La Campana National Park Palm Tree Grove & Cascade


Ocoa Hike – Palm Tree Grove & Cascade Ocoa Hike – Palm Tree Grove & Cascade

    La Campana National Park
    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 grove in the world
    82 feet waterfall

Tour fee: U$0 p/p

(At least 2 days in advance.)



Relevant Information

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
SEASON Year round
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 3 - Maximum 6
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 8 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Not necessary.
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Low
TRANSPORTATION SUV or car.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather, rains from May to August, under 500 mm.

Ocoa, Hijuelas.

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.
Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Pant or short. Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: Hiking shoes, waterproof/warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Santiago - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Park fee
Hydration – You must carry on 1.5 liters
Lunch box
Insurance
Tips
Hotel at 8:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel, between 7:15 - 8:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Downtown Santiago: U$5
Providencia or la Reina $10
Las Condes or Vitacura: $15
Around at 2:30 pm. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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