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UNESCO Reserve and National Park 'Fray Jorge forest'

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Explore one of the most extreme forest in Chile and the world that survive resisting the desert pressures thanks to the oceanic fog and other geographies. Come to discover a relict ice age forest!!

Highlights

  • You will visit one of the most extreme forest in the world
  • Feel the dinamic atmosphere, air and flying substances of an ice age forest
  • See how the northernmost patagonian trees resist the advance of Atacama desert
  • Discover the several geographies that keep alive this miracle forest
  • You will see numerous lichens, mosses, ferns, shrubs, cactus and trees

Description

The coast of Limari Valley conserve one of the greatest miracles and natural mysteries on earth: the enigmatic Fray Jorge Forest. This surprising place with remnant flora species from ice age is the northernmost austral forest of Chile that lives thanks to Camanchaca oceanic fog and resist the advance and the pressures of the driest desert of the world: the Atacama. Declared as a National Park, Starlight site and UNESCO biosphere Reserve, it has numerous species of birds, plants and trees from different latitudes, times and climates, and a surprising human past of the oldest coastal culture of Chilean prehistory (Huentelauquen culture) who meet the first farmers and indigenous shepherds of the coast (Guanaqueros culture). Both groups testify the arrival of mysterious shamanic tribes from the Atlantic Amazonas side, the Molle´s and Diaguitas Cultures who came from Chaco Forest and Argentinean pampas. Hundreds of years later, pirates, black slaves and a mythical English sailor who survives a shipwreck on Coquimbo´s coast, is taken in by Franciscans due to their needs to have a servant, who would explore the region finding this hidden ancient forest and being converted for this miracle as a friar

Includes

The tour include transport in/out from traveller accomodation to Fray Jorge forest and return, bilingual and specialized guide, Conaf tickets (forest entrance), binoculars and magnifying glasses, lunch menu(starter, main course with acompannion, desert and drink.

Important Information

  • Its necessary for buying the park tickets the complete name, the date of birth, the passport number, and the country of origin.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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