Sanctuary of the Nature – Serranía del Ciprés Cordillerano

Sanctuary of the nature since May 30th of 2.006 Sanctuary of the nature since May 30th of 2.006

    Sanctuary of the nature since May 30th of 2.006

    About 400 ancients trees, some of them as old as 1.800 years.
    The highest and boreal Mountain Cypress grove.
    Rich biodiversity, 61 animal species and 77 plants.
    Human remains of 3.000 years.
    Natural view point from where you will watch the Aconcagua valley.

Tour fee: U$82.78 p/p

(at least 1 week in advance)

Relevant Information

LOCATION El Asiento, San Felipe.
ALTITUDE 7.939 feet / 2.420 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 4.658 feet / 1.420 meters
LENGTH 14 hours from Viña del Mar – from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm 10 hours from San Felipe – from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
DISTANCE 4.35 miles / 7 kilometers, round trip
SEASON August to May
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 4 - Maximum 10
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 12 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Desirable. Not necessary. Excellent physical condition.
TRANSPORTATION SUV or pick-up truck.
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather with a long dry season. Average temperature 61.5°F. Rains from May to August that get 200 mm. Very hot summer with temperatures that can get 105°F. Cold winters that can get temperatures as down as 19°F.

El Asiento, San Felipe.

Hiking from the main entrance to the top of Tabaco mountain what it takes about 5 hours. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. The summit is a natural view point from where you can watch the Aconcagua valley. The last third is very steep, rocky and expose to sun. About 3.5 hours way back.
Hiking shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece, softshell, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: 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 3 liters
Lunch box
Hiking poles
The SUV departs from Viña del Mar (4 norte /Av. Libertad) at 6:30 am.
Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca or Concón, between 5:45 - 6:30 am.

Pick up and drop off fee per person

Reñaca: U$10
Viña del Mar: U$5
Valparaíso or Concón: U$15
San Felipe: U$5
Around at 6:30 pm. A stop, if everybody agrees, is made at about 7:00 pm for a beer, juice or lunch (not included) in a 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.