From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Peru & U

From Chachapoyas: Gocta Waterfall Full-Day Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Peru & U

From US$ 49 per person

Enjoy a full-day scenic journey to discover the spectacular third highest waterfall in the world, Gocta. Hike through the Amazon Rainforest as you admire incredible nature and learn about the wildlife from an expert guide.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
From your hotel in Chachapoyas, Peru.


  • Enjoy an exciting day trip to admire the spectacular 770m Gocta Waterfall
  • Take an easy hike with a local guide through the Amazon Rainforest
  • See and learn about typical Peruvian flora and fauna in its natural habitat
Full description
The tour stars with a pickup at your hotel or from the meeting point in Chachapoyas to drive to the Utcubamba River valley. Travel for an hour to the village of Cocachimba from where the hike heads towards the waterfall. As you admire the thick greenery of the rainforest, you will be able to stop and take in stunning views of the surrounding valley and gain a perspective on how large the waterfall truly is. See local agricultural activities and encounter fauna species typical of the region such as Peru's national bird the Andean cock-of-the-rock, endemic trees, orchids, ferns, and bromeliads. Reach the base of the waterfalls and enjoy the pure beauty of Gocta up close for amazing once-in-a-lifetime pictures. The Gocta waterfall is 770 meters (2,530 feet) tall — the third highest in the world — and consists of two perennial drops that pour water into the Cocahuayco River. After the visit to the falls, hike down the mountain and return to Cocachimba to relax and have lunch in a local restaurant. You will then be transferred back to Chachapoyas and arrive between 5 and 5:30 PM.
  • Hotel pickup (optional)
  • Transportation
  • Local guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Meals other than lunch
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Plaza de Armas of Chachapoyas, Jirón Grau 549, Chachapoyas 01001, Peru.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Breathable clothing
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • It’s recommended that you spend one night before the tour in Chachapoyas city
  • To arrive in Chachapoyas from Lima, you can take a 1-hour-40-minute flight to Jaén, then a 4-hour bus to Chachapoyas
  • Please bring some local currency as most stores only accept cash
  • Hike difficulty: moderate to challenging
  • This tour is operated in English and Spanish by a bilingual Guide
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Everything we expected a walk with special landscapes and the person who accompanied us, MRS SEGUNDA GUTIÉRREZ OLIVA, a resident of the town, instructed us, took us and told real stories from her childhood about the waterfall, very healthy and lucid at 70 years old.

January 6, 2022

Product ID: 305328