Pumalín Park
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Pristine Wilderness in Parque Pumalin
This remarkable conservation effort, started by millionaire Douglas Tompkins, was initiated to protect a large part of Chile's temperate rain forest in the southern portion of the country (Palena Province). Located south of Chiloe on the "continental" side in the island-studded channels, the park covers over 320,000 hectares of land. This beautiful wilderness is full of snowy mountains with glaciers on their peaks, thundering waterfalls, crystalline rivers, and forests with jungle-like density. It is untouched and virgin. Within the park, there are also projects for organic honey, pasturing animals, organic orchards, and handicrafts along with basic infrastructure for visitors. November to March are the best times of year to visit. Be prepared for ample rainfall. Photo: Matthew Monroth (https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewalmonroth)
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