- 12 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
Explore the heart of the Andes and discover, with a 8 kms hike (5 miles), a volcano of 5,800 meters of altitude (19,000 ft), just a 100 kms (62 miles) away from Santiago. A trip to the past, discovering the creation of the South American continent. Admiring stunning views of mountain rivers, glaciers and the amazing Andes mountains.
- Perfect for all ages and skill level
- Small-group tour
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- All entrance fees included
- Lunch included
- Bottled water
- Gourmet Sandwich & Snack
- Glass of wine
- Bilingual guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Pickups in private residence
Hotels and hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Center.
In case you are staying at a private apartment we will notify the closest hotel on our pickup route, to your location.
We just do pickups on hotels and hostels.
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Returns to original departure point
Wednesday and Saturday
We are going to a unique area close to the city of Santiago, named Cajon del Maipo. This is the place where you can do adventure tourism activities and enjoy the nature and the majestic Andes Mountain range. We will leave Santiago towards San José de Maipo where if you want, you can have a rich traditional breakfast for later, start again the trip. We will continue along the Canyon of the Maipo river, following it during the whole trip until we arrive to the area of “El Cabrerio”, where our trekking starts, in the heart of the Andes Mountain range. During our trekking, we are going to discover a volcano of 5.800 meters (19.060 ft) above sea level, located a 100 kms (62 miles) away from Santiago on a hike of 4 to 5 hours, roundtrip. A journey to the past of the creation of the south American continent in a peaceful area with breathtaking landscapes all over the incredible Andes Mountain range and its glaciers. During the trekking, our professional guides are going to give us information about Chile, our nature, environmental problems, flora and fauna of the area, so we can transform this incredible trekking in an unforgettable experience. We are going to hike to La Engorda Valley, where we are going to have the best panoramic view of San José Volcano and the Andes Mountains, here we will have a moment for relaxing, eating a delicious sandwich, taking some pictures and connecting with nature. We will start our walk back to the van where we are going to share a glass of chilean wine and start again our way back to Santiago, recharged by the energy of the mountains.
Difficulty: Medium. From 8 to 70 years old. It requires a good physical condition, for people without respiratory illnesses like asthma, heart problems, obesity or people who have undergone a surgical operation during the last six months. The maximum altitude is 2.500 meters above sea level. (8,200 feet) Altitude difference of 600 meters (1,960 feet). Previous experience is not required, comfortable clothes adapted for wind, snow, sun and good trekking shoes, are necessary.
*Tour subject to change due to climatic conditions like rain or snow.
Season: ALL YEAR. In Winter, if there is snow we will do the same trekking with snowshoes.
Trekking shoes or boots
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund with 48 hours of anticipation.
- Vegetarian option is available and other dietary requierements, please advise at time of booking if required
- Recommendations: sunscreen, trekking shoes, daypack, camera and warm jacket, sun hat.
- Passport number,full name, country and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants.
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Thanks to Fransisco, Brany abd Diago. It was a wonderful trek in maipo. Hike can be taken up by anyone.
Really enjoyed this hike ..it wasn’t that physically demanding..a very relaxing pace .topped off by great weather .excellent guiding by Costanas ?and Roderigus? ..The driver Phillips did a excellent job as well.The tour ending highlighted by a. Gravel pit Wine ,Cheese .snack was magnificent with a superb backdrop..Would recommend to others interested in this level of trekking
Had a great time on this tour, the scenery was stunning, and we saw two condors. The guides were well organised, knowledgeable and professional, and good company. If you stop for breakfast on the way, I recommend the empanadas!
This was a good trip. I went on a cloudy January day, which was good walking weather. I was a little worried about how strenuous a hike it would be, having not done much more adventurous than walks in the national parks in Britain. However, it was fine: about 45 minutes each way, and nothing more challenging than the hills back home. Do bring walking boots, sunscreen and a hat, and multiple layers of clothing. I've dropped one star as there was no waterfall visit.
