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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  • A relic of a forest surrounded by near-desert. Great views towards the valleys and to the ocean. Make sure you stop on the way at the small experimental park at Peral Ojo de Agua where the 2 Velázquez...  more »
  • It is quite bizarre to come across a small rainforest on the edge of semi arid desert! From the dry heat to instantly walking into clouded forest seems completely surreal. I think I liked it! Worth th...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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
  • great views, takes longer to get there than to do the hike.
  • I saw the wildlife and it made me think of Chili which made me think of chili
  • rare ferns
  • 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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