Kuelap Fortress and the Gocta Cataract in the Amazon

The fortress of Kuelap and Gocta’s cataract (only discovered in 2005 for those of us who don’t live in the Amazon) are two of the most impressive places in the Amazon and are a highly essential visit.

Why visit the fortress of Kuelap and Gocta waterfall in the Amazon?

It is believed that the pre-Inca Kuelap fortress began to build in the c. VIII. Its archaeological remains will delight history lovers. Gocta waterfall is the third tallest in the world and you can access it from the top, where the waterfall, is born as from the second level, drenching you in its ancient water, that if they could talk would have the most fascinating stories. Fortunately, and to compensate, we have a few local guides who explain the history that have been collected of this extraordinary place. From this route, with six viewpoints which provide indescribable views of the spectacular waterfall, you’ll see insects, butterflies, orchids, the gallito of rocks and the spatula tailed Hummingbird. In addition, during these tours in the Amazon you can visit the Sonche and Huan Urco towering canyons and visit the artist Miguel Huaman, who works with wood from fallen trees to respect the environment. You can also visit the town of Huancas, declared cultural patrimony of the nation in 2012, where you can buy crafts and meet locals and communities who work the production of cane. It is also interesting to visit the Museum of Leymebamba, which houses more than 200 mummies of Chachapoyas culture, exquisite for the lovers of archaeology already that this culture is situated between the years 800 A. D. and 1570 A. D.

Where is the visit of the Kuelap fortress and Gocta waterfall in the Amazon?

Cataract is an hour from the city of Chachapoyas and Kuelap two hours. Chachapoyas is located in the area known geographically as “eyebrow of jungle”, that is the transition between the Andes and the jungle, and is about 2000 m of altitude above sea level.

How to visit the fortress of Kuelap and Gocta waterfall in the Amazon?

– How to get to the site: You can land in the city of Jaén and it´s two and a half hours by road to Chachapoyas. We organize all routes and will accompany you on all sides.

– Duration: 3 to 4 days.

– Where will you sleep: In different hotels in the area.

 

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