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Gocta Waterfall (La Catarata Gocta), Peru

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 75+ 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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  • Beautiful full-day hike to all stages of the waterfall. One should be for this but quite fit, because it's zT steeply uphill and down. Posted I have the tour in my Hostal 'Hotel Revash' in Chachapoyas (directly on the Plaza of the Armas). A minibus was ca 1.5 hours drive to the village of San Pablo, where began the March through the impressive rainforest. After about 1.5 hours we reached the upper level of the totaling 771 m-high Cataras. We were then off to the 2nd part of the waterfall and later also all the way down to the basin of the endpoint where very courageous ones can also swim, it was however too cold on the day. He flatly continued us through the wonderful countryside to the village of Cocachimba, where we are completely soaked - so in a thunderstorm came - but arrived happy and full of neuerEindrücke against 17 h. Our bus there already waiting for our small 6-piece group and brought us safely to ChaCha back :-)
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  • We came to Chachapoyas from the coast only to go and see Kuelap (which we found a little underwhelming, if you have already been to Machu Picchu or the sacred valley sites it isn't as amazing). We got...  read more »
  • How To Get There: I went there with a tour by Tourismo Explorer. The same person who owns Chachapoyas Backpackers Hostel. Please call or email him to find the cost to get to Gocta Waterfall. He speaks...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Hermosa Catarata, caminata rodeada de naturaleza.
  • Nice hike and glad to know its possible to do it alone,love it!
  • Stunning Waterfall. Excellent 7/8hr day hike
  • Nice walk to the waterfalls.
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