Day trip

From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo and Volcán San José Hike 8K

4.8 / 5

74 reviews

Activity provider: AndoAndes Excursiones
Day trip

From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo and Volcán San José Hike 8K

Activity provider: AndoAndes Excursiones
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From US$ 150 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the heart of the Andes and get stunning views of the waterfalls, rivers and glaciers. Go for a 8-kilometer hike in the Cajón del Maipo gorge and see a 5,800-meter high, active volcano just 100 kilometers from Santiago.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups at hotels and hostels are available, but not at airBNB or private apartments. The pickup area is: Las Condes, Vitacura, Providencia, Santiago Centro. If you are staying at a private residence or outside of the pickup area please contact the local supplier via whatsapp or email. Pickups for the tours start at 6:30 AM, and will be contacted the day before with the exact pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Hike in the wilderness on a guided walk of the Cajón del Maipo gorge
  • Marvel at the majesty of the Andes mountains
  • Get a breathtaking view of the active volcano of San José
Full description
Get back to nature and go for a hike in the Andes mountains. Learn why the region is one of the most active in the world for volcanoes and get up close to one just 100 kilometers from Santiago. Travel to the town of San Jose de Maipo and marvel at the beautiful waterfalls. Head to the refuge of El Cabrerio for the start of your hike in the Engorda Valley and get stunning views of the gorge of Cajón del Maipo and its rock formations. Encounter a breathtaking view of the Volcán San José on the Chile-Argentina border.                                                                                             
  • Appetizer
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Insurance
  • Boxed lunch
  • Water
  • Wine
  • Pick-up from private residences
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This hike is easy to intermediate and recommended for those between 8 and 65 years old
  • The tour is subject to change due to weather conditions (rain or snow)
  • Please wear proper sneakers or hiking shoes, and bring sunscreen, your sunglasses, a sun hat and a day pack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 74 reviews

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Great excursion, well planned and had great company. Learnt a lot about the region, about history, culture, geology and so much more. This isn’t just a hike, it’s a lesson and a life experience lead by a great company. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this trip, it’s something you will always remember!!

March 31, 2023

We had a fantastic time on the hike! We enjoyed absolutely stunning view of the volcano while at enjoying a walk at a good pace. They lunch they provide was great. And after the hike they took us for wine and snacks. Great end to the day. Our guide Rai was great, very knowledgeable and good energy. He looked after the whole group very well. 100% recommend, great break from the city.

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March 31, 2023

This was an EPIC and AWESOME excursion to one of the most beautiful locales around Santiago—so close, but seemingly a world away. We got incredibly lucky to experience the first snow of the season during our hike and it was absolutely magical. The location of the hike is high in the mountains and it was not entirely deserted, but not full of crowds the way some places around Santiago can be. The team at AndoAndes was exceptional and took us to some of the most spectacular places in the area. We saw many birds, evidence of foxes, and a hare. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this excursion.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 62362