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| It is located in the vicinity of the Peruvian villages of Cocachimba and San Pablo, Valera, Peru
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All reviews rainy season gocta lodge the main road tourist office two hours your feet bring lots of water incredible views ups and downs early in the morning nearby village trout well worth the effort bucket list small town soles per person chachapoyas backpackers
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

I really enjoyed my visit to Gotca waterfall. I made a long trekking of aprox 12 km to visit the first level of the waterfall and then go down to the second one. The descent to the second level was really tiring, due to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank msimola
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Take a collectivo going to San Pedro de Ruiz (5 soles per person) and then take any transport going toward San Pablo. The hike takes about 4-5 hours in total. Both parts of the waterfall are equally nice. The hike ends at cocachimba where you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank udai113
Reviewed 19 November 2018

5 hours of fairly easy trek, if its raining bring your boots and raincoat coat. Bring lots of water and some snacks, although there are some houses along the road that sell fruit, snacks and water. Bring a waterproof bag so you can have extra...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank rociol733
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Just take a day and go for a 2h treck to see this beautiful waterfall ! I did it under the rain and still it was breath taking. So take steady shoes, a rain coat (you never know, in dry season too) and some food...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank anelisem2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

You can view the Gocta Falls total height 771m from the overpriced Gocta Andes Lodge, at Cocachimba, In spite of the price it gets very booked up. We stayed at the lovely Hacienda Achamaqui, on the main road a short drive away. The two part...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Louise C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

One of the most interesting attractions around Chachapoyas. Gocta waterfall is one of the highest in Perú and in the world, with a free fall of more than 700 meters. I don´t know why in many catalogs and guides you find the information that it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank J338CGrobertov
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We looooved Chachapoyas. What an amazing destination in Peru. There were tourists but not many. Still a hidden gem. The highlight for us was hiking to Gocta Falls. We saw so much amazing landscapes and exotic birds. We stayed at Gocta lodge that had the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank angelagermain
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This waterfall was 'discovered' recently in 2002, although locals knew about it well before that. At 771 meters high with two streams and one terrace, it is one of the highest waterfalls in the world. To get there, you need to take a 5.5 km...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Waterfalls are as great as great its their surrenders. If one add how to gets there as part of their measure as an attraction, you can count with the Gocta Falls as a place worth visit. To start with, it is located in what we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Raul M
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Luckily we had asked our guide to get each of us a horse for about half the way, as for days it had been pouring with rain and I am no good at sports above 2500 meters above sea level. Took a soroche pill with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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rene g
7 October 2016|
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It's impossible to loss. There is only one way to arrive, you only have to follow straight and don't turn right or left. From the gocta lodge there are 5 km to gocta. It's a beautiful place
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rene g
19 September 2016|
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Response from Jhon C | Reviewed this property |
it depends on how early does your tour starts, the time it takes to your group to arrive to the waterfall and the time that you have to go back at a decent time to have lunch (1-3pm). Considering those factors you can... More
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JamesMc54
13 July 2016|
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Response from Swiss I |
apart from the lodge there are about 5-6 hospedajes (private, local accommodation, not really hostels in the backpacker sense) in the village and several nicer bungalow-type (expensive) lodgings. yes, its becoming more... More
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