kuelap bbc

sword billed cajamarca karajia

PERU: Jr. Santo Domingo 432-Chachapoyas - E-mail: kuelap@msn.com - Cell Phone: 51-941963327- USA Telephone: 407-963-9876 - © 1998-2017
 

 

COD: CHT – 1106 TOUR TO GOCTA WATERFALL AND KUELAP (starting in Tarapoto)
5d/4n
All year

On March 22, 2006 German explorer Stefan Ziemendorff reports he has found the third highest waterfall in the world located in the isolated northern jungle near Chachapoyas.  

In a two hours trek you can see a pristine cloud forest jungle.   Passion fruit vines in the canopy have year around fruit that sustains a colony of monkeys and varieties of birds feeding on this fruit.  You can see a variety of medical plants, hummingbirds, toucans, monkeys, and butterflies.

The height of 771  meters is thought to be relatively accurate, though Ziemendorff suspects the true figure could be within 13 meters in either direction.  The falls has a regular to high volume of flow becoming an immensely powerful waterfall during the rainy season. However unlike other world class waterfalls, it doesn’t dry up in the dry season. 

Day 1 Tarapoto
Airport or Hotel pick up in Tarapoto and night in Tarapoto.

Day 2 Tarapoto-Cocachimba
Private transfer from Tarapoto to Gocta Lodge (approx. 7 hours) located in the town of Cocachimba at 1,736 masl. over sea level approximately.  We will visit Yacumama complex and have a typical lunch in a jungle setting.  We will spend the night in Gocta Lodge with great panoramic views of Gocta waterfall.  (B, L)

tarapoto

Day 3 Cocachimba – Gocta – Choctamal
Three hours hike or horseback (one way) to Gocta waterfall. The measured height of 771 meters. As a result of an expedition lead by Stefan Ziemendorff and Telesforo Santillan (local guide) in March 2006, Gocta waterfall made the international news testifying the remoteness and unfolding discoveries of America’s newly accessible and most pristine ecological and archeological destination. During the hike you will be able to observe variety of hummingbirds, birds, flowers, maybe toucans, monkeys and other species from the region.  Night in Choctamal MS Lodge where you can observe hummingbirds including the famous Marvelous Spatuletail. (B, L, D)

gocta

Day 4  Choctamal – Kuelap – Choctamal
After breakfast we will travel by car for 35 minutes from Choctamal MS Lodge to Kuelap. The fortress of Kuelap , associated with the Chachapoyas culture, consists of massive exterior stone walls containing more than four hundred buildings inside 3 levels of walls and is the largest stone structure in the Americas. Orchids and bromeliads cover the walls and trees inside this fortress. Kuelap is precariously perched on a mountain ridge at about 3000m, the structure overlooks the Utcubamba Valley in Northern Peru, is roughly 600 meters in length and 110 meters in width. The 20m high fortress walls are impressive with an entrance that is trapezoidal and narrows rapidly (as a defense). Inside there are the remains of many small round houses, some with a zigzag or diamond pattern in their terraces. Archaeological evidence shows that the structure was started before 800 AD.   Night in Choctamal MS Lodge. (B, L, D)

choctamal lodge

Day 5  Choctamal – Huiquilla Private Reserve - Chachapoyas
After breakfast we will start a hike of 1.5 miles to the biggest private reserve in our zone with 1,142 hectares.  Huiquilla Reserve contains primary and secondary cloud forest.  A variety of hummingbirds, Andean night monkeys, etc. can be seen in this reserve.  Night in 3 star hotel in Chachapoyas.  (B, L)

huiquilla

Day 6 Chachapoyas – Chiclayo
Early departure to Chiclayo and transfer to Chiclayo airport for your evening flight to Lima.  (B, BL)

FOR RATES e-mail us at: kuelap@msn.com

2 paxes                  USD                
4 paxes or more    USD


                                                                                     
THE TOUR INCLUDES:                                                
All entrance fees                                                                    
Transfers to airport or bus station
Meals where noted in the program                                                  
All transportation specified in the program
Transfer between cities
Hotels specified in the program
Bilingual guide

NOT INCLUDED:
Alcoholic beverages
Airport taxes
Internal flights (we can provide upon request)
Gratuities

GO BACK