Gocta Natura

Cocachimba & Gocta, Northern Peru, Peru

At a Glance

  • A sustainable eco-lodge at the heart of the cloud forests of northern Peru
  • Stunning views across the valley to the thundering Gocta Falls
  • Unique opportunity to immerse yourself in projects that give back to the local community and support the preservation of the cloud forest
  • Passionate conservationists, your hosts have built the lodge from scratch on their private nature reserve

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The best time to visit the north of Peru is from April to October, when temperatures and humidity drops and there is generally much less rain than the winter months from November to March.

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Description

High amongst the orchid beds and the cloud forests of the Cocachimba Valley of northern Peru lies Gocta Natura, a collection of five eco-friendly cabins with views across to the towering Gocta Falls and the perfect place from which to hike to the base.

Set at the heart of a private nature reserve, Gocta Natura is a family run eco-lodge with far reaching views out across the forests to the thundering Gocta Falls. Focused on sustainability and working with the local community to protect and preserve the surrounding environment, Gocta Lodge is home to five wooden cabins set amongst the beautiful forest terrain. Each of the cabins is built from local wood and is tastefully yet simply decorated, with a wooden deck complete with chairs overlooking the forest and the falls beyond. Bathrooms are spacious, with open showers and amenities provided.

All your meals are included in your stay and are served up in the main lodge, outside wherever possible. Meals are humble and hearty, with delicious fresh breakfasts and home-cooked fare showcasing as much local and seasonal produce as possible. The lounge houses a working fire for the cooler evenings, perfect for relaxing or sharing stories of your adventures in the forest with your fellow guests. An honesty bar is available to supplement meals.

The falls themselves can be reached on a two-hour trek from the lodge, with horses available to hire if you’d prefer to rest your weary muscles. Trekking through the stunning cloud forest ecosystem is an experience in itself, discovering an array of flora and fauna on the way. Your hosts can also arrange an array of activities that support the local community, from visits to the sugarcane plantations and spending a morning with a local weaver, to harvesting the freshest local fruits and vegetables and then learning how to prepare delicious local cuisine. Further afield, the pre-Incan archaeological sites of Kuelap and the sarcophagi of Karajia.
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Experiences

  • Gocta Waterfalls Trek

    Explore the natural wonders of Gocta Waterfalls, deep in the heart of the Peruvian cloud forest.

  • Kuelap Ruins

    Explore Kuelap, nicknamed the Machu Picchu of the north, an important Chachapoya citadel and the largest ancient stone structure in South America.

  • Leymebamba Mummy Museum

    Visit the community run Leymebamba Museum, home to over 200 Chachopoya and Inca mummies.

  • Mausoleums of Revash

    Pay a visit to the mausoleums of Revash which sit perched on the cliffside of the Utcubamba Valley, boasting spectacular views.

Location & directions

Cocachimba & Gocta, Northern Peru, Peru

Gocta Natura is located 45 minutes by road from the village of Chachapoyas. Gocta Falls are approximately a 2-hour hike from the lodge, whilst the surrounding area is home to the pre-Incan ruins of the Kuelap Fortress (approximately 3 hours by road) and the Karajia sarcophagi (approximately 1 hour by road).

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