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Cajon del Maipo 8km Hiking Day Tour in the Andes from Santiago

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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.
  • Cajon del Maipo tour from Santiago: La Engorda and Banos Colina
  • 3-hour trek gets you off the beaten tourist track 
  • Guides carry water, snacks, and lunch—leaving you free to walk with ease 
  • Trip to natural thermal springs relaxes you after the hike
  • Fun and engaging way to learn about Cajon del Maipo 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for easy transport
What to Expect
After pickup from your Santiago hotel, head toward Cajon del Maipo, optionally stopping for breakfast in a local town along the way.
Warm up with a 25-minute hike to a popular waterfall. Then, begin your 3-hour trek to a vista point in La Engorda Valley with panoramic views of San Jose Volcano and the Andes Mountains stretching far beyond.
Your guides never rush you and keep you entertained with information about the ecosystem as you hike. Your guides also carry backpacks with snacks and water so you don’t have to, and they make you a picnic lunch to eat while you admire views.
Tour concludes with a celebratory glass of Chilean wine and drop-off at your Santiago hotel.
Please note: This tour is of medium difficulty and intended for people in good physical condition between 8 and 70 years old. Those with asthma, heart problems, obesity, or a surgical operation in the past six months should not attempt the trek. Tour is only available year-round.
Recommended Equipment:
Trekking shoes
Warm clothes
Sun glasses
Long Pants
Day pack
Sun hat
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Coti and Pancho were our guides on this amazing day! It was incredible, everything I’d hoped for and more! It’s such a beautiful place and to have had the privilege to hike here was magical. It’s not an easy walk but manageable, please make sure...More

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AndoAndes E, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Sally! Im personally very happy to read you. Thats our spirit, to enjoy what we do and to share it with our visitors. Sally, anytime back in Chile come to hike with us! Hugs! Coti

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had a great time on this day trip from Santiago with Berni and Gonsalvo from Ando Andes. Tour was fun and well organized and Berni and Gonsalvo were very knowledgeable and made sure everyone was enjoying themselves! Stunning scenery and a chance to visit a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AndoAndes E, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Beth! We are so glad to hear about it. Our aim is always to develop great experiencies for our clients!! And no doubt Berni and Gonzalo are great guides! Best regards! Coti

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful trip all round. Francisco an Berne were excellent guides sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the environment. The pace was good and they accommodated everyone paying attention to their questions and needs. Moutains were beautiful and we were blessed with good weather. I left...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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AndoAndes E, Public Relations Manager at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for you review, for us the most important thing is always have a blast in our tours! our guides are always pleased to give information and answer ALL the questions! Francisco is a really good guide, he loves what he do and the passengers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good experience. Our tour guide Francisco went above and beyond to take care our needs and entertain us. Local breakfast place ' Huevos De Oro' was very cozy. Please note that the Cajon de maipo is 2 hour drive from city center...More

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AndoAndes E, Public Relations Manager at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Francisco is a excellent guide, he loves what he do! Huevos de Oro its perfect to have a surprise like that, the food and the place is just amazing! Thans for the review, for us to know that you had a really good time its...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Francisco and Manu! Nice hike, lots of snow, very cozy place for breakfast and lunch. Looking forward to do another trip with you guys!

Date of experience: July 2019
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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great Team Francisco and Manu! We hope to have you back soon!! Thanks a lot for your review Best! Coti

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4 August 2019|
Response from Eelvander | Reviewