The creation of the national parks dates back to the 1903 donation of 75 km 2 29 sq mi of land in the lake district in the andes foothills by francisco moreno. In total nearly 19 per cent of the country is protected much of this grouped into 36 national parks enclosing everything from snow capped volcanoes to vivid high altitude lakes ancient trees immense sculptures and crumbling glaciers.
Rapa nui national park.
Natural parks around chile. Chile takes the protection of its staggeringly varied natural wealth seriously. There are 41 national parks in chile covering a total area of 9 141 200 hectares. More commonly known as easter island rapa nui is the local name for the island that sits out in chile s pacific coastline.
1 of 13 nature parks in torres del paine national park we hiked on several nice trails in the park saw the glacier lakes and rivers also were lucky to see a lot of wildlife on our excursion including eagles guanaco deer hares condors. All of them can be visited by foot and some by horseback or bicycle. U ntil recently torres del paine national park claimed all the glory when it came to the most scenic place in chilean patagonia.
1 of 13 nature parks in torres del paine national park we hiked on several nice trails in the park saw the glacier lakes and rivers also were lucky to see a lot of wildlife on our excursion including eagles guanaco deer hares condors. But with the opening of chile s la ruta de los parques route of parks in late 2018 and the recent unveiling of its info packed website 16 other national parks can now jockey for the attention of the hordes of travelers seeking untapped beauty in this rugged. If thrilling sensations experiences and wonderous landscapes is what you seek come visit chile s national parks.
There are also more extreme activities like rafting kayaking canopy and more. The national parks in chile. The island is known for its ancient moai statues which were built by islanders of polynesian origin who settled on the island in around 300 ad.
This formed the nucleus of a larger protected area in patagonia around san carlos de bariloche in 1934 a law was passed creating the national parks system formalising the protected area as the nahuel huapi national park and. National parks guide in chile home clp us español english português 56 2 2720 8300 1 855 289 1300 900 808693 0 800 892 1278 54 11 5219 4102 contact us 0 tours. As the first direct flights from the uk launch our local writer picks 10 wilderness areas featuring.
Chile has a wealth of beautiful landscapes beyond the iconic regions of patagonia and atacama.