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La Campana National Park (Parque Nacional La Campana) Tours

Home to some of the last remaining forests of the endangered Chilean Wine Palm, La Campana became a national park in 1967 and contains over 17,000 acres of settlement ruins, hiking trails, and exotic wildlife.

Naturalist and explorer Charles Darwin himself paid the spot a visit in 1834, hiking to the top of the scenic hill that gave the park its name. With various types of hawks, alligators, eagles, snakes, owls, and giant frogs, it´s no wonder UNESCO has recognized the area as a Biosphere Reserve for its high number of unique species.

Those wanting to recreate Darwin's journey can take the El Andinista Trail (Sendero El Andinista), which lasts the average hiker around five hours and is quite a difficult climb. Enthusiasts will be rewarded at the summit by a plaque commemorating Darwin's accomplishment and, more importantly, a panoramic view of the Andes and surrounding coastal valleys – even a sliver of the Pacific Ocean, if the day is particularly clear. Just don´t forget to register at the checkpoint for more detailed advice and important guidelines to follow while trekking.

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Darwin's Route: Traversing the Chilean Palm Forest, Santiago, null

Darwin's Route: Traversing the Chilean Palm Forest

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Let’s cross La Campana National Park hiking through the Chilean Palm Forest, and explore this lands of great biodiversity, like Charles Darwin did in 1834 .  ...  Read more

Location: Santiago, Chile
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $220.00

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