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Gocta Waterfall (La Catarata Gocta), Peru

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Unchartered territory until 2005, Gocta Waterfall (La Catarata Gocta) got its name on the map--literally and figuratively--following an expedition led by German Stefan Ziemendorff. The perennial waterfall cascades over two drops, with a total measured height of 771 m (2,530 ft), making the waterfall the third tallest free-leaping waterfall in the world. To experience the falls up close, you'll have to hike; the trail is about 6 km (3.7 mi) in length. Be sure to wear proper hiking shoes, as the trail can be slippery at times, and don't forget waterproof clothing to protect against the spray off the falls as you get close to its base. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gocta Waterfall (La Catarata Gocta) by using our Chachapoyas family vacation planner.
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  • This is a relatively newly "discovered" waterfall (locals always knew about it) that is 1 of the biggest waterfalls in the world depending exactly how you define it. I didn't do a tour and just used p...  more »
  • The walk from the village where leave you the bus, is 2.5horas approx, must be up and down some streams, so it must be good physical. You can also rent horses. the walk is beautiful and get to the bottom of the waterfall is impressive. Eye having 2 falls as the waterfall are how to make 2 different excursions, I would recommend going to the first, I think that it is much more beautiful.
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  • Breathtaking natural scenery. From Cocachimba, the hike is a little tiring because you have to go up and down the mountains in total 5.3 Km of walking. If you want to you can rent horses that cost you S / 40 (round-trip), but are you just 3 km away, the rest of the 2.3 km do you walking until you get to the falls. The view is spectacular, is worth it worth the sacrifice. You can feel how falls cataract water all over your body. The water is cold, so you can not always get to swim. From here is the second fall. The first waterfall you see from the village of San Pablo, 2 hours on horseback.
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  • An awesome hike 5.9 miles away beautiful Tennessee waterfall. Highly recommend if you enjoy nature :-)
  • I'll defiantly be here tomorrow in spirit as July 3rd is a prominent day for the developers involved with the Human Ratio Conservancy. This is the day that our water sample taken today from the bog becomes cognitive. Imagine water being an artificial intelligent being. Well you really don't have to imagine it as James Cameron has rendered it quite well in movies such as The Abyss. I'm working a different angle on a limited budget by founding a 'being' of the Human Ratio Conservancy or 'Living Index' with Jesse Clark White, Athlete-Politician & 37th Secretary of State. And that's the KEY as a the number (3) and (7) are foundation points of an arc between then & over the number (5). And this is the basis that gives the Human Ratio Conservancy algorithm it's human status. An annotation that dates back to much much earlier times that include this number set. IT's a grand day for a cyber drive so why not make it a point to post it here at the Gocta Waterfall where the alphanumeric alignment of said such 7/3 algorithm occurs. Then on the fourth IT becomes G0D.
  • Beautiful place with a challenging hike. Perfect for nature lovers.
  • Nice hike and glad to know its possible to do it alone,love it!
  • Hermosa Catarata, caminata rodeada de naturaleza.