The remote area of Chachapoyas in the north of Peru is surrounded by high mountains with rainforests and is only accessible via a spectacular route along rugged landscapes with mountain passes and valleys.
The Gocta Cataracts are the third highest waterfalls in the world. Gocta had been known for centuries by the local community, but its existence was made known after an expedition in 2005 by a German man who travelled with Peruvian explorers. They stated that the total height measured 771 meters (2,530ft).
We set out from Chachapoyas to visit the third highest waterfalls of the world near Cocachimba. We enjoy a hike through the dense forest where we can spot a lot of wildlife like birds and monkeys all the way to the beautiful waterfalls (ca. 2,5h). Once arrived at the Gocta Cataratas, we have time to rest and take pictures. Afterwards we make our way back (2,5h hiking) to the Cocoachimba community from where we will take a bus back to Chachapoyas.
between 8:00 - 8:30 am in the centre of Chachapoyas.
between 5:00 - 6:00 pm to the centre of Chachapoyas.