San José de Maipo Outdoor sports

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Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

1. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

Discover Cajón del Maipo on an afternoon trip from Santiago escaping from the crowds and heat. Relax in the medicinal hot springs, see the stunning Veil of the Bride waterfall and enjoy a traditional Chilean barbecue while stargazing. Meet at one of several pickup points in Santiago and head into the Andes to see a majestic valley called Cajón del Maipo. Cross the old train line and the Maipo river to enter Cajón del Maipo. Drive past picturesque towns before stopping at the roaring Veil of the Bride waterfall, fed by the water from a nearby glacier.  Continue through the hills to several viewpoints and enjoy panoramic views of the volcano and mountains, before heading to the natural hot springs of Termas Valle de Colina. Relax in any of the 7 pools with temperatures ranging from 130ºF to 86ºF (55ºC to 30ºC), heated by the nearby volcano. When you're ready, Head back to the lounge in order to enjoy a Chilean barbecue. As you eat, drink wines from central and southern Chile, beers, juices, or hot beverages. Once you've finished eating, lay down at the lounges around the campfire while stargazing. Afterward, relax on the return journey to Santiago with drop-off at your hotel.

From Santiago: Maipo Canyon Volcano and Hot Spring Tour

2. From Santiago: Maipo Canyon Volcano and Hot Spring Tour

Depart Santiago and journey to the foothills of the Andes Mountains, where you will find the remote and peaceful Baños Colina. Depart at 07:00 for an estimated arrival time at San José de Maipo at 09:00. Admire the stunning beauty of the Maipo Canyon (Cajón del Maipo) along the way. Upon arrival at the volcano of San José de Maipo, take a 2-hour, 4-kilometer round-trip hike to a glorious viewpoint. Get breathtaking views of one of the most active volcanoes in the metropolitan region, and learn why the area is one of the world's most lively, geologically speaking. Stop for lunch and a glass of wine at 12:30 PM, and then continue to the hot springs of Baños Colina, located about 100 kilometers from Santiago at an altitude of 2,500 meters above sea level. Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes Mountains while sitting in a natural pool that can reach temperatures of 50°C. Return to Santiago at 3:30 PM for an arrival and drop off at approximately 7:00 PM.  

Santiago: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Winery Tasting

3. Santiago: Whitewater Rafting Adventure with Winery Tasting

Start the day with a visit to Concha y Toro Wine Vineyard in the picturesque town of Pirque. The founder was Don Melchor Concha y Toro who brought the first vines from the Bordeaux region in France to Chile that grew prosperously in the Maipo River basin. Walk around the gardens of the residence, discover the variety garden, visit their cellars, and taste a selection of three of their fine wines. Then, have some free time for lunch at a quaint restaurant in the Andean village of San Jose de Maipo. In the afternoon, enjoy a 50-minute continuous succession of whitewater rapids, the longest rafting experience on the Maipo River. Get ready for adventure with class 3 and 4 rapids, spectacular Andes Mountains scenery, and relentless heart-pumping whitewater.

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What people are saying about San José de Maipo

Superb tour. The guys were friendly, knowledgeable and clearly committed to their work. They were great with my son (aged 10), and the whole trip was better than we had hoped for. The food/drink was high quality and they knew when to not talk and just let us snooze in the back. Cannot recommend AndoAndes enough. If going to the hot springs, do note that the infrastructure is basic but that this has nothing to do with the guides! It’s an amazing experience and even though we got back to the hotel exhausted, it’s a day we will remember for a long time. You won’t regret booking this tour with these brilliant tour guides.

Yamin was a fantastic guide. There were a decent amount of stops so it never felt like we were in the van too long. The views were spectacular, and we had enough time to explore each stop. Make sure that you bring layers— during different parts of the day, I had on just a T-shirt, a hoodie and jacket, or just a light jacket.

It is a place that leaves you breathless and the whole subsequent tour that they make to the chocolate house is beautiful. And the driver guide Sebas was exceptional. Always attentive to our requirements and without rushing. My sister and I loved it

Excellent experience. Diego was a wonderful, helpful and friendly guide. Highly recommend this tour

Very punctual! Excellent relation between price and quality