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  • From Santiago: Maipo Canyon Volcano and Hot Spring Tour

    1. 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 a...

    This was an amazing tour, the guides were really helpful. just be careful some of thr springs are very hot

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

    2. 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.                                                                                             

    Cajon del Maipo is a great hike with beautiful scenery. Our guide, May, was informative and caring. We really enjoyed our day. The only small negative was, that at 12.5 hours, rather than the advertised 10 hours, it was a bit long.

  • 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...

  • 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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What people are saying about Santiago

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 38 reviews

Madness! This tour is indescribable and you should definitely do it! Our guides were Carlos and Gonzalo. There were exciting facts about everything and by the way Carlos is a good photographer. If you are afraid because Chile has been in the news lately, we should say that we didn’t notice anything and only met nice people. You can have breakfast and get sandwiches for lunch and go out for tapas after the tour. Even water bottles were there for everyone. The tour is also suitable for inexperienced hikers because it is all about enjoying the mountains. It was just wonderful

Cajon del Maipo is a great hike with beautiful scenery. Our guide, May, was informative and caring. We really enjoyed our day. The only small negative was, that at 12.5 hours, rather than the advertised 10 hours, it was a bit long.

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!

This was an amazing tour, the guides were really helpful. just be careful some of thr springs are very hot

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