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LA CAMPANA DAY TRIP FROM SANTIAGO

US$ 230 / 1 day

Summary

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.

Overview

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.


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).


2020 – 2021  SEASON RATES

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.

Why is this trip sustainable?
  • The food provided is locally prepared with regional products. 
  • You will travel plastic-free throughout your trip! We use reusable or glass bottles, as well as recyclable containers.
  • Our top recommended hotels include sustainability policies as part of their mission and operations.
  • We work in collaboration with local suppliers and communities in each location.
  • We keep our tour groups small, both to improve the experience for you and to reduce the impact on the places we visit.
  • We respect and value the lifestyles, beliefs, and traditions of the local communities we visit.

Our Health and Safety Promise

As the world continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers, while eager to once again get out and explore the world, also want to be careful and only travel where and when it’s safe to do so. Just as you take your health and safety seriously, as well as the health and safety of the destinations and communities we visit, so do we. That’s why, in compliance with national and international health and safety regulations and recommendations, we’ve optimized our operations and tour itineraries to provide you with the safest itinerary possible.

This tour was specifically designed with social distancing in mind, avoiding overly crowded places without sacrificing the experience of discovering the destination. We only partner with hotels and tour operators that are similarly committed to putting their clients’ health first, frequently using cleaning and sanitizing services, and only offering tours and excursions when it’s fully safe to do so. All this and more are just some of the ways we’re innovating travel itineraries for a healthier, safer future. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding the health and safety procedures of this and other EcoChile tours, please let us know so we can answer your question or accommodate your request. Your safety is our top priority.

LA CAMPANA DAY TRIP FROM SANTIAGO

Duration: 1 day

Price: US$ 230 / person

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