Maipo Mountain Valley - Full-Day tour

      Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Maipo Mountain Valley - Full-Day tour
      Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

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      6 reviews

      Duration: 1 day
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      We are going to live an adventure in Cajón del Maipo, an incredible mountain valley southeast of Santiago.

      We will have different interesting stops along the way, in different towns and you will be able to appreciate unique geology and vast biodiversity.

      We will go to the end of the road, almost on the border with Argentina, in the middle of the Andes mountain range to start our trek to the glacier viewpoint.

      Option A) This trek has a distance of 10 km round trip, with a total elevation gain of 600 meters / 2000 ft.

      The trail is well-marked and has no technical steps. Until the end, we have 2.5 – 3 hours going up and 1.5 – 2 hours going down.

      The endpoint of the trek is at 3,200 meters, where we will arrive at the edge of the lagoon and at a spectacular viewpoint of the hanging glacier.

      Option B) Morales Lagoon: 10 km roundtrip and 500 mts of elevation gain (2 hrs up and 1.5 down)

      In any case, it is not necessary to reach the endpoint to appreciate the beauty of the landscape and enjoy a day of walking in the mountains. We will make this experience tailored to your group, their needs, and their energy during the day.

      We will choose one of the trails in the Maipo based on your needs. 

      There are multiple options for everyone, we are 100% flexible, and will customize everything, don't worry.

      Packing list

      - Small pack (20 lts approx)

      - Refillable water bottle of camelback

      - Hiking shoes or trail running shoes

      - Sunhat, sunglasses and sunscreen

      - Fleece / Windjacket

      What’s included

      • Private transportation
      • Professional guides
      • Snacks + Box lunch
      • Equipment
        Hiking poles

      What’s not included

      • Insurance

      Available Packages

      One person private trip

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      2 persons private trip

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      3-12 persons private trip

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      Description of the day
      100% Customizable

      1. Pick up Santiago

      We will pick you up at your place in Santiago to drive to the end of the Maipo Valley (2.5 hrs) and a little more than 90 km through a mountain road.

      2. The Hike

      We will start the hike at 2.000  msnm we will choose the best trail for your needs, there are multiple valleys where we can hike.

      3. Viewpoint for a picnic

      After 2-3 hours of hiking, we will get to a good picnic spot with the best views of the Andes, where we will enjoy a delicious picnic while we speak about the country, geology, flora & fauna and more.

      06:30 AM Pickup at your hotel

      12:30 PM Picnic at the viewpoint

      16:30: Back at the Hotel

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      6 reviews
      We provide authentic tailored travel experiences in Chile since 2018.


      Was an amazing trip!!! ... Joaquín is a great guide!!!
      By Rodrigo Z for Half-Day Horseback riding Santiago - Private tour on Feb 07, 2024
      Had a beautiful half day hike up Cerro Manquehue with Joaquin, who is really a delightful guy. The trail is not always easy to follow, so I was very glad we had a guide. We had gone up the back side of the mountain because the front is where most people hike in from, so we had very few other hikers on our path. We managed to see a herd of goats running across the path, which we were not expecting at all but it was so fun to see!
      By Emily M for Santiago half-day hiking tour on Nov 04, 2023
      We had an amazing time, Omar and Theresa were both lovely and attentive. The horses are well looked after and have a great stomping ground! We rode through the field where horses, mules and donkeys from multiple farms were out which was lovely. Good views from the foothills of the Andes too over the mountains and city. We finished off with a bottle of wine and lunch outside the stables and chatted for a long time. Would highly recommend, very personal experience, they made you feel like part of the family for the day, not “just tourists”. We also booked last minute (the day before) which is very good service to be able to accommodate us.
      By Celine N for Half-Day Horseback riding Santiago - Private tour on Oct 31, 2023
      We had a great time Joaquin was really helpful in securing a boat to visit the penguins and for another trip selecting a terrific hike in the foothills of the Andes Jo acquit is very personable and well prepared for all adventures
      By Susan H for Ecordua Payments on Jun 11, 2023
      Chile was a 12 hour layover for me and I knew I definitely didn’t want to spend it sitting in the airport! I googled things to do in Santiago and the one that sounded the most exciting was horseback riding in the Andes! I don’t speak Spanish and was concerned how I would communicate, how I would get to the location from the airport and most of all would I have enough time to do this once in a lifetime adventure during a layover?! I contacted Joaquin through email and asked all these questions and more. Not only did they arrange to pick me up and return me to the airport, but also sent an English speaking woman, Therese, to be my guide. What an incredible day…..great conversations, spectacular views, well trained horses, delicious Chilean snacks and meal ( complete with local wine)! Just a really wonderful experience. I highly recommend Joaquin and Therese for this amazing experience!
      By Judy karen G for Ecordua Payments on May 29, 2023
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