Santuario de la Naturaleza el Arrayan

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Santuario de la Naturaleza el Arrayan

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Diego Parra Gonzalez
Santiago, Chile5 contributions
The Lost Green Area Of Santiago
Dec. 2017 • Friends
Santuario de la Naturaleza, is a place located in Lo Barnechea, a comuna that is not very famous. However this place is like a hidden place from the town. The zone is very quiet and you have activities to do here: Picnics, Trekking, Mountain Bike or go for a walk with your dog. The entrance price is for adults is $5,000 and for kids $4,000. Inside you will find beautiful landscapes, animals from the sector and the "Estero Arrayan" which is tract of a river.
I highly recommend it if you want to share with friends or your family or interact with the nature.
Written 21 November 2018
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LILY CAROLA G
Santiago, Chile35 contributions
nature !!
Jan. 2018 • Friends
Beautifull for walking , nature and maybe you can see the eagles flying free . take walking shoes . you will like it special to go with kids
Written 6 August 2018
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Stephen R
Santiago, Chile57 contributions
Great outdoor place!
Dec. 2017
Great place to disconnect from the craziness of the city. You can picnic up there, have great hikes and enjoy nature!
Written 4 January 2018
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Jorge V
1 contribution
Nice place
Mar. 2016 • Couples
Nice place, clean and a lot of nature. You have to go, a sanctuary of the nature. Please visit the abandoned castle, really interesting
Written 28 June 2016
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Weymar P
Santiago, Chile135 contributions
Not so good
Feb. 2016 • Friends
Well, I really don't like to say bad things about anything, and this one it's not completely bad (or maybe I expected too much). The thing is, for this kind of plans, there is other options, like "cerro San Cristobal", is closer and cheaper. Because this one is just a bbq with a little river crossing the park. There is too much people, and cars passing close to you driving up dust. One last thing, get in there cost 4.000 CLP.

Distance from Santiago 22 km (aprox)
Written 21 February 2016
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sam s
Santiago, Chile123 contributions
Relax outdoors
Aug. 2015 • Family
Santuario de la Naturaleza is a quiet place just under the Los Andes mountains, a place where you can access by car (don't need a jeep). You can bring your own food and make a picnic. There are many tables and even barbecue at some points. The place is mainly clean. The river is extremely clear and cold. There some games for kids and if you plan from beforehand, you can schedule for a nice Paint-ball experience at an old and abandoned palace. I found it very different experience. In my case we went together with another group as you need at least 10 people (might vary). It is not the best choice to go during winter time unless it was not raining the last few days.
Written 30 November 2015
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Rocio p
7 contributions
Beautiful Place
Jan. 2015 • Family
This place is a very quiet place, you can have a picnic, ride a bike, trekking, , to enjoy the nature.
it is ideal for enjoying with your familly and friends in the summer or spring.
Written 21 November 2015
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Geoff G
Clifton Hill, Australia107 contributions
Beautiful riverside hiking trails, popular local weekend picnic spot
Nov. 2015 • Couples
It's hard to believe you are so close to Santiago. This nature reserve has an abundance of trails hugging a few valleys in the pre-cordillera hills just to the east of the city. You access the park via el Camino del Cajon in the comuna of Lo Barnechea. It took us 45mins to get here from Manquehue metro as a reference. Several buses (C01, 409, 411) get you to Plaza San Enrique and from there look for the colectivos (shared taxis) lined up along one side of the plaza who can take you the remaining 15 mins uphill (grab their number so you can call them for a lift back!). You pay to get in (check their website for current pricing). The picnic areas at the bottom of the park hug a river that was kicking up some decent rapids in spring (though not wide enough to raft, kayak at a stretch though not sure if allowed). There is lots of shade, heaps of parking, heaps of BBQs (coal BYO, not gas), ample picnic tables and lots of Chileans to occupy them all on a Sunday. The hiking trails are not well marked unfortunately but to get started I recommend following your nose upriver through the picnic area (on the west side of the river) to get started and go from there. There is a big map at the park entrance we took a photo of but it was still difficult to work out where we were. We walked for about 90 mins roughly following the river deeper into the mountains before returning by retracing our steps. If you have time and are adventurous you could push further (we heard from a local the trail runs about 10kms and ends at a waterfall). About 20 mins into our walk we found a pool that was fed by natural sources (on private land, paid entry) which looked spectacular but wasn't open (suspect summer only) called Banos de Cal. Would go back just to go here. Note the park is popular with dirt motorbike riders (you may see them unloading just before the picnic areas), but once out on the hiking trails we didn't see/hear them at all so they must have their own routes. The picnic area also had playgrounds and toilets, and horse riding trips into the oars leave from here (I would suggest call ahead to arrange that). In spring many colourful flowers out. Highly recommended as an accessible hike from Santiago.
Written 8 November 2015
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Beach L
Ontario, Canada171 contributions
Great Spot to Hike and/or Relax
Dec. 2014 • Family
We have been to this park twice now to enjoy some casual 'hiking.' The proximity to the city is perfect as you could easily head out here for a half day if you have other things on your agenda for the rest of the day. There are great trails to follow, taking you along a nice valley. Both times we have crossed the river to walk back along the other side for a different view. This last time, a new group had moved in to the once abandoned Thermal Baths so there was a 1000 peso admission to pass through which wasn't really a big deal at all but kind of annoying since we had already paid admission to the park and were only walking the path and not interested in the thermal waters. To be honest, we weren't totally sure how legit of a business it was but there were plenty of people enjoying themselves that day. Regardless, there are plenty of routes that don't take you to that area so no need to worry!

The park also has a large number of BBQ pits so it's a nice spot to stay for lunch if you want to plan a lengthier stay and many locals set up all along the river for a nice day cooling off in the river. There is also the option to do horseback riding if you want and there is an abandoned estate house to explore for some fun. There are clean bathrooms at the main area which were great to have at the end of a long hike and potable water for refills.
Written 12 January 2015
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AbeBi
Santiago100 contributions
Nice Trekking, One Step from Santiago
Jul. 2014 • Couples
Nice outlook of the central mountain range of Santiago. To do some trekking, picnic, barbeque or just a walk.
Written 2 December 2014
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