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The endangered alerce tree dominates this Lakes Region park. The alerce is...

The endangered alerce tree dominates this Lakes Region park. The alerce is in the same family as the California Redwood and some are said to be 4000 years old.

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Alerce Andino National Park from Puerto Varas
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Old growth forest to hike

The trees are so spectacular and not the variety we see in the US. The terrain here is marshy and it is not first world developed, but worthwhile and the drive to it is amazing as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 September 2014
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Miami, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2014

The trees are so spectacular and not the variety we see in the US. The terrain here is marshy and it is not first world developed, but worthwhile and the drive to it is amazing as well.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Compared to other NP in Patagonia the Alerce Andino not really is worth spending the time. The access road is very primitive, the trail poorly maintained, the attraction not really worth spending time with. The only advantage is that it can be easily visited by families with small Kids because it does not ask for a special physical effort.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We visited the Alerce Andino Park with my family (2 kids: 11 and 8) for the day early January. The park is one hours drive from Puerto Montt, most of it paved, with a short span of dirt road. We decided to do the hike to the waterfalls and the "alerce milenario", a 3000 year old tree. The hike took... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

Who knew they had sequoia trees in South America? Not really, but the Alerce is the second oldest living thing on earth (after the bristlecone pine) at over 3700 years and looks for all the world like the sequoia. This a great place to hike off all the excess food and beer consumed during your three week trip to Chile.... More 

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Perstejn, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2012

Nice and comfortable hike from the side of Chaika. The path is in good condition, and there is what to see and take pictures. Real rain forest - many birds, waterfalls and beautiful flowers. The end of November is the best time to visit it. We had accommodation in Puerto Varas and it took approx. 2 hours to be on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

If you are looking for a half day trip, amazing views, easy hikes, and the opportunity of being almost alone in the middle of a beautiful forest, this is your deal. Before going to the park you have to be very informed, since there are different ways to reach it and several trails. But in any case the result is... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

During our travels in Chile we arranged to take a trip into the Alerce Andino National Park, it was glorious. A very easy track that took us to the Alerce trees, in a region south east of Puerto Varas. Whilst we never saw any wildlife, we could hear the birds. Saw various types of insects - large, brightly coloured bumble... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2010

If you are looking for a hike where you won't see another soul, this is a nice park. Some really nice wateralls. We only did a short hike a bit past Saltos Rio Chaicas (about 4 km each way), but it was a great trail; easy hiking with a small bit of elevation. There are some huge Alerce trees to... More 

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