La Campana National Park Palm Tree Grove & Cascade


La Campana National Park La Campana National Park

    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$93.28 p/p

(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 2 - Maximum 12
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 Viña del Mar - Park
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Park fee
Hydration – You must carry on 1.5 liters
Lunch box
Insurance
Tips
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar, 4 norte /Av. Libertad at 8:00 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca or Concón, between 7:15 - 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 beer, juice or 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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