Hidden Treasures of the North (Kuelap/ Gocta/ Chachapoyas)

From $ 1272.00

Peru´s lesser- visited north offers a wealth of pre-Inca history and fantastic scenery. Meet some of the highlights of the region on this fascinating tour.

Style: Private Tour
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Starts in: Jaen airport

Your Customized Tour can depart on any day you please.

    Travel Style
    Amazon Lodge, Archaeological sites, Family, History, Jungle Amazon, Travel with kids, Waterfall Gocta

    Activity Level Easy

Tour Summary

Day 1. Jaen airport to Cocachimba/ drive in a beautiful countryside

Day 2. Gocta: one of the highest waterfalls in the world

Day 3. Karajia Sarcophagi and Quiocta caverns

Day 4. Kuelap: the Chachapoyas´ city

Day 5. Transfer to Jaen airport

What does this tour include?
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Accommodation in hotel for 2 nights with breakfast (double basis) in Cocachimba*
  • Accommodation in hotel for 2 nights with breakfast (double basis) in Chachapoyas
  • Entrance tickets to all mentioned places
  • 2 lunches
  • Private guide
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Taxes
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Air tickets and air taxes (international, domestic: Lima- Jaen/ Jaen- Lima)
  • Tours not mentioned
  • Meals not specified
  • Unforeseen expenses
  • Insurance
  • Tips


* Hotels in Cocachimba are limited. Porcell Tours reserves the right to accommodate its clients in hotels in Chachapoyas instead, in order to guarantee the quality of service (prior notice to the client).

Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability.

  1. Day 1 Jaen to Cocachimba

    Fly from Lima to Jaen airport and transfer to Cocachimba. Go through beautiful countryside and lush jungle in the Amazonas region on this spectacular drive.

    Night in Gocta.

  2. Day 2 Gocta Falls

    Enjoy a guided hike to Gocta Falls (2-3 hours each way). This scenic walk will take you through fields and cloud forest to reach the base of the impressive Gocta Waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in the world. The surrounding cloud forest is home of hummingbirds and a variety of other bird life.

    Night in Gocta.

  3. Day 3 Karajia Sarcophagi and Quiocta caverns

    Today uncover some of the history of this fascinating area with a visit to Karajia, an ancient burial site for Chachapoyas warriors. Meet the mysterious sarcophagi which have been perched on a cliff ledge for over 600 years. Continuing with Quiocta caverns, where you will appreciate stalactites and stalagmites in a distance of about 500 meters.

    Night in Chachapoyas.

  4. Day 4 Kuelap Fortress

    This morning visit the pre-Inca ruins of Kuelap. Built and inhabited by the Chachapoyas from AD1000- AD1400, this magnificent mountain- top complex is surrounded by cliffs and colossal walls and on first view appears inaccessible. Explore this captivating site with your guide.

    Night in Chachapoyas.

  5. Day 5 Chachapoyas to Jaen

    Transfer to Jaen airport for your return flight to Lima.

    End of our services.


These are some of the hotels we work with, although it is true there is a great list, we choose serious, responsible hotels that are always renewing quality in all their services. You can find very beautiful standard hotels or superior to luxury hotels strategically located in unique places for your visits and adventure. We are committed to offering hospitality and placing you, our guests, at the center of the stage in Peru.

Gocta Andes Lodge.- Gocta Andes Lodge is located in the town of Cocachimba and features an outdoor pool and restaurant. This lodge serves a buffet breakfast every morning and is just 6 km from Gocta falls. The rooms at Gocta Andes Lodge have a balcony, a seating area and a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. The rooms also have mountain views.

La Casona de Chachapoyas.- Located in the city of Chachapoyas, 150 meters from the Plaza de Armas, it offers rooms with WiFi and plasma TV. It houses a cafeteria, garden and library. The Santa Ana Museum is 400 meters away. The rooms at La Casona de Chachapoyas are decorated with wooden beamed ceilings and equipped with heating and a private bathroom.


Yes, although you can rent a horse and its carrier to help you in a part of the way, then you will continue walking until the water falls of Gocta. The journey has a mild to medium difficulty in its 10 kilometers round trip, in a unique setting where vegetation and birds will accompany your adventure.

This city is the capital of the department of Amazonas. It is located at an altitude of 2,500 m.a.s.l. and has a population of 35,000 inhabitants. It was the cradle of the Chachapoyas culture, submitted by the Incas and later recovered by them during the conquest of Peru together with the Spaniards, Chancas, Huancas and Cañaris. The main square, the small cobbled streets, its beautiful mansions with patios, balconies and tiled roofs are of viceregal style.