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La Campana National Park – Palm Tree Grove & Cascade Hike

Charles Darwin and his visit to La Campana, 1834

Established on October 17th of 1967

Administered by National Forest Corporation since 1974

Biosphere Reserve since 1985

Place of scientific interest since 1989

100 animal species and 320 plants, most of them endemic

The only National Park in the continental 5th region

The southern continental palm tree

82 feet waterfall

Location: Ocoa, Hijuelas.

Altitude: 2.943 feet / 897 meters a.s.l.

Elevation gain: 1.505 feet / 459 meters

Length: 8 hours – from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Distance: 8.08 miles / 13 kilometers, round trip

Hiking time: 4 hours

Meteorological conditions: Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, under 500 mm.

Restrictions: Good health, no knee injuries, over 8 years old.

Previous experience: Not necessary.

Description & target: Once you arrive in the park you will explore the valley full of centennial palm trees. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. Hike from the main entrance to the cascade. View point and 82 feet waterfall. About 2 hours of a relax hiking. Non steep trail and a couple of creeks crossing. Shooting pictures. 2 hours way back.

Transportation: SUV or car

Departures: Hotel (in Valparaíso - Viña del Mar) at 8:00 am

Return trip: Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.

Country: Chile
Transfer: Included
Food: Not included
Registered Member of Tourism board of: Chile
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): No
Guide Languages:
Experience Level: Easy
Tour operator name: Chile Cóndor Expediciones
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 6
Duration: 1
Provided Accommodation: None
Included in service: Round trip transportation Viña del Mar - Park, All way guide – English spoken, basic first aids kit, park fee. Hydration – You must carry on 1.5 liters, lunch box
Not included in Service: Insurance and tips
Equipment to bring: Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece, softshell, sunscreen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Pant or short. Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Recommended Season:
Guaranteed departure dates: Year round
Remarks: Booking must be made at least 1 week in advance
Terms and Conditions: It will not be done in rainy days
Listing created Sep 27, 2015

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