Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello, Malalcahuello

4.8
#2 of 7 in Wildlife in Araucania Region
Survey the volcanic charcoal landscapes of Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello, a desert panorama reminiscent of the Sahara but with more of an ash like, dark appearance stretching for 303 sq km (116 sq mi). The two hour trek shows the best facets of the national park, though longer trails are available. Take plenty of water along as the desert like conditions here make it very hot. 4X4s can be rented for those who would prefer not to traverse the uphill volcano ascent by foot. Use our Malalcahuello attractions planning website to arrange your visit to Reserva Nacional Malalcahuello and other attractions in Malalcahuello.
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  • The most beautiful of the area, is a beautiful place with trails to walk and a path car arriving at the foot of Lonquimay volcano and crater Christmas (where erupted volcano). You can see lava as it came out of the crater and flowed down the Valley. Traveling by car more ahead of the road there is a viewpoint where there are several volcanoes. The view is awesome!
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  • We were a clear day and the view from the viewpoint of the crater Christmas left us breathless. It is worthwhile even if arriving by car, because the parking is right on the lookout. In addition the Park has trails to the forests of the area. It is a ride that you can not miss.
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  • Excellent Trekking around 5-6 hours on a stretch of back and forth. The first path is demanding, but they are only a few meters. It's all very marked and the last part of the section is really nice, all the flora of the place, once above you can see the volcano Lonquimay, Llaima, and Sierra nevada.
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  • Rode a motorcycle up to Crater Navidad. Had to stop halfway because the road was too sandy. A family driving by picked us up and drove us to the mirador with views of the crater and lava flow. We thought we were visiting the moon.
  • Gorgeous country! Hot Springs, skiing, Mtn Biking, hiking, alpine lakes.....
  • The best track for beginners
  • Gorgeous!!! Amazing views
  • Wonderful

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