What a lovely thing it is.. To just be able to take a trip over the day. And end up hiking in this jungle climate, walking barefoot in 1/2m deep mud & swimming in yet another waterfall with crystal clear water.. How you may ask?
Well, we had heard of this waterfall, being located close right here in Cocha. So me and three of the volunteers I am working with decided to meet for a saturday breakfast together and then find out how you could get there. Thinking that it would just be a little trip, i did not bring any lunch with me and I had white sneakers on my feet… BIG misstake haha. We ended up travelling for a bit more than 2 hours, getting to the foot of Inca chaca where there supposedly would be a waterfall. Our taxidriver told us that we could walk the last bit, since it was ‘just 2-3 km’. So with no car in sight, we started walking. Soon being aware of that this hike would be much longer than planned, far longer than 2-3km for sure. But we actually didn’t mind very much, the view and weather was beautiful!
Finally we got to the Carrasco National Park of Inca Chaka, which is Quechua language for , these traditional roap-tied bridges that you had to pass in order to get from one side to the other. We then started our hike, discovering the very humid and muddy trail that we had to walk in order to find this waterfall, we ended up walking without shoes (especially since mine were white haha), never felt so much like a jungle George/Jane. Luckily we had packed some fruits and water, which made us able to happily finalize this very unplanned but amazing little adventure before we took a taxi back to town.
Totally worth it 🙂