Trekking shoes

  • Small backpack

  • A change of light clothes to wet

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - El Rincon del Tigre. The Tiger's Corner Waterfall

El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.

Very early we will leave for the community of Taypiplaya. Halfway there, we will make a stop to visit the Cajones waterfall, then continue the trip to our destination hostel.

At noon we will have lunch and then start our long journey to the Rincon del Tigre waterfall where the visitor can appreciate one of the most attractive waterfalls in the Caranavi region. Along with being able to bathe in its waters and to enjoy its exuberant vegetation, we will see endemic flora of the region.

Then we embark with our transport that will take us to the hostel located in the town of Caranavi, and arriving we will have dinner and then spend the night there.

Day 2 - Exploring Caranavi

El Rincon de Tigre.  The Tiger’s Corner.

After breakfast in the early hours of the morning, having the following activity to visit the "Santo Punku" canyon or also called "Rincón del Tunqui". It is a place where we will live the adventure of walking on the river (Rivertrek).

After we will be back to Caranavi to have a traditional lunch, after this, we will make our last visit to the Spa of Caranavi (Emymar), culminating with this we will return to the city of La Paz.

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