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LA CAMPANA DAY TRIP FROM SANTIAGO

US$ 230 / 1 day

What can I expect?

We will take the opportunity to warm up before the hike, while our tour guide relays information about the terrain of the 80km² park. Of the many paths there, we will take La Cascada (11 km approx.), where we will be able to see wildflowers and butterflies. We will stop at an awe-inspiring viewpoint to gaze out over the Chilean palmas; a tree native to Chile that can grow up to forty meters. In prehistoric times, they covered the entire length of the country, but today, are only found in a few places, such as this park. We’ll eat our box lunch with a view of the 30-meter high waterfall, surrounded by rocks, cacti, and quartz. When we get down, we’ll be able to view animals such as degus, foxes, pumas, chingues (a type of skunk), many different species of birds, and even reptiles.

Itinerary Summary

On this tour, we will explore La Campana National Park, founded in 1967 and located just 100km northwest of Santiago in the Valparaíso region of Chile. Along with the Lago Peñuelas National Reserve, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1984 for its importance to the environment, science, education, culture and leisure activities. The park´s name – meaning “the bell” – derives from La Campana mountain, scaled by Charles Darwin in 1834, so-called because of the shape of its peak.

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Itinerary Details

FULL DAY
SANTIAGO - LA CAMPANA NATIONAL PARK

Pickup is at 8 am and from there, we transport you directly to La Campana National Park. Located two hours outside of Santiago, it’s situated in the middle of the coastal mountains, in a unique and incredible micro-system that has been very important for the development of many species native to Chile’s central zone.

We will arrive at the park entrance and attend an introductory talk on the day’s activities, also touching upon how to go about our hike without interfering with the natural surroundings. We will have a short warm-up and then begin the hike. Our mission will be to reach the waterfall so that we can rest a while and look out over the Chilean palm forest. During the trek, there will be many things for us to observe, such as the Chilean palma (Juaeba chilensis) – one of the planet’s oldest palm trees. Endangered, it is a fundamental element of the park as this is a protected zone for the conservation and preservation of endangered species. If we’re lucky, we’ll also see countless types of birds such as turcas, house wrens, hen harriers, tit-tyrants, and long-tailed meadowlarks, as well the famous fox and different types of insects such as the Chilean rose tarantula and Acanthinodera beetles. As we walk, we will see how the ground becomes more and more clay-like and littered with fragments of quartz. When we arrive at the waterfall, we will stop to enjoy our food, rest a while and contemplate the beauty of this biosphere reserve.

We will arrive back at the park entrance around 5 pm, we will arrive back between 7 – 8 pm at the hotel.

Itinerary:

  • Pick-up Hotel in Santiago (8 am)
  • Visit la Campana National Park
  • Trekking on “La Cascada “Trail
  • Box Lunch at the waterfall
  • Drop-off at the Hotel (Between 7 – 8 pm)

PRIVATE TOUR
  • 1 passenger / US$420 Per Person
  • 2 passengers / US$230 Per Person
  • 3 passengers / US$170 Per Person
  • 4 passengers / US$140 Per Person
  • 5 passengers / US$130 Per Person
  • 6 passengers / US$120 Per Person
  • 7 passengers / US$110 Per Person

Price Includes

  • Transport (Private tours include airport transport if necessary)
  • Professional driver (Advanced License)
  • Bilingual tour guide – Spanish and English
  • Entry fees (National Park la Campana)
  • Box Lunch (sandwich, fruit, dried fruit, cereal bar)
  • Water
  • Hiking boots (ask about availability)

Important:

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If it rains or snows, you will take an alternative route that will be announced. Ask for groups bigger than 7 passengers.

Availability: All year

Extra Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart troubles or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems or other injuries
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • Our tour guide contacts all the participants the day before the tour with the necessary additional information about the weather and picks up details

Booking details:

  • Pricing Type: Private
  • Maximum travelers: 8 or 12 (According to the Transportation)
  • Operates: Daily, subject to availability
  • Languages offered on activity/tour: Spanish / English
  • Cut-off Time: 24 hours
  • Duration: 1 day

LA CAMPANA DAY TRIP FROM SANTIAGO

Duration: 1 day

Price: US$ 230 / person

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