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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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  • If to Gocta give a fist makes (with further combi to the starting point and then with motos) seeing not only more of the environment and another can (beautiful but pending route) walk, feeling greater than about what would be possible with a guided tour at the end of the day.
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  • They are two-hour hike to the waterfall. Many ascents and descents. We find people of all ages and it is worth knowing the cataract. It is the largest in the world and it must be known.
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  • Amazing views, not only of the impressing waterfall. You can do the tour easily by yourself (without a guide). If you want to do the loop, start early, it will take you about 7-8 hours of hiking (incl...  more »
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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.