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Fray Jorge National Park birding and wildlife watching

Parque Nacional Fray Jorge



The Fray Jorge  National Park is located in the Province of Limarí, in Ovalle. It has a surface of 9.959 hectares. It is characterized by the presence of a quaternary relict hydrophilic forest. This means that you will see a sample of how was the desert of Atacama, the most arid of the world, in the last glaciations that occurred 30.000 years ago, when the humid forest was reaching low latitudes. Fray Jorge is thus a testimony and a faithful replica of Chile's humid forests, that can only be found nowadays in the south of Chile. You will discover a piece of humid forest, typical of the south of Chile, straight in the middle of the desert.

Fray Jorge

Level Beginner


Duration 3 days / 2 nights
Time of Year Year round


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You will also have the possibility of watching species such as the biggest hummingbird in the world, the most southern fox in the world, and other species that are endemic to Chile.


Day 1:  In the morning, we will head to Fray Jorge National Park, where we will have lunch.  In the afternoon we will have a trek in the semi-arid bush, which is the habitat a great number of species.  Back to camp, we will have a lecture on this ecosystem.

Day 2:
In the morning we will go over most of the forest of Fray Jorge, discovering it fauna.  After lunch, we will be covering some other interesting places. Back to camp, we will have a lecture on  humid forests.

Fauna del parqueDay 3: Back to Santiago early in the morning.  We will visit the outlet of the Limari river, where we will have the possibility of watching the marine ecosystem of that zone. We will have the possibility of observing very interesting birds such as the White–necked Heron (Ardea cocoi) and the Olivaceus Cormorant (Phalacrocorax olivaceus) among others, and to discover the fauna of the National Park.  We will have lunch in Los Vilos, and arrive at Santiago in the afternoon.

  • Transportation.
  • Tent camping.
  • Specialized guides.
  • All meals.

This expedition doesn't require great physical preparation. There will be some walking, but only easy slopes. The weather is generally nice, with very comfortable maximal and minimal temperatures. We recommend you to wear light clothes for the days and a coat for the nights. We also recommend you to bring a raincoat, because of the dense coast fog that one can find in mountain climate.

Note: this trip will only take place with  a minimum of 3 participants.

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See also our  General Conditions

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