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Gocta Andes Lodge

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Gocta Andes Lodge

Gogta Andes Lodge is a small countryside hotel set in mountainous scenery with views of the Gocta Falls.

Gocta Andes Lodge has a glorious setting in mountainous landscapes close to Gocta Falls, the third tallest in Peru and one of the longest single drops in the world. From a lounger on the edge of the open-air infinity pool, you can survey the falls as they tumble over a vertiginous cliff mantled in dense bottle green vegetation. This amenable property is also a great base for a visit to the remote Chachapoyan fortress at Kuelap.

There is an easy mix of traditional country guest house and a simple, minimalist contemporary style. There are just ten guest rooms, which means you’ll get personalised attention from the staff. Well aware of the captivating landscapes around, they provide huge floor to ceiling windows, and each room has a terrace or balcony. The accommodation has its own restaurant and lounge.

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What our clients say

  • Most Memorable Moment?: Machu Pichu probably the best experience but the train journey there was amazing (and unexpectedly so).  

    TA, Edinburgh
  • Most memorable experience: "Impossible to pick! Machu Picchu, the floating Uros Islands, the Nazca Lines, and seeing the condors were all incredible experiences that we will never forget."

    KF, Reading
  • Most Memorable Moments?: Seeing a forest of Puyas de Raimondi near Huarez The trek from Ascobamba to Pillcocancha particularly the hospitality of the campesinos and watching cows being milked by hand. The visit to Tarmatambo visiting the ruins and being approached by a small boy called Kevin who persuaded his mother to give us lunch. Having a small face carved for me at Molinos near Jauja by a woodcarver. He wouldn't take any money.

    RM, London
  • “We enjoyed all the places we visited on our holiday in Peru, and the experience was enhanced by friendly and knowledgeable local guides.  The spectacular scenery we saw will stay in our minds for quite some time.” 

    MM, Newcastle Upon Thyne
  • A fantastic travel company for Peru. Highly respected locally. The whole Itinerary was flawless with extremely professional local reps in Peru. I believe the Inca trail company in Cusco to be the best there!

    JD, Swansea
  • The Belmond train ride to Machu Picchu followed by the tour round Machu Picchu was stunning and very memorable. However, the Amazon was also wonderful, especially the breakfast in a creek, the sunset trip, and the walk in the rainforest.

    MS, Alton
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Our expert's view

Hannah Waterhouse
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

It’s hard to beat the view from the pool and garden of the lodge – an uninterrupted panorama of the Gocta falls. You can start your hike to the falls from the lodge and then relax in the pool on your return. It’s got a cosy little restaurant and all the rooms and views of the falls, so it’s a great place to stay in the area.

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Real Latin american experts

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Sally Dodge
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

  • Heloise Buxton
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

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