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Parque Oncol, Valdivia

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Head to Parque Oncol, a natural reserve in the Valdivian Coast Range, for unmatched views and lush wildlife trails. The 7.5 km (3 sq m) park is situated mostly on Cerro Oncol, the highest peak in the mountain range. Climb to the 715 m (2,345 ft) summit to admire miles of ocean, the Argentine border, and several large volcanoes. Explore the natural surroundings on one of the relatively easy hiking trails, or take a canopy zipline trip along the wildlife-filled rainforest. The park also offers restrooms, campsite facilities, and a coffee shop where you can relax with a hot drink. Parque Oncol is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Valdivia Edition.
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  • It is a magical place... that has a number of trails which you can roam... Safe place you can visit family, all signposted... also has a natural pool that invites you to swim... 100% recommended... because you have a place that you will love and not forget it...
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  • For those who love nature and outdoor living outdoors, this park is wonderful. Giant trees and beautiful views of the sea and the mountains. And if you like to jog, the stage perfect and pure air that exists away from the circuits of tourism atochados of public. I was in winter, with rain and really it is wonderful.
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  • very nice place, ideal to go out and walk and take a breath, a space to relax. Lack of maintenance on the trails and more laundry bins.
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  • Really beautiful sights, 360° panoramic view from the highest point. They have trekking paths, camping and canopy. There's also a mini lodge at the center of the park that offers food and drinks, though it's a little expensive.
  • A must, if you like nature and hiking. The most popular trail (Oncol) goes to the viewpoint from where you see the entire Valdivia city and much farther. They say in good days you can see 7 volcanoes. Trail is midium difficulty. Bring water.
  • Parque Oncol. Private reserve valdivian forest located 32 km from Valdivia (Part of the road is unpaved). Inside, there are areas for camping, picnics and canoping. There are 4 viewpoints, 2 of which are easily accessible by 4x4 car, while the others two on top are at 50-minute trek on Cerro Oncol from the road - intermediate difficulty - From the top you have a 360 degree view from which you can enjoy the Ocean, Cordillera, Central Valley, Part of Pilolcura and 11 volcanoes. among the most important:Osorno, Llaima, Tromador.
  • Nice place, close to valdivia. The main trail where the top is is not very demanding. If this clear will be 7 volcanoes. There is also a cafe where you can buy food and gifts to bring.
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  • Great place if you want to disconnect from the urban life. Nature in full. Excellent views and paths. Only lack a little more of signage, above all in order that they not become accustomed to walking through the forest, since sometimes you think that you won't ever reach the viewpoint you are looking for. It is recommended to go on a non rainy day, since visibility is reduced from the viewpoints.
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Where to stay in Valdivia

Valdivia boasts a range of accommodations befitting a regional capital. The hub of activity has traditionally centered around the Calle-Calle River, with many of the longer-established resorts and hotels located on the water or just a street or two back. That said, the inland areas of town also offer a diverse set of lodgings. Look around Plaza de los Rios for some of the city's trendier boutiques, along with a good number of simple and charming guesthouses.
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