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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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  • 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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  • One of them falls more high of the world. I recommend you all walk to the skirts of the cataract, for that must go to the village of Cocachimba and from there walk 2 hours approximately. On the road you can see rocks gallitos. While you are going you can see the strength and power of the waterfall. comes a point where no you can come over because water bounce not so easy, DIN and the force of the water does seem in a storm. An unforgettable adventure.
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  • Left of San Pablo of the varela mounted to horse if sales of here arrive them horses until it waterfall and not there is that walk is worth it penalty take them cost 30 Suns ida and turned us is them hired to Mario that has very good horses is advisable carry raincoat for the cataract
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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.