This park is also known as “The Umbrellas” due to the thick forests of monkey puzzle trees living together with other old native species and representing its main attraction.
Large and generous, Conguillio National Park welcomes different kinds of tourists. There are those who come just to stay closer to nature and keep every sunrise and sunset as a valuable treasure, without making great efforts.
Whereas, others come to enjoy walking on attractive trails and take advantage of their free time to put on their backpacks and their best mountain trainers and go hiking. They let their own inner GPS flow to add up kilometers and spend the night in sleeping bags inside a tent.
We drove along the route between Temuco and Paso de Icalma. Firstly, we saw the Llaima Volcano and, afterwards, the national park. We became aware that both places were connected and their natural beauties intermingled with each other.
We got inside the park from Curacautin town and took a road within the park that led us to Captren Pond. It is a small area which includes a campsite and a trail from where visitors can have a closer view of the pond and even fish from the shore. This vantage point allowed us to see the Llaima Volcano. We took our first photos, since we could not help watching such a scene.
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Recommendations: Conguillio National Park Araucanía Region – Chile Distance from Temuco through Curacautin: 122 kilometers Distance from Temuco through Melipeuco: 135 kilometers Accessible from November to April (In winter snow accumulation may occur) CONAF is the administration’s office. An entrance ticket is required.
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