Explore the heart of the Andes and discover, with a 4 kms hike, a volcano of 5,800 meters of altitude, just a 100 kms away from Santiago. A trip to the past, discovering the creation of the South American continent. Admiring stunning views of a waterfall, rivers and glaciers in the Andes mountains.
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 breakfast and drink a coffee in a traditional place 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. Some kilometers, before arriving, we will stop for a walk of 25 minutes to see a majestic waterfall. During our trekking, we are going to discover a volcano of 5.800 meters above sea level, located a 100 kms away from Santiago and a walk of 3 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 place, 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 Volcan San José and the Andes Mountain, 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. Altitude difference of 600 meters. Previous experience is not required, comfortable clothes adapt 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.