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Canon del Sonche

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Chachapoyas: Kuelap and Gocta Cataract 4 days and 3 nights
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Chachapoyas: Kuelap and Gocta Cataract 4 days and 3 nights

The city of Chachapoyas, in the Amazon Region, dazzles us with its gastronomy and its varied tourist wonders.<br>Marvel at the Fortified City of Kuelap.<br>Discover the adventure and the charm of the "Third Highest Cataract in the world": Gocta.
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Robert O wrote a review Feb 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,329 contributions1,563 helpful votes
The river Sonche runs east to west near the village of Huancas. The slopes on both sides of the river are rocky and steep (unusable for agriculture). Several creeks feed the Sonche and at some points form waterfalls. There is no road at the bottom of the canyon. For all these reasons the view over the canyon is spectacular. Huancas is 8 km (5 miles) from Plaza de Armas in Chachapoyas. The main viewpoint called Mirador del Cañon de Huancas Sonche is 1 km (0.6 mile) from the center of Huancas. Entrance fee 3 Soles. There is a regular (mini)bus service from Chachapoyas (two blocks north from Plaza de Armas) to Huancas. Price 3 Soles one way. I took me 1 hour and 45 minutes to walk from Chachapoyas to Huancas along the dirt road (up 280m), a bit less on the way down.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Adela256 wrote a review Nov 2019
Edinburgh, United Kingdom34 contributions6 helpful votes
We took the colectivo to the cañón, it was 3 soles each way and took around 15 minutes. They leave from near the airport road and have a proper station. We were told it’s about a 2 hour walk each way and the views are lovely on the way. There are two viewpoints to visit, the first is where the colectivo drops you. Entry is 3 soles, there were clean toilets and a cold drinks stall too. The views are incredible, and you can walk along the valley a bit. Huancas, the small village next to the viewpoints, is lovely and worth stopping in to have a drink. We had a beer in a really lovely cafe, it felt more like someone’s house and they were so friendly. The second viewpoint is at the other end of town. We walked and it was about 4.5km on an easy path and again 3 soles entry fee. I think this viewpoint was even more impressive, but both were stunning. On a clearer day you can see Gocta from here. We had a lovely hot chocolate at the cafe here (best in Peru so far) and they also had some cakes and breads. There is also an archaeological site you can walk to from there and that actually also leads to another viewpoint out to the other side of the valley. Again there were toilets here.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Marie p wrote a review Aug 2019
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This place is incredible and easy to access from Chachapoyas. You can walk along the road to Huancas (1H30) or take a colectivo.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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susanhipperson wrote a review Feb 2018
Crawley, United Kingdom139 contributions93 helpful votes
Take a collective (shared taxi) from town centre. Tourist office will give location. Only s3 each way. Spectacular views.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Steffan27 wrote a review Feb 2018
Lima, Peru81 contributions20 helpful votes
well worth the visit we paid 7 sol for the bus from town and then 2 sol entry. it was totally breath taking. in the space of 20 minutes we watched a waterfall turn into vapour- clouds- thunder-shower-sunshine-waterfall-rainbow and so on . breath taking to say the least......
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Date of experience: February 2018
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