Enigmatic Amazonas region in Peru is a lesser-known destination with plenty of amazing sites and breathtaking scenery. Discover the Chachapoyas culture, a pre-colonial civilization that occupied the north of Peru long before the Incas. Enjoy a cableway ride to the Kuelap Fortress on the top of a cliff. Travel along the Utcubamba River, spotting gorgeous hummingbirds, let the Andean community of La Jalca show you their timeless traditions and ancient knowledge, or hike in the middle of the cloud forest to Gocta waterfalls, the third-highest on the planet.
Within the Andean country, there are infinities of natural attractions to marvel at, from canyons to archaeological ruins and much more. Thanks to its wide variety of destinations, you will be able to appreciate the Andean country from countless perspectives, all with their unique tones and particular stories. Among those attractions, within the Peruvian north, you can enjoy one of the highest waterfalls in the world, a breathtaking place where the Amazon Rainforest meets the Andes Mountains. This 2,530-foot (771 m) waterfall has just two drops, and the powerful free-fall from the second drop is among the tallest in the world.
The Gocta waterfalls, sits in the Amazonas department of Peru near the city of Chachapoyas. Flowing into the Cocahuayco River, the Gocta Waterfall is in full view from nearby villages a visual spectacle where you can enjoy hiking trails and a series of dreamy landscapes, and has been for centuries. However, the world didn’t know it existed until 2002 when German researcher Stefan Ziemendorff and a group of locals took an expedition to the waterfall. Following their visit and subsequent pressure on the government, the waterfall was finally measured in 2006. Since then, thousands of domestic and international tourists visit each year.
If you are planning a trip to Peru, you cannot miss one of its most emblematic waterfalls. To get there, it is necessary to walk along trails that go through cloud forests and large green fields. It is one of the most incredible attractions in northern Peru, where you can enjoy one of the most amazing natural spectacles. You can also experience the numerous wildlife that inhabits the surroundings. If you are looking to explore the corners of this majestic country, this is one of its most remarkable places. There are several ways to get there, so the path will depend on how you would like to visit the place. If you are looking to enjoy vacations in Peru, we recommend visiting them during the rainy season. In rainy seasons, you can see up to 22 different waterfalls along the way, making it a great time to go.