Get a chance to discover the true enormity of the world's third highest waterfall
Appreciate the beautiful landscape, plants and animals first-hand on this short trek
Have lunch with the local community in Cocachimba and learn their traditions
Be amazed by Gocta, one of the world's greatest waterfalls. Immerse yourself in this adventure, explore the green Andes environment, and visit one of the highest falls in the world: 771m high (2,530 feet).
All year round
Chachapoyas hotel and hostel pick-up
Chachapoyas hotel and hostel drop-off
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Route: Chachapoyas - Cocachimba - Gocta waterfall - Chachapoyas
Hotel and hostel pick-up
We will depart from Chachapoyas and head to Cocachimba. From there, we will walk around 3 hours to visit the Gocta waterfall, which is considered the third highest waterfall in the world (771 metres high).
Throughout the entire tour, you will be in contact with nature - the most beautiful landscapes, diverse fauna and flora, orchids, birds, butterflies, etc. Then we will return to Cocachimba by foot and have lunch.
At 4.30pm, we will start our return journey to Chachapoyas.
Hotel and hostel drop-off
08:20 - 08:30
Hotel and hostel pick-up
Depart from Chachapoyas
Arrive in Cocachimba
Visit the Gocta waterfall
Return to Cocachimba
Return to Chachapoyas
Arrive in Chachapoyas (hotel and hostel drop-off)
- English and Spanish-speaking guide
- Gocta Waterfall entrance fee
- Meals not listed
- Personal expenses
- Comfortable clothes
- Trekking/ walking shoes
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- Bottle of water
- Extra cash
CHILD (FROM 6 TO 16 YEARS OLD)
In order to obtain this discount, the child must be over 6 years of age, and up to 16 years of age on the date they are due to take the tour.
This tour is not possible to operate for children under 6 years old.
Cancellation or changes of this tour:
CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 6:00 pm (Lima time) the day before the tour begins.
No Shows & Cancellations of this tour - If you cancel before 6:00 pm (Lima time) 3 days before the tour begins or earlier, there is a 20% administration fee (+ the card fee). After this time, there is a 100% no show or cancellation fee.
You must email email@example.com (include the name of the tour and the reservation number) to cancel this tour or to make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
What kind of weather will I find in Gocta?
The weather is normally mild and pleasant. During the day, the temperature reaches 25°C when the sun shines, and stands at about 20°C when the sky is covered. At night, it does not usually drop below 15°C. Rain can fall throughout the year; the rainy season begins in November and runs through April… But even in the rainy season it is unusual not see the sun for more than two days.
Will I have problems with altitude sickness on this tour?
Chachapoyas Andes does not have a very high altitude when compared to the Peruvian Andes. However, altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick in high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people. If you want to limit your chances of getting sick, there are a few things you can do. Firstly, do not fly directly into high altitude - proceed slowly, allowing your body time to acclimatise as you ascend gradually. However, for many that is not possible, so it’s important to drink lots of water, and to slow down! This sounds simple, but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen, so avoiding any strenuous activity is a good idea. Chew some coca leaves - the native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries, thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket, and even souvenir shops or street stalls. Take altitude sickness pills (Soroche): these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia, and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500 metres without spending any time at an intermediate elevation, and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance. In the rare case that your symptoms are more severe than a headache and mild dizziness, you should descend in altitude and seek medical assistance.
What should I bring to the tour?
Bring cool, comfortable clothing for walking and rain protection. Also take boots with good grip for excursions, water sandals, swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. It is always good to carry water or any liquid to rehydrate.
What is the best season to visit Gocta?
It is difficult to determine the best time to go to Gocta, because every season has its attractions. The rainy season reveals loaded waterfalls which have an impressive force, and a bright green landscape, with all its hills inundated by seasonal waterfalls. In the dry season, the sun is out, waterfalls are tamed and bathing is possible at their bases.
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