Parque Nacional Alerce Andino, Puerto Montt

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Hike through South America's equivalent of a California redwoods park at Parque Nacional Alerce Andino. Though it contains many trails, rivers, and waterfalls, the highlight of the park remains the Fitzroya cypress forest, covering approximately 200 sq km (77 sq mi). Explore the many paths leading through the forest, over the rivers, and up the mountains, and admire the views of pristine nature. Keep an eye out for deer and monkey species that call this area their home. Plan your visit to Parque Nacional Alerce Andino and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Puerto Montt itinerary builder.
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  • A beautiful experience. They are a few kilometers of walking in a beautiful vegetation and arriving a few waterfalls that make entry to see larch. It is beautiful and glorious. It is worthwhile in any case. We went with my children of 8 and 10 years without problems on the walk.
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  • A wonderful place close to Puerto Montt, from the place we stayed (Coihuin) is 40 minutes away. Road has beautiful landscapes full of vegetation in the region. The park entrance is a road unpaved, but nothing complicated. We made a trip up to the jumps of the Río Chaica and ancient larch, are 8 km round-trip. To enter a pleasant guard parks welcomed us and gave us directions to the place, as long as we have (about three hours) it recommended that route. It is a path without major difficulties, very muddy and wet, but probably normal for the date when we visited it (June-July). It is a journey through a beautiful forest, as one progresses it becomes a little colder, so a good waterproof jacket is the best option, as well as shoes suitable for different types of road and willing to fill them with mud. At the end of the tour approached us a beautiful Fox, somewhat shy but willing to pose for some wonderful pictures. Recommended and unforgettable!
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  • Very nice Park, senderemos them they are beautiful and are perfectly equipped. We were in May we had rain and some hail in the park but only enriched our experience. We would!
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  • Nice park. We walked to the Alerce Milenario, a very old growth cedar 12ft in diameter and very tall. Nice trail with many Tapaculos calling. This was from the southern entrance. It has a small campground and rough but doable 5 mile road in.
  • awesome hike. must do. it'd be nice if they fixed the bridge to continue the hike though.
  • Great park with an amazing forest.
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  • Very nice place, very well maintained, large native trees, big snowy mountains, very friendly chucaos, excellent ride
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The most attractive of Puerto Montt's accommodations sit by the water, with new-build and nicely aged hotels offering extensive views and comfortable rooms. Move away from the water and prices tend to drop somewhat; budget hotels and guesthouses cluster in largely residential areas of the city, offering a nice enough place to put down your bags and go explore the region. If your focused on exploring the surrounding landscape, consider staying close to one of the main arterial roads for convenient regional travel options.
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