This waterfall has been known by locals for decades, but only recently has its existence emerged as common knowledge.
The German Stefan Ziemendorff is thought to be responsible for bringing the falls to the attention of the Peruvian government in 2002, he was working in Peru for a water project and he realized from far in a expedition that something was there since then he participated in documenting, constructing a trail to and measuring the falls.
The falls appear to exhibit a modest to high volume of flow, becoming an immensely powerful cataract when its stream is full. Some months ago Gocta was announced as the third tallest and according the list of waterfalls released by a Waterfall database, Gocta is the 14 tallest waterfall in the world
To reach this waterfall the only way is walking 5 hrs by virgin jungle departing from the village of Cocachimba, through the trek its possible to see another amazing waterfalls, toucans, hummingbirds, monkeys and much more. Although there are some explorer or adventure lovers visiting Gocta but there is not yet tourist circuits or paths at the moment.
For those interested in visit Gocta, InkaNatura Travel recommends to be in a good shape and also spend extra days visiting the Chachapoyas archaeological jewels : Kuelap fortress, Karajia, Revash, Lake of the Condors, and the interesting Leymebamba Museum where visitors can admire more than 200 chachapoyas mummy found at the Lake of the Condors.
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* Treasures of the Nortern Kingdom - 8 days & 7 nights
This journey through the landscape and history of Peru's little-known northern region is a revelation and a magical experience for many of our visitors. The program is intended for travelers with a special interest in archaeology, and a taste for adventure. This region is still new to tourism, but we have taken every care to provide as comfortable a stay as possible, with air-conditioned vehicles, expert guides and the best possible accommodation
* Chachapoyas Explorer - 7 days & 6 nights
This seven-day fixed departure to the lost kingdom of the Chachapoya`s program for travelers with a profound interest in archaeology and adventure. We visit the huge mountaintop temple and fortress of Kuelap, the Revash cliff tombs and the Macro towers, the ruined hilltop settlement of La Congona, the Leimebamba museum with its collection of 200 mummies, many traditional Andean towns — and in Cajamarca, the tombs at Ventanillas de Otuzco, the Inca Baths and the Ransom Room of Atahualpa
* Kuelap Discoverer - 5 days & 4 nights
This classic five-day fixed departure to the lost kingdom of the Chachapoyas features visits to the huge mountaintop temple and fortress of Kuelap, The Leimebamba museum with its collection of 200 mummies, the Revash tombs and the Macro towers. Our final day offers alternative hikes, either to spectacular Gocta Falls, the world´s third highest waterfall, or to the eerily impressive terracotta sarcophagi of Karajía. This region is still new to tourism, but we have taken every care to provide as comfortable a stay as possible, with air-conditioned vehicles, expert guides and the best possible accommodation.
* Chachapoyas Express - 4 days & 3 nights
A program for travelers with limited time to visit the Chachapoyas but that offers the option to explore the huge mountaintop temple and fortess of Kuelap, The Leymebamba museum with its collection of 200 mummies, the Revash cliff tombs. The area is still new to tourism, but we have taken every care to provide as comfortable a stay as possible, with air-conditioned vehicles, expert guides and the best possible accommodation.
* Our new program Trujillo to Tarapoto - 9 days & 8 nights, a program which combines de amazing archaeological discoveries in the Pacific Coast, the Andes (Chachapoyas & Kuelap) with the Jungle in Tarapoto. This program has set dates in 2018 & 2019.