Fray Jorge National Park, La Serena

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#5 of 7 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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  • A beautiful experience in the heart of the fourth region. A climate, trails and vegetation only in the North of the country.
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  • Beautiful nature reserve trail could be better informed. Very nice vegetation a place that you should visit. Sometimes you should wait because there are a number limited visitors simultaneously. It can be expected in the picnic area. It is recommended to arrive before noon if you must wait and to visit three nearby communities
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  • Take the visit with my family it is much better when I went the last time (2014), there are more tables for camping, remodeled baths, the trails are now wood handrails, which makes it more inclusive and safer in case if you go with small children. According to the guardian Park, carried out these improvements in January this year. Very nice visit and in the camping area there is a teaching for the children, it is not very big but entertains small awhile. If you go in summer season, must wait 1 hour or more to enter the Park, the Park has a maximum capacity of 60 people and can not have much vehicle inside, therefore make you wait at the entrance of the Park until you get off people's Park, I recommend you go early to avoid that and they should be your trash removed from the Park. During the tour there are guides that help you explain regard to species that are found in this park. It is not allowed to bring pets. The route of the trail is approximately 1 hour.
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