#Santiago: Take Darwin's Route thru the Chilean Palm Forest

Let’s cross La Campana National Park hiking through the Chilean Palm Forest, and explore this land of great biodiversity, like Charles Darwin did in 1834. This experience offers the chance to contemplate and be enchanted by the rich flora indigenous to the Chilean mediterranean climate, set in the Coastal Mountain Range.

We will pick you up from your hotel and then head on over to the entrance of the park (an hour and a half journey) from where we will begin the hike. We will cross the entire park from north to south by a trail of about 8.7 miles (14km), crossing a hill path of 3,697 feet in altitude - with an elevation gain of 2,360ft, and descend to Olmué sector, where our driver will be waiting to take you back to the Chilean capital.

The excursion begins at the northern sector of La Campana National Park, which was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1985. From there we will head south towards Olmué. The first step of the route consists of three hours hiking up through a beautiful trail surrounded by perennial forest and Chilean Palms, with gorgeous views of La Campana Mountain on our right.

Following the trail, we will reach the Ocoa Hillpass, an excellent spot for lunch and rest while we enjoy the beautiful views that the place offers. Later, we will begin our descent towards the traditional town of Olmué, passing through a forest of Santiago Oak (Nothofagus obligua var. macrocarpa) which is one of the northernmost relict trees, among other high trees.

Join us on this wonderful experience which will leave you with a plethora of memories to take with you back home :-)

Highlights: Exciting experience with nature. Hike across La Campana National Park.
Duration: 10 hours
Meeting Point: Your hotel in Santiago
Country: Chile
Minimum # of People to Book: 2
Maximum Group Size: 8
List of Food and/or Drinks: Box lunch: one sandwich and a large salad; cereal bar; chocolate or cookies; tea or an isotonic drink; two fruits and water.
Price includes Food and/or Drinks:
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