The North of Peru is often overlooked but to the fault of many travelers who would be quick write it off as a remote and nearly inaccessible. Its charm comes precisely because of its remoteness and inaccessible it certainly is not. This is a place where dramatic valleys end in a bombardment of waterfalls, where the dark tannin stained waters are said to conceal the vengeful sirens lurking beneath. This is a place where the impossibly thick thick damp forest breaks only once in a while into sweeping vistas of green canopy seeping with ethereal mist.
Falling over 2,500 feet, the Gocta Water Fall is amongst the highest in the world, either 7th or 16th depending on who you ask. This dazzling drop of water was well know to the local people but only recently revealed as an international spectacle. Now tourism is taking a foot combined with the nearby ruins, sarcophaguses and awe-inspiring scenery. But beware - According to local legend there is a light haired siren that lives beneath the obscurity in the pool at the base of the fall and is rancorous about her secret being reviled to the world.