Fray Jorge National Park, La Serena

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#4 of 6 in Nature in Coquimbo Region
Explore 10,000 hectares (24,710 acres) of biodiverse cloud forest at Fray Jorge National Park, featuring various species of trees and plant life exclusive to southern Chile. These endemic species number over 250, thriving in the dense fog that rises from sea and becomes trapped in the high mountainous terrain. Patient and diligent visitors might catch sight of some of the wildlife here, including foxes, partridges, falcons, quail, hummingbirds, and Chilean mockingbirds. Head to the information center with a Spanish-speaking friend (info written in Spanish only) to find out more about the plants and animals to look out for on your tour. With our online itinerary creator, La Serena attractions like Fray Jorge National Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • October 4, 2017
    A 100 km of serene approx. will find different types of landscapes in the same place is very beautiful and unexpected, take warm clothing, inside the park there is a micro-climate that will surprise you, brings something to eat because there is no where buy.
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  • October 3, 2017
    While the Park is beautiful, the possible visit area is a path that does not last more than 40 minutes and a picnic area, in a dry area and not much more. The trip to get is long 1.5 h approx. dirt road, often in poor condition. The viewpoint is beautiful, but can't be long.
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  • April 11, 2017
    In March taking advantage of a trip to Serena decided to once more visit this park, he visited him for at least 50 years, and I feel like every time is reduced more and more, it is clear that ever disappears, its importance lies in that it is a silent witness of the climate changes affecting our planet, this little redoubt that survives thanks to a micro-climate produced by the mist that every day invariably and that rises from the coast clashes in these trees condensing moisture to drop time and maintaining the damp ground, are trees and shrub of the Valdivian jungle, and tells us that one day this area of semi-desert as it is the fourth region was jungle. Returning from Serena by route 5 there is a signposted turn-off and must go toward the coast along a dirt track suitable for all vehicle. It is a must-see, worth it, take our children and show you what causes climate change.
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  • January 1, 2017
    Microclimate eco tourism. They close earlier than you'd expect, 5:30 I think. Nice picnic areas. Hot in summer. Go in spring to see the flowers
  • November 16, 2016
    great views, takes longer to get there than to do the hike.
  • April 29, 2013
    I saw the wildlife and it made me think of Chili which made me think of chili
  • December 1, 2014
    rare ferns
  • May 27, 2017
    We went today day Saturday 27 of may 2017, arrived at 14:00 and we have closed lock, fantastic! We did all the way to not see anything, if the irresponzables that they would have to adhere to the schedule do not, at least they could put up a sign at the beginning of the road.
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