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In the far north of Peru, backpackers have the choice of undertaking an exciting excursion to visit one of the world’s tallest waterfalls. Catarata Gocta has an interesting history. One of the most interesting aspects of the story is that it was only discovered in 2005. That is, it was discovered by the outside world.
If you find yourself in or around Chachapoyas it’s either because you had enough time to add this destination into your itinerary after seeing Machu Pichu and Cuzco, or it’s because you’re the kind of backpacker who really wants to see something a little less-popular. Well, Chachapoyas is the perfect town, and nearby there are some perfect attraction to excite your sense of adventure.
Not far from Huaraz, there is an ancient set of stones dominating the bend in a river. Chavin de Huantar sits in a deep valley, surrounded by soaring cliffs and hills. The road to get there curves over the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, passing through the Parque Nacional de Huascaran, beside glacial lakes and wavy prairie grasses.