Fray Jorge National Park, La Serena

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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. Put Fray Jorge National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our La Serena trip itinerary builder.
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  • I was expecting to see more forest when I visited this site, however after hearing the story associated with it I was surprised that their was any forest left at all. I think you have to hear the stor...  more »
  • Very good ride, the designated path is very nice, there are no lose within the, if you take your time to go observing or photographing take you about one hr. There are people which makes it very fast and it takes a lot less, but if you travel so long (I went from the serena) is good to take your time. Road is regular, has some sectors very strong calamine, slopes are not the biggest problem, I was in a large front-wheel drive sedan and come without problems, the last stretch of the ascent once passed the entrance to the guardian parks this regular to bad (for car obviously) for vans has no more difficulty. The toilet facilities are very good, should bring drinking water because there there. Trekking pole is not required.
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  • We went to the park with the hope of reaching the sea. Even though it was not, it is amazing how it changes the landscape in a few meters. Beautiful, very well kept, with good facilities. Although it is not a short ride, it is a wonder that should go
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  • I saw the wildlife and it made me think of Chili which made me think of chili
  • rare ferns
  • Beautiful place with vegetation of Valdivian rainforest located in the IV Region of Coquimbo to 5 hrs drive from santiago by car, you internal towards the coastal mountain range in the kilometer approx 390 passing socos. It should be noted that we must wear warm clothes, since this cloud about 200 days a year and runs long wind
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  • No doubt impresses find a forest Valdivia in the middle of an ecosystem semi-desert. A relict forest, nurtured by the camanchaca, impresses. This microclimate, soil, forest Moss... Act as a sponge, capable of sustaining many other contiguous to this species. Nearby, streams, shelter a huge diversity of species both flora and fauna, with a high degree of endemism. It has a path for people with different abilities. Excellent facilities and infrastructure. It is very important to consider reviewing website, hours and days which is open in the respective seasons.
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  • The forested part is very tiny, for someone who is South (conce South) I do not think it worthwhile. For those who are more than the North may be more advisable
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