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Santuario el Cani

1 kilometros de Pucon Camino | IX Region de la Araucania, Pucon, Chile
569 9 837 3928
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Ranked #7 of 15 Attractions in Pucon
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: si es posible, incluyan este santuario de la naturaleza, es un lugar soñado, ideal para la gente...
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Type: National Parks, Outdoors
Owner description: si es posible, incluyan este santuario de la naturaleza, es un lugar soñado, ideal para la gente que gusta del montañismo

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The main trail in this private reserve is both long and steep, and features various flora found on different heights around Pucon. However, there was no one at the reserve's entrance, and the refugios are all abandoned, so one would do well to research before going (and print your own map)

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Santiago, Chile
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43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A very hidden access to start, followed by the steepest and dustiest hill we have faced during our week hikes in pucon takes us to this less beaten park of the area. The view on top is very pretty, the lakes are not as nice as huerquehue though. 

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I arrived in Pucon around 8:15 after an overnight bus from Santiago and checked into my hostel. Since it was too late to do the Volcano trek (6:30) and I had missed the earlier bus to Huerquehue National Park, this was an ideal alternative as there are very regular buses to and from the Santuario and I didn't want to... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

A friend of mine recommended me a hike in this nature reserve. Thanks to him, we have discovered a place with beautiful landscapes, less well known that Huerquehue National Park, but just as beautiful and much less crowded. I recommend this hike to all nature freaks and those who love the silence.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Steep and tough hike up but rewarded with the most stunning view you can imagine! Three outstanding volcanoes (Lanin, Villarrica and Llaima) are waiting for you, a lotof beautiful araucaries and small lagoons, nearby 360 degree of absolute fantastic, untouched nature. Try to be up there for sunrise or sunset. Easiest way to do so is to bring your tent,... More 

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Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

I did the hike to the Mirador at El Cañi last week in sunny weather and the view was fantastic. You get to see the volcanos of the region, beautiful auraucaria trees, the lagoons, many lizards and even gigantic spiders. But don't worry. I was told their bite is not dangerous. Similar to the sting of a wasp. Anyway, they... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

We hiked Cani today and loved it. We took a bus at 12 from Pucon. The first 2 hours are very steep, then there is 1 hour ok steep and last 30 minutes are quite steep again. However, it is the last point, the mirador, that is trully rewarding. You will get views of volcanoes, lakes, araucaria trees and mire.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I hiked to a lagoon past Sanctuario el Cani, so we went right through it. The view on the way up is stunning. The hike up is brutal. :-) It's 2 hours straight up. No joke. If you're game for a little exercise amid natural beauty, it's well worth it. Don't forget water and food. :-)

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York, England
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Cani is a park that requires a very lenghty and hard climb but what a reward! The only regret is that we did not bring a tent to stay one or 2 days there. Higly recommended

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Santiago, Chile
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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Unbelievable hike. It is straight up for an hour and a half, from the trailhead to the refugio. I've done it twice and never had trail traffic. The refugio is a great place to sleep for a night. It has a fire pit, wood planks for sleeping, a pot for water, and a hose with drinkable water running from the... More 

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