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

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

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.                                                                                             

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: Incan Petroglyphs, Alpacas, and Wine Experience

3. Santiago: Incan Petroglyphs, Alpacas, and Wine Experience

After being collected from your Santiago accommodation, your tour will begin with a stop at Paidahuén Archaeological Park. Paidahuén is an isolated hill located along the northern bank of the Aconcagua River in the rural town of San Esteban. At the top of Paidahuén, you will be able to appreciate slabs of large rocks adorned with petroglyphs. Full of symbolism and mystery, these rock drawings are work of native populations dating from 450 to 1,000 years ago. From the top of the hill, you may ponder unanswered questions while taking the natural context into consideration. Specifically, the relationship between Paidahuén Hill and other peaks in the valley, the hill’s strategic positioning, and the prevalence of north-facing petroglyphs. Following this, you will visit the San Esteban Winery for a vineyard tour and tasting. San Esteban is a family-owned and operated producer of high quality wines and table grapes. The vineyard exports to more than 20 countries, and their grapes are planted along the banks of the Aconcagua River, along the surrounding hillsides. This geography creates a micro-climate ideally suited for wine and table-grape production, with a soil quality that rivals the best wine-growing regions in other parts of South America. After lunch at a rustic restaurant in the mountains, you will venture to the largest privately-owned alpaca farm in Chile. Here you will be able to indulge in nature and discover this beautiful animal up close. You will see the entire alpaca wool production process, and also enjoy a broad selection of exclusive creations and handmade alpaca wool items that portray the patrimony and spirit of the Andean culture.

From Santiago: Yerba Loca Private Hiking Tour

4. From Santiago: Yerba Loca Private Hiking Tour

On this trekking private tour, enjoy an adventure in the mountains in one of the most well-preserved parks in the Andes: Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary, nestled in a magnificent valley. Admire pine trees, blue rivers, and extraordinary wildlife, such as eagles and Chilean condors. Breathe in the clean mountain air and admire fantastic views, especially of Cerro La Paloma, which has snow on its peak year-round. Explore Villa Paulina base camp or go with your guide on a 2-hour valley hike. You can also cross a glacier-sourced river barefoot. Then, enjoy delicious, traditional Chilean food and drinks such as 'empanadas' (meat or cheese pastries) and 'mote con huesillo' (a sweet non-alcoholic drink with dried peaches). Join this tour for a beautiful day in nature!

Santiago: Private Sunset Hike with Snacks and Wine

5. Santiago: Private Sunset Hike with Snacks and Wine

Explore the native forests of Santiago on a short, exciting evening hike. Follow the trail within the sclerophyll forest until you reach the summit. Make use of headlamps and hiking poles to power your way through the adventure. Experience unobstructed views over Santiago and exchange glances with the Andes mountain range. Witness a beautiful sunset during the spring and the summer, or see the moon over the mountains along with the sparkling city lights in the fall and the winter. Enjoy a cheese and wine table once you reach the summit to accompany the view. Keep warm around a small campfire while you reflect on your experience and your surroundings.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Great experience. Awesome hike. We had a great time with Sean. He is very friendly and kind. We learned a lot about local life, the country and Santiago of course. We greatly appreciated the stop at the craft market to enjoy a typical meal. I recommend this excursion and if you have the chance to do it with Sean, you will not be disappointed.

Great tour, everything as described. We were lucky to be just the two of us with our guide Bruno, that was perfect! He could tell a lot about the region, was very funny and attentive. Overall a perfect day - thank you!

Excellent tour, punctual, all the details provided. Excellent guide Emanuel with his good vibes, always ready to answer questions and collaborate throughout the tour. Excellent also Carlos the driver.

Driver Manuel was bad underground and ran a knife between his teeth. Guides Alejandro y Melania were great and went out of their way to be happy with the two at any time!

We had a lot of fun with the guys from Andoandes - really funny and passionate nature lovers!