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From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

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Enjoy a full-day scenic journey to discover the spectacular third highest waterfall in the world, Gocta. Hike through the Amazon Rainforest as you admire incredible nature and learn about the wildlife from an expert guide.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Pickup optional

From your hotel in Chachapoyas, Peru.

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  • Enjoy an exciting day trip to admire the spectacular 770m Gocta Waterfall
  • Take an easy hike with a local guide through the Amazon Rainforest
  • See and learn about typical Peruvian flora and fauna in its natural habitat
Full description
The tour stars with a pickup at your hotel or from the meeting point in Chachapoyas to drive to the Utcubamba River valley. Travel for an hour to the village of Cocachimba from where the hike heads towards the waterfall. As you admire the thick greenery of the rainforest, you will be able to stop and take in stunning views of the surrounding valley and gain a perspective on how large the waterfall truly is.

See local agricultural activities and encounter fauna species typical of the region such as Peru's national bird the Andean cock-of-the-rock, endemic trees, orchids, ferns, and bromeliads. Reach the base of the waterfalls and enjoy the pure beauty of Gocta up close for amazing once-in-a-lifetime pictures. The Gocta waterfall is 770 meters (2,530 feet) tall — the third highest in the world — and consists of two perennial drops that pour water into the Cocahuayco River.

After the visit to the falls, hike down the mountain and return to Cocachimba to relax and have lunch in a local restaurant. You will then be transferred back to Chachapoyas and arrive between 5 and 5:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup (optional)
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Meals other than lunch
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Plaza de Armas of Chachapoyas, Jirón Grau 549, Chachapoyas 01001, Peru.

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What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Breathable clothing
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• It’s recommended that you spend one night before the tour in Chachapoyas city
• To arrive in Chachapoyas from Lima, you can take a 1-hour-40-minute flight to Jaén, then a 4-hour bus to Chachapoyas
• Please bring some local currency as most stores only accept cash
• Hike difficulty: moderate to challenging
• Please note, this tour is operated in Spanish. When available, the tour may be operated in English

From US$ 39 per person