This day trip to La Campana National Park two hours from Santiago will lead you through the outstanding UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
This trekking tour will take us through La Campana National Park, founded in 1967, which lies only 100km northwest of Santiago in the coastal mountain range of the Valparaíso region. The park was named an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to its significance to the environment, education, culture, science, and leisure activities. After gathering our lunch to have later in Ocoa, we will reach La Campana National Park. It got its name, which means “the bell”, from the mountain of the same name because of the shape of its peak.
The day will start with an 8:00am pick-up bound for La Campana National Park, located 2 hours out of Santiago in the coastal mountains. This unique microsystem is crucial to the development of a variety of species native to the central zone of Chile. Once inside the park, we’ll be briefed on the day’s activities and how to complete the hike without disrupting the natural surroundings. After some quick warmup exercises we’ll start the hike with the mission of reaching the waterfall to rest for a while and take in the Chilean palm forest. Throughout the trek there will be plenty to observe, such as the Chilean palma, one of the oldest palm trees on the planet. These trees are endangered, acting as a fundamental part of the park as it’s a space protected for the conservation and preservation of endangered species. If we’re lucky, we may also get to spot endless different species of birds from turcas to hen-harriers. We may also see foxes and insects like the Chilean rose tarantula or Acanthinodera beetles. Throughout the hike, we’ll see the ground become more clay-like and speckled with fragments of quartz. Once we arrive at the waterfall, we’ll stop for lunch, rest, and bask in the beauty of this biosphere reserve. We’ll arrive back to the park entrance around 5:00pm. If the group is in agreement, from there we will stop to try some locally produced beers. Then you’ll arrive back at your accommodation around 7:30pm.
Born in Santiago, I’ve been a tour guide since 2010, specializing in tours in the Andes, as well as tours in the Central Valley, the coast, and the city itself. I also have a lot of experience doing private tours, custom itineraries, and leading sporting trips in archery, snowboarding, scuba diving, trekking, and rock climbing!
-Mountain rescue, with WFR Ecomed certification
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