I absolutely loved this trip for several reasons: The view was awesome, the crew was so helpful and knowledgeable, and you will meet other adventurous people on this trip. Our guides provided us with hiking supplies, food, and transportation and they pointed out many of the local landmarks on the way to San Jose. When I went up in early spring, there was still plenty of snow and we saw some of the local wildlife such as birds and lizards. We ended our journey with a nice taste of Chilean culinary favorites. This is a great way to see the natural beauty of Chile!
I booked this trip a while ago as I had a spare day in Santiago. Amazing scenery. We were a group of 10 hikers - 8 Spanish speaking and 2 English. Our guides, Gonzalo and Diego were excellent it was actually Diego's first day, making sure everyone had all the information they needed and also told us about the areas we went to including the geology and wildlife. We had stops on San Juan de Maipo and also at a waterfall before going on to the volcano. They did deserve a tip at the end but they hopped of the minibus before the hotel drops!
Our driver, Captain Frank was excellent too, felt very safe.
We were supplied with lunch and enough water for the hike with a celebratory glass of wine at the end. It was a great day to end my 2 weeks in Chile.
I would have given it 5 stars but I found communication with the company a bit lacking. I gave them the hotel address where I was staying 3 times and was still getting automated messages asking for the address. I eventually sorted out the pick up time through the Spanish speaking group leader from my previous tour, who very kindly phoned for me. I guess if you are fluent in Spanish no problem!
This tour was exactly what I wanted it to be! The tour guide was super informative and knew the answers to all the questions asked, regardless of topic - cultural, botanical, geological, political. He was very friendly and I felt like he really cared about the guests.
The hike was moderately difficulty. I would not recommend it for people with very bad knees, or for children under 8.
This was a great trip. The hike is over moderate to difficult terrain what was great for me. The guides were extremely knowlegeable and friendly.
My review is a little bit of a mixed bag. First the good stuff. Our guides were fantastic! I really couldn't have asked for better. They took great care of us and made sure we were safe and had fun. Lunch was very good. Tasty and filling. The mountain is beautiful. What disappointed me was that none of us were really prepared for the experience. Everyone on the tour thought we were going for a moderate hike on the ground, and we were all dressed for that. We actually drove up the mountain, past the snow line, and went on a rather challenging hike up the mountain in snow shoes. I will say that I enjoyed myself, and I think we were all rather proud of our unexpected accomplishment, but we would have been more comfortable with the weather and the difficulty of the hike if we knew ahead of time what we were going to be doing. Bottom line: Great people, great fun, just check to see what the activity actually entails.
I really enjoyed our snow hike! Our guide Andres arrived right on time to pick us up and was fantastic throughout the tour. The lunch was a lot more than I expected!!!
All equipment was supplied even gloves for those who forgot to bring a pair.
A great winter's day out into the Cajon del Maipo with absolutely stunning scenery enroute! We ended up snow-shoeing up the mountain with gear provided by the crew. A day well worth the fresh mountain air!
This was an amazng tour! Andre and his pals too great care of us. They made sure thatwe had fun and got some great pictures. The tour picks you up from your hotel, provides lunch and transporation back to the hotel. All the hikinb gear is provided to you as well. f you have a day to spare then definetly do this tour. You will be glad that you did.
Excelente excursión, paisajes hermosos, la caminata por la nieve con raquetas toda una nueva experiencia, luego el almuerzo en el valle nevado a pies del volcán, rodeado de montañas nevadas. Los guías muy atentos, cordiales, simpáticos y amenos. Simplemente excelente.
Although it was a long drive to reach our destination, the outing showed us some interesting sights and some amazing views of the Andes. The walk was short and the track was quite rocky.
This was not as advertised, and should not be attempted bu anyone with heart, or altitude issues!!!!
Great day. Our guide, Josefa, was fantastic. The views while driving are beautiful, and downright stunning once you reach the valley. The short hike to the waterfall was a nice warm-up. The provided boxed lunch was more than I expected. Overall, an excellent experience. one note: our driver admitted to us he'd been up all night working another job and had gotten no sleep. this didn't thrill me. I'd also just rather not have known.
This tour was amazing! Missed originally date because my clock didn't pick up on the time change so they were able to do the tour for me the next day. Excellent guide! Hike was long but worth it. If u don't like hiking this isn't for u but if u like hiking as I do then you will love it.