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Gocta Waterfalls & Kuelap: The Chachapoyas Experience
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Gocta Waterfalls & Kuelap: The Chachapoyas Experience

Explore the Splendor of Chachapoyas, Kuelap Fortress & Gocta Waterfalls - Tour Extension

6 Days / 5 Nights
From 1170
* flights not included

Summary

Enjoy six full days of adventure, history and natural beauty as you travel around the highlights of northern Peru in the Chachapoyas region. Visit northern Peru’s most important archaeological site, the Kuelap Fortress built in the 6th century AD, and see why people call this the “second Machu Picchu.” The massive complex consists of more than 400 buildings overlooking the beautiful Utcubamba Valley. Bask in serenity at the Gocta Falls, one of the tallest waterfalls in the world. See flora and fauna as you hike through the cloud forest. Examine the unique sarcophagi in Karajia and hike to the colorful cliffs of Leymebamba.

This tour extension can be done in 4 or 5 days and is the perfect add-on to our Essence of Peru Tour or the World Wonders of South America Tour.

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Tour Highlights

  • Chachapoyas

  • Kuelap Fortress

  • Gocta Waterfall

  • Karajia and Huanacas

  • Leymebamba

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  • 5-Nights accommodations
  • All tours, transfers, and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts and some lunches
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Day 1Arrive in Jaén & Transfer to Gocta Andes Lodge

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Upon arrival in the Jaén Airport, take a private transfer to Chachapoyas. Here you land in the Amazon, just twenty minutes from the busy city of Jaén. Continue on a scenic drive as you descend to the Marañon River and a major Amazon tributary. Cross past an arid region before entering the Utcubamba Canyon where you will stop for lunch in Bagua Grande.

Then, finally ascend to the village of Cocachimba via the picturesque Utcubamba Canyon. In the early evening, arrive at the Gocta Andes Lodge where every room offers a spectacular view of the Gocta Waterfall, some of the world’s highest waterfalls. Experience the tranquility and serenity.

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Day 2Gocta Waterfall Excursion

Day 3Sarcophagi of Karajia and Huancas

Day 4Revash and Leymebamba Museum

Day 5Tour Kuelap Fortress

Day 6Return to Jaén

Estimated Tour Price Without Flights

Prices vary according to several factors including: season, number of people traveling, shared vs private excursions, when you book and rooming arrangements. These are from prices based on low season.

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Hotel
Luxury

From 1270 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Superior+

From 1270 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Superior

From 1170 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Standard

From 1170 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas La Casona Monsante
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Luxury

From 1455 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Superior+

From 1455 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Superior

From 1360 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Standard

From 1360 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas La Casona Monsante
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Luxury

From 1790 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Superior+

From 1790 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Superior

From 1695 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas Casa Hacienda Achamaqui
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge
Hotel
Standard

From 1695 Per Person

Flights quoted separately

  • Chachapoyas La Casona Monsante
  • Cocachimba Gocta Andes Lodge
  • Leymebamba Kentitambo Lodge