Trekking – Darwin’s trail

Interesting tour of the original route that the English naturalist, Charles Darwin, followed in 1834 on the mountain “La Campana” – today a National Park (also declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO) – motivated to discover the base geology of the Andes and who marveled at the high biodiversity present along the route. We will wander through and learn about the local characteristic Sclerophyllous and Hygrophilous forest, and will also pass through the “posa bonita“(natural pool) visited by the naturalist. Also, and we will visit the Agua del Guanaco, a hidden slope where Darwin spent the night before his ascent to the summit.

Along this route we can see the vegetational transition from the Sclerophyllous forest to the High Andean Steppe of the summit with scrub, cactii and succulents and, if we are lucky, we might see some condors, several different species of lizards, tarantula spiders and foxes.

Darwin described this route 185 years ago and would shurely be encouraged to see it being rediscovered today.

Itinerary

  • 07:30 am – Departure from the  Hotel in Viña del Mar.
  • 17:30 pm –Transfer to Hotel end of our services.
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