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Small-Group El Morado Trek and Hot Springs Day Trip from Santiago

Highlights
  • Cajon del Maipo tour from Santiago: El Morado Glacier and Banos Colina
  • 5-hour trek gets you off the beaten tourist track 
  • Guides carry water, snacks, and lunch—leaving you free to walk with ease 
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Small-Group El Morado Trek and Hot Springs Day Trip from Santiago
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Small-Group El Morado Trek and Hot Springs Day Trip from Santiago
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Overview
The beauty of the Andes Mountains is best appreciated in the wilderness, and this Cajon del Maipo tour takes you there. A moderate 5-hour trek leads to the stunning El Morado glacier, followed by a relaxing dip in the natural thermal pools of Banos Colinas. Your guide provides essential gear like snowshoes and gaiters, as well as carries a picnic lunch, wine, cheese, and water to keep you fueled during a long and satisfying day in a natural Chilean landscape.
What to Expect
This Cajon del Maipo tour from Santiago begins with hotel pickup. Your driver expertly handles the curving road up through the mountains while you admire the passing scenery.
After a pitstop in the town of San Jose de Maipo to stretch your legs and optionally buy snacks, finish up the drive to El Morado Natural Monument of Valle de las Arenas (weather dependent). Upon arrival, follow your guide up the rocky slopes of the Andes Mountains en route to the El Morado Glacier. Your 2.5-hour ascent is rewarded with a stunning landscape and picnic lunch.
Return to the car and head to the Banos Colinas for a relaxing soak in the natural thermal pools before returning to Santiago.
Reviews (40)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Best Hike Ever!

Paulo and Tomas gave us an amazing experience! They picked us up directly from our Airbnb at 730AM. Paulo spoke excellent English and immediately started chatting us up and making us feel welcome. We drove up to the cute little village of San Jose de...More

1  Thank Hayakaru
Reviewed 2 December 2018
Great service and great guide

This trip GLACIERS AND HOT SPRINGS was great. It is definitely worth the money. Paula is a great and friendly guide. Thank you. Vilem

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 660williamw
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile
Beautiful views, wonderful people

My husband and I had a tour with Martin and we saw some of the most beautiful scenery we’ve seen while traveling. Martin was very accommodating and devoted to making us have as an enjoyable experience as possible! It’s expensive but worth it.

Thank brookea674
Reviewed 26 May 2018
Outstanding Day Trip! Highly recommended.

Our small group tour to El Morado and Hot Springs was a highlight of our visit to Santiago. Our tour guide, Tomas, was very organized and attentive. The hike offers stunning views of the mountains and glaciers. The visit to the hot springs afterward is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 153brentw
Reviewed 24 March 2018
Highly recommended tour for anyone that has a spare day in Santiago or surrounding area

We were picked up at our hotel at 7.30am, by the time we picked up other passengers and arrived at the trail it took 3 hours. The hike is at 2200m so you do feel the affects of increased heart rate. Our guide Fernando was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank BarbaraK4838
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