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“Very well done trails and displays.”

Chiloe National Park
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Chiloé National Park Private Tour from Castro
Ranked #4 of 77 things to do in Isla Chiloe
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

They've done a really nice job with campgrounds, trails, overlooks, and displays at the Chiloe NP area at Cucao.

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Reviewed November 11, 2011

quite a drive, ferry, car, boat, but worth to see beautiful pinguins and diferent types of birds!

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Reviewed March 8, 2006

Chepu best place in Chiloe

I am currently travelling around the world and I have been staying for about three months on the Island of Chiloe, Chile, I would be glad to share with you the recent information I have in my possessions about places, activities and accommodation.

Apart from the most visited places in the North part of the Island, (Pinguinera of PUNIHUIL and National Park of Chiloe of CUCAO), I have been charmed by the small locality of CHEPU (230 inhabitants). This place is little known and visited by a small amount of tourists. It is surrounded by a great variety of landscapes made of beaches, rivers and wetlands, place of reproduction of a great species of birds.

To me, the major attraction of CHEPU is the VALLEY OF DEAD TREES. During the tsunami of 1960, a giant wave entered the rivers and left in the middle of the Laguna thousand of dead trees that are still present today. It offers a unique fantastic landscape.
WHERE TO GET INFORMATIONS IN CHEPU ? From 2006, a center of information , THE MIRADOR DE CHEPU, has been opened on the site. It is a private initiative of Fernando Claude y Amory Uslar who want to promote responsible tourism in the area and give the visitors information about fauna, flora, activities, lodging, Senderos de Chile...
The MIRADOR DE CHEPU offers a panoramic point of observation on the wetlands and the Dead Tree Valley, and a welcoming cafeteria.
In order to get closer to the Valley of Dead Trees, the Mirador rent KAYAKS (1500 pesos - 3 USD per hour). The equipment is brand new, and the site is perfectly secure (the river is very calm in the area).

Chepu is also the point of departure of two very nice TREKKING PATHS created by the SENDEROS DE CHILE (association created by the Chilean Government)
More information available on : http://www.senderodechile.cl/

DURATION : 6 hours at a slow pace
DIFFICULTY : low (December to March)
This path starts with the crossing of the Chepu River. Local boats are available from the local people at the Anguay Bridge (10000 Pesos). Once on the other side of the river, the path follows the beach and the coast. After 12 Kms (4 hours at a slow pace), one arrives in AHUENCO, in this place, it is possible to visit a wild Pinguinera (where one can observe Humboldt and Magellan’s penguins), which is accessible by feet when the tide is low. If one keeps on walking on the Tongoy Beach (6 Kms, 2 hours at a slow pace), one reaches the North entrance of the Chiloe National Park. From there, it is possible to visit a beautiful native forest. At this date, it is not possible to walk further or to access the South part of the National Park (Cucao). It is necessary to go back to Chepu.

DURATION : 6 hours at a slow pace (13 Kms)
DIFFICULTY : medium (December to March)
The path starts at the Aulin beach, located at 5 Kms of the Anguay bridge of Chepu. From there, the trail passes trough dunes and the beach. A the end of the beach, the path enters the native forest (wide variety of fauna and flora) during 7 Kms. At the end of the forest, one arrives in Ahuenco, a perfect place to swim and camp. From there, at 12 kms is located the Pinguinera of Punihuil.

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Thanks again and I truly recommend this place

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