Visit the Amazing Gocta Waterfall


Gocta Waterfall

These incredible waterfalls tower some 771 meters into the sky and at one time were ranked among the tallest in the world. Today, travelers can venture to what’s considered the 15th highest set of falls on earth and revel at their breathtaking wonder while they look out over stunning views of thick emerald rainforest. Intrepid adventurers will want to spend an afternoon navigating the network of wooded trails that winds through the forest valley to the top of the falls. The round-trip trek takes about six hours and passes by a total of 22 individual waterfalls during rainy season. Travelers can also elect to journey on horseback if they prefer to avoid the strenuous hike that those in the know warn is not for novice wanderers. Visitors say the views are epic and truly worth the trip whether it’s on foot or by horse.

We drive down from Chachapoyas to the Utcubamba River and follow the awesome canyon downstream for 20 minutes. Taking a side road we head up to the village of Cocachimba and we get the first views of Gocta Waterfall in the distance. The hike to the bottom of the tallest drop takes roughly 2½ hours and passes by fields of sugar cane and pineapples and through pristine forest. With luck in the forest we will get to see the striking cock-of-the-rock and hear or see yello-tailed woolly monkeys. We will have lunch close to the fall before making the return trip back to Cocachimba and on to Chachapoyas.

We make the hike with an orientator from Cocachimba in order to support the valuable local community project. Horses are not included in the cost but can be organized and are another way of helping the community benefit from tourism.


  Private vehicle
  English speaking guide
  Tourist tickets


  Travel personal insurance
  Meals and personal expenses

Departures and return details:

All our departures are from/to your hotel. If you wish to start or end your tour from different place, you can pre-arrange this in advance.

Departure time:

Departures are everyday at 09:00am. This tour is 100% flexible, if you wish to changes your travel dates, just let us know in advance


6 hours approximate


A minimum of 2 people is required for this tour

Confirmation and Payment:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, a full payment will be required via PayPal. Once we got your Payment you will received your confirmation travel voucher.

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