La Campana National Park


Ocoa Horseback ride – Palm Tree Grove & Cascade Ocoa Horseback ride – 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 CONAF (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

(must be made at least 3 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
RIDING TIME 4 hours
SEASON Year round
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 4 - Maximum 12
RESTRICTIONS Slipped disc, not allergic to pet hair, no fear to horses, over 10 years old
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Low
TRANSPORTATION SUV, pick-up truck, VAN 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. Ride from the main entrance to the cascade by El Cuarzo trail. Natural view point and 82 feet waterfall. About 2 hours of a relax natural horse walk by a non steep trail with a couple of creeks crossing by, shooting pictures. Two hours way back.
Backpack, comfortable shoes (not wide, for good fit in the stirrup), backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Pant, no short. Fall-winter: Waterproof/warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Viña del Mar - Park
All way guide – English spoken
Horses fully equipped
First aids kit
Park fee
Water
Lunch box
Helmet (Mandatory use)
Insurance
Tips
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar, 4 norte /Av. Libertad at 7:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Reñaca & Concón, between 7:15 am - 8:00 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person
Reñaca: U$10
Viña del Mar: U$5
Valparaíso or Concón: U$15
Around at 2:30 pm. A stop, if everybody agrees, is made at about 3:30 pm for a lunch (not included) in a German Resto-Brewery or Chilean food restaurant. After that we go back to the hotel or meeting point. Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this.
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