Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Parque Oncol

Parque Oncol is a 754 hectare preserve of native Chilean temperate rainforest, and is an excellent day trip to make from Valdivia. The park has an office on the Valdivia River, which runs tours daily, by boat or by van.

Inside the park there are several trails, one of which reaches several lookout towers that over an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean and Valdivia. The park is excellent for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The forest consists mainly of Canelo trees, a tree which was considered sacred by the Mapuche Indians.


For adventure seekers, the park has an extensive canopy tour, which is the best in the area, and offers a unique way to view the top of the forest.


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