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Catarata de Gocta

| It is located in the vicinity of the Peruvian villages of Cocachimba and San Pablo, district of Valera, Peru
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“san pablo” (9 reviews)
| It is located in the vicinity of the Peruvian villages of Cocachimba and San Pablo, district of Valera, Peru
+51 971 206 797
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Not being the fittest of people I only hiked to the bottom of the falls. The trail there offers glimpses of what to expect once you arrive. The trail was in good condition, a combination of steps and more level ground. There is the option...More

Thank Mik O
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

The Gocta waterfall is a two level waterfall falling from more than a 700m height. To access it you will have to walk and hour or two from either entry point. There's multiple view points and I couldn't recommend anything else than visiting them all...More

Thank Gengi5
Reviewed September 18, 2017

If you are in this part of Peru spend a day and visit the 12th biggest waterfall in the world. This is an all day event as you hike about 3.25 miles each way through some great trails and stunning upper jungle called the eyebrows...More

Thank opdr444
Reviewed September 18, 2017

There are 2 routes to the falls. One is from San Pablo which takes you to the middle part of the falls. This route is slightly longer but flatter. The other route is from Cocachimba which is a bit shorter but harder. If you are...More

1  Thank Bezi
Reviewed September 15, 2017

You don't need a tour company for this amazing hike.  This hike is a must for avid hikers, trailrunners, and outdoor adventurers that are fit and healthy!  My wife and I did this 6-hour tour of the Catarata de Gocta and saw the most beautiful,...More

1  Thank Raul C
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

This is really a must if you are in the region. A tremendous waterfall and a nice little trek to get there From the main road it is 5 kms walk to the village. Eventually a truck or a car can get you up there...More

Thank PierreAvo
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

We took the day excursion with Chachapoyas Backpackers which cost 60 soles per person. You could easily do it yourself by simply taking a local minibus to the village of Cocachimba as there's no need for a guide once you start walking along the well...More

1  Thank Gerry-Kerkhof
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Getting to the falls requires a ~5km walk, which is well signposted and easy to follow. It's moderately tough (if you've done Macchu Picchu or similar you'll be fine), but well worth it. The falls themselves are spectacular, and if so inclined you can walk...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Much has been said about it. It's something for sure, to see, but the trail, especially in the rain can take a toll on you. Slippery, muddy, narrow in places in the wet season. Take water. Take a rain cover you can put on and...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed March 26, 2017

This is a relatively newly "discovered" waterfall (locals always knew about it) that is 1 of the biggest waterfalls in the world depending exactly how you define it. I didn't do a tour and just used public transport. You can find a shuttle for around...More

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rene g
October 7, 2016|
Response from Franco R |
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
September 18, 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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July 12, 2016|
Response from SwissIrene |
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