Chachapoyas to Gocta Bus
The distance from Chachapoyas to Gocta has an extension of 45 km. Traveling by road for about 1 hour. The land transport company that provides this route is Destinos North, which offers its tickets to S / 70. The buses of this company leave at 9:00 a.m. from the Chachapoyas terminal. Upon arrival you will notice that the climate in Gocta is mild and very pleasant with temperatures that rise to 25 ° C in the summer and fall to 15 ° C.
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The history of Chachapoyas goes back to the ancestral period (7.000 years b. C.) when the first settlers of the area left traces of their past in remains on rock. However, the most important legacy of the life in this territory was left by the Chachapoyas culture (13th century AD). The Chachapoyas culture were a population of combative and fierce spirit in the battle. They opposed violent resistance to the inca’s expansion but they were defeated by the inca Tupac Yupanqui.Its Spanish foundation dates from 1538, under the name of San Juan de la Frontera de los Chachapoyas. In 1544 the settlers decided to move from the settlement of the city to an area less rough and with better weather. During the Independence war, the settlers of Chachapoyas woke up their ancestral spirit of fight to join the liberator army. On June the 6th 1821 took place the Higos Urco Battle, a legendary confrontation where the courage of the Chachapoya’s culture defeated the realistic forces, leaving heroic names as Matiaza Rimachi, an indigenous brave woman when she was defending her ideals.Nowadays Chachapoyas, since it’s the oldest and most historic tradition city, is recognized as the Amazonian capital and the entrance door to the peruvian jungle. Its location between the mountains and the beginning of the jungle gives to the city a varied and pleasant climate. The name comes from the indigenous word “sachapuyos”, which means “men of the fog” due to the peculiar fog that dominates the area of the hill Puma Urco, close to the city.
About Cataratas del Gocta
The Gocta waterfall, known locally as La Chorrera, is a waterfall located near San Pablo and Cocachimba, in the district of Valera, province of Bongará, department of Amazonas. These falls are one of the largest in the country, because they have a fall of 540 meters. To reach this destination, tourists have to go to Cocachimba and climb 2312 m.s.n.m. Throughout the road you can see a total of 22 waterfalls. In this way, you can observe several species of animals and plants, since they have registered approximately 110 species of birds. Among them, the gallito de las rocas, the Andean toucan and the spatula tail hummingbird stand out. There are also 20 species of mammals.