Best parks in Araucanía

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Best parks (12)
#1 - Huerquehue National Park
Araucanía, Chile
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Located in a rainforest full of araucarias, in the foothills of the Andes, the Huerquehue National Park is one of the oldest Protected Wild Areas in Chile and offers a spectacular landscape configured by the mountainous relief and valleys that enclose lakes and crystalline water lagoons. It has several hiking routes that allow an immersive experience surrounded by nature, impressive views (such as the Villarrica volcano), a myriad of rare animals and unique vegetation. In addition, it is possible to camp (taking into account that it is usually very popular and fill up quickly).Show more
#2 - Villarrica National Park
Araucanía, Chile
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Spanned by three enormous volcanoes, Villarrica National Park is a striking landscape. The park is located near Pucón in both the La Araucanía and Los Ríos regions of Chile. As with most Chilean national parks, the Andes dominate the skyline here. In the forested portions of the park live a myriad of wildlife including pumas, mountain monkeys, foxes, and more. Adventurous visitors may be interested in the volcanic caves. There is even a ski center for those visiting in the winter!Show more
#3 - Conguillío National Park
Araucanía, Chile
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Located in the Andes, east of Temuco, Conguillío National Park is an amazing landscape and an outdoor recreation paradise. The Sierra Nevada volcano and the Llaima volcano are attractions that stand out and help shape the particular landscape. The park has camping areas and numerous trails that can be done with guides or self-guided. In addition, in its water bodies (such as the Captrén Lagoon and the Conguillío Lake) several species of migratory birds make their stop, so it becomes a very interesting sight for those who like to observe birds. Something that you should not miss in the dense araucaria forest (the national tree species of Chile and that gives its name to the region) is to visit the Araucaria Madre, a tree that is more than 1800 years old. The best time to visit is usually spring or summer. However, during the winter, several ski resorts operate in the park.Show more
#4 - Nahuelbuta National Park
Araucanía, Chile
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Located in the La Araucanía Region of Chile's Coastal Mountain Range, Nahuelbuta National Park is a beautiful landscape for outdoor recreation. Some activities that can be done are hiking, trekking, camping, mountaineering and mountain biking. The park has miles of trails and many different types of rare trees, predominantly araucarias. Among its places of interest, the Anay hill and the Piedra del Águila hill stand out, the latter being a mass of rock with a natural viewpoint that allows you to observe the sea, the central valley and the Andean volcanoes. Visitors to the park may be lucky enough to see mountain lions, the pudu or Darwin's fox, which only inhabits the Nahuelbuta mountain range. It is also possible to observe species of birds such as churrín, chucao and black woodpecker.Show more
#5 - Tolhuaca National Park
Araucanía, Chile
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Located in the foothills of the Andes, Tolhuaca National Park is a beautiful natural oasis. The park protects miles of forested hills with unique vegetation and wildlife. Many visitors choose to walk to Laguna Verde, a tranquil pond located in the park, or marvel at waterfalls, such as Salto del Malleco and Salto de La Culebra. Other popular activities include sport fishing and swimming. The park is open all year round and has camping sites.Show more
#6 - Nalcas National Reserve
Araucanía, Chile
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The National Reserve is adjacent to the Malalcahuello National Reserve and therefore they are managed in an attached way. Its landscape is characterized by mountains, and in particular the Tolhuaca and Lonquimay volcanoes. It is crossed by the Biobío river and the Nalcas river, and there are also lagoons such as the Laguna Grande. A variety of animals live in the reserve, such as the wink, puma, pudú, fox, and many birds.Show more
#7 - Villarrica National Reserve
Araucanía, Chile
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The Villarrica National Reserve was established around an area of great volcanoes and mountains, the highest peak of which is 3776m in altitude. It is part of the Biosphere Reserve Temperate Rainforests of the Southern Andes. It has a variety of fauna and flora including the Bridges degu, the peregrine falcon, the matuasto lizard, Darwin's frog and the percatrucha. It is an ideal place for hiking, camping and skiing. Access fees detailed on the reservation website.Show more
#8 - Malalcahuello National Reserve
Araucanía, Chile
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The Malalcahuello National Reserve is made up of a mountainous relief of volcanoes and glaciers covered with forests marked by a variety of flora and where various animal species like the cougar, fox, woodpecker and many birds live. It is an ideal place for hiking (including climbing the volcano) and snow sports in the winter (skiing and snowshoeing). Access fees detailed on the park's website.Show more
#9 - Malleco National Reserve
Araucanía, Chile
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The Malleco National Reserve is located in the Pemehue Mountain Range, which is part of the Andes Mountain Range. Its landscape is characterized by mountains and also forests. At the eastern end of the park are the Termas de Pemehue, whose alkaline isothermal waters reach 37 ° C.Show more
#10 - Alto Biobío National Reserve
Araucanía, Chile
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The Alto Biobío National Reserve is located in the Andean Patagonian forest region and sub-region of the Cordillera de la Araucanía. It has a landscape of high Andean steppe, forest of araucarias and high Andean cypresses and Patagonian thickets. Among the animals that live in the reserve are the guanaco, guiña, puma, quique, pudú, culpeo and chilla. Acceso gratuitoShow more
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