4-Day Private Trip Kuelap and Gocta: History and Nature

4-Day Private Trip Kuelap and Gocta: History and Nature

Kuelap, called the other Machu Picchu, is located very close to Chachapoyas. It is one of the most representative archaeological sites in the lower montane forest of Peru. Gocta Waterfall is a place everyone should visit, not only to see the huge waterfall, but also to experience a pleasant hike along this spectacular scenery.


Day 1: Chachapoyas

Stop At: Libertad 994, Chachapoyas 01001, Peru
Arrival to the airport of Chachapoyas with ATSA Airlines. Private Transfer and accommodation in the hotel. If you are arriving to Jaen airport (4 hours long from Chachapoyas) with LATAM Airlnes contact us to quote in special.
Duration: 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Accommodation in Chachapoyas.

Day 2: Chachapoyas - Gocta Waterfall

Stop At: Catarata de Gocta, Valera Peru
We will be headed to the town of San Pablo de Valera, located 26 miles from the city of Chachapoyas. From there, we will begin our journey towards Gocta waterfall (an hour and a half on horseback plus one hour walk). Along the way, we will enjoy the great diversity of flora and fauna, and a splendid view of the waterfall. Gocta Waterfall, locally known as "La Chorrera", is 771 meters high and it is considered among the highest waterfalls in the world. It is the perfect habitat for toucans, monkeys, mountain lions and Andean cocks-of-the-rock. It is located in a large cloud- covered forest, around which there are about twenty waterfalls. It offers a beautiful combination of geography and history, making it a magical place. We will return to San Pablo and have a traditional lunch.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Accommodation in Chachapoyas

Day 3: Chachapoyas - Kuelap Fortress

Stop At: Fortaleza de Kuelap, Carretera a Kuelap, Chachapoyas 01415 Peru
In the morning, we will go to Kuelap, a majestic architectural site built by the Chachapoyas. On our way, we will make a brief stop for a panoramic view of the Macro Archaeological site, also known as "Macro Towers" for its characteristic design. Macro is located on the side of a hill overlooking Utcubamba river. As follows we will go to Nuevo Tingo town, where we will board the bus that will take us to the Cable Car station. Once on board the modern cable cars, a short and safe trip will take us to the starting point of the visit to Kuelap. We may climb on foot or on horseback to the "Fortress", which is built on top of the Cerro Barreta (3,000 m.a.s.l.). Kuelap is a place surrounded by beautiful landscapes; at first, it seems inaccessible since it is protected by colossal walls and cliffs on three of its four sides. It has three platforms, and inside they have circular buildings decorated with rhomboidal and zigzag friezes. Its complex interior architecture, indicates it was a well-organized population group. The surrounding landscape and the natural scenarios makes it unforgettable. We will return to Nuevo Tingo town for lunch. Then return to Chachapoyas city.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:

Accommodation included: Accommation in Chachapoyas

Day 4: Last day in Chachapoyas

Stop At: Libertad 994, Chachapoyas 01001, Peru
At the agreed time, transfer to Chachapoyas airport.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:

No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants. Otherwise, your tour may not be confirmed."
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered


  • Aeropuerto de Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Chachapoyas 01000, Peru

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • Chachapoyas airport / Chachapoyas / airport
  • FD Gocta Waterfall: from San Pablo de Valera with lunch
  • FD Kuelap Fortress with Cable Car & lunch
  • 3 nights of accommodation at the selected hotel category - Daily breakfast
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Kuelap

Not Included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities


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