Desert in Bloom
El Desierto Florido is a climatic phenomenon that occurs in the Atacama Desert, mainly in the III Region of Atacama, Chile.
Is the emergence of a wide variety of flowers between the months of September and November, in years when rainfall is unusual about the normal range for the desert.
The rains make many seeds germinate in the early spring, accompanied by the proliferation of insects, birds and small lizard species. The event is primarily spread between Vallenar and Copiapo, both in coastal areas, inland and mountain range.
Due to the presence of large numbers of tourists, illegal trade of these species in the desert racing, environmental groups have denounced the progressive destruction of the Flowering Desert, because these activities limit the regeneration of existing species.
Against this it has established a series of prohibitions and controls, information campaigns to the population and especially the tourists, the damage and create awareness for a unique heritage in Chile.
Excursion 7, 8 and October 9 full quota Next excursion possible 30, and October 1
Program Day 1 Friday, October 7
18:00 hours departure from Santiago Serena Hostel in
02:00 hours (shared rooms)
Day 2 Saturday, October 8
07:00 am Breakfast
07:30 am Desierto Florido, Hob Plains, Llano de la Paciencia, Canto de Agua, near Copiapo
14:00 pm Lunch snack
15:00 Llanos de Challe National Park, Carrizal Bajo
18:00 Hours Camping on the coast in Llanos de Challe National Park
21:00 pm Dinner
22:00 pm fire on the beach
Day 3 Sunday 9
08:00 am breakfast
09:00 am Camp rises
10:00 am Florida Coastal Desert
14:00 to Santiago Santiago approximately 23:00 Hours
What to take
- Food, water
Plaza Italia at the Metro Baquedano
In front of the theatre of the Universidad de Chile
- Next date: Thursday, September 20, 2018
- Would you like to participate? Here you can book the next or any other tour.
- Next date
- September 20, 2018
- Meeting point
- Plaza Italia
- 4.45 p.m.
- Approx. 9.00 p.m.
- 2,5 days
- Transport, guide, and a coffee
- Additional costs
North of Chili