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Gocta Waterfall (La Catarata Gocta), Peru
(4.7/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A place to relax and forget the hustle and bustle of the city! I loved making the 4 hour hike with a local guide from the village of cocachimba, very friendly and charismatic people.
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  • Hike is ~9km round trip (same path for egress (not a loop trail)). There is great deal of up down up down on the trail (not like most trails where its mostly up one way and down the return). Trail is ...  more »
  • We reach Cocachimba as at 10/11 in the morning, pay the ticket and began the long walk. We had a day with little sun which was good. At the entrance there is a person who receives the ticket and tells you that you follow the largest road (it is very difficult to get lost). The hike is 4 or 5km in total (round-trip), has downs, UPS, bridges and raisins for one or two houses where to buy drinks. I took less than 2 hours to go and return, there are people who go at a faster pace and people going more tranqui enjoying the scenery, and depends on the time and physical condition of each. The landscape is amazing, I would say that it is better than the cataract. When I came to cold, and I could not get because it was forbidden to bathe from a few months ago, just as it is bravaso to sit there and do nothing. For which not them like much do activity physics, can go on horse, but there is that separate it because there is much demand. (Return the double slope of the ida, because this uphill). My dad is 63 years old and all journey, my mom if you rented a horse's back. I recommend to take water, sunscreen, lens cap, a bit of food and comfortable clothes.
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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.