Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

4.9 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider: Andes Experience

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Barbecue Experience

Activity provider: Andes Experience

From US$ 200 per person

Explore the beautiful Cajón del Maipo valley on a guided tour. Dip into volcano hot springs, and enjoy a Chilean BBQ meal while stargazing around a campfire.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
There are two pickup points. One at Chipe Libre in Barrio Lastarria, and the other at Plaza Loreto Cousiño. Look for a brown Dodge Durango vehicle.


  • Relax in the unique and natural volcanic waters at the Colina Hot Springs
  • Lay down at lounges around the campfire while stargazing
  • Admire the spectacular views of the Cajón del Maipo valley
  • Enjoy a traditional 4-course Chilean barbecue meal
  • Try different wines with your dinner from the central and southern areas of Chile
Full description

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 at 3 PM 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.


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.


Head back to the lounge in order to enjoy a Chilean barbecue of finger foods, including empanadas, pebre, olives, fruit, nuts, grilled vegetables, sausages, choripanes, and beef. Enjoy as much food as you can eat, along with wines from central and southern Chile, beer, juice, or hot beverages. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.


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. We go back around 1 AM.

  • Hotel drop-off
  • All-you-can-eat Chilean BBQ meal (Vegetarian, vegan, or pescetarian options available)
  • Wine, beer, and juices
  • Hot springs admission fee
  • Personalized Guide
  • Campfire under the stars
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with respiratory issues
    • People with a cold
    • People with motion sickness

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Swimwear
    • Change of clothes
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • This tour takes place in the mountains, where sometimes the weather changes very fast. The tour takes place in all weather conditions
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 43 reviews

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    We absolutely loved this tour and cannot recommend it enough. It was our favorite tour of our time in Chile. From the great communication prior to the tour until the drop off at our hotel afterwards, this was a top notch team. First we stopped at a cute chocolate shop, then a waterfall before heading to the hot springs. Afterwards we made a sunset photo stop and then a wonderfully arranged BBQ with a beautiful setting. Although the tour was ten hours long, it went by quickly since we did so much but it never felt rushed either. We were blessed with a beautiful clear night for stargazing which was an added bonus. There is some bumpy terrain around the hot springs area which may be tough for someone with back issues.

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    March 21, 2023

    To date this has been my best travel experience. It had everything! The drive to the Andes was interesting, the waterfall was beautiful as was the off road experience getting there. Fully enjoyed the springs - something that was unforgettable and then the barbecue under the stars was amazing. The food and wine were plentiful and very good - the beef and the empanadas!! I loved this tour and highly recommend

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    March 21, 2023

    Wow, we were transported by private car which was a great way to get to know other travelers and the guide. The drive was beautiful and there were many opportunities to stop and take in the scenery. The thermal waters were so relaxing with the mountains as a backdrop. The Bbq was delicious with plenty of great Chilean wines to choose from. The stars, moon, and Mars were all visible once the sun set. It was a magical day and evening.

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    March 21, 2023

    Product ID: 387167