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Sanctuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca - Other Activity Santiago - Chile

Sanctuario de la Naturaleza Yerba Loca is a 39,000-hectare nature reserve about one hour from downtown Santiago. It’s run by Conaf (National Forestry Corporation) and has trekking paths that take in several glaciers including La Paloma and El Altar and a campsite with picnic and BBQ areas. More adventurous types can try their hand at mountaineering, ice climbing and horse-riding. If you’re really lucky you might catch sight of some condors and eagles.


Stick to the marked paths for safety and conservation reasons. There is an information office at the entrance to the reserve and the campsite is 4km further along a dirt road. Best time to go is in summer (December to March).


Camino a Farellones (Km 26, curva 15)
Around Santiago, Santiago, Chile

Other Activity

Getting There
There is no public transport directly to the Sanctuary. You can take a bus to the Farellones ski centre and get off at the entrance. A better option is to take a collectivo (shared) taxi from Plaza San Enrique (Lo Barnechea).

Price Description: Adults $4 USD, children $2 USD.

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:9.00 a.m.

Open Hours to:5.00 p.m.

Days Closed:Open all year.

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Chilean Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: (56-2) 328 0300

Here are other activities in and around Around Santiago that may be of interest: Guayacán, El Melocotón, Pirque, Reserva Nacional Río Clarillo, El Manzano, Baños Colina, Sanctuario de la Naturaleza El Arrayán, Monumento Natural El Morado and San Alfonso.

By Noleen Turner
I'm originally from Northern Ireland but have lived in Santiago de Chile for over two years. I work in marketing communications and as a writer and...
07 Jul 2009

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