These incredible waterfalls tower some 771 meters into the sky and at one time were ranked among the tallest in the world. Today, travelers can venture to what’s considered the 15th highest set of falls on earth and revel at their breathtaking wonder while they look out over stunning views of thick emerald rainforest.
Intrepid adventurers will want to spend an afternoon navigating the network of wooded trails that winds through the forest valley to the top of the falls. The round-trip trek takes about six hours and passes by a total of 22 individual waterfalls during rainy season. Travelers can also elect to journey on horseback if they prefer to avoid the strenuous hike that those in the know warn is not for novice wanderers. Visitors say the views are epic and truly worth the trip whether it’s on foot or by horse.
The waterfall is located near the Caserios of Cocachimba in San Pablo in Valera. It is most impressive during rainy season, between November and April. Travelers can access Gotca from Lima using the Pan-Americana Norete-Fernando Belaunde Terry Highway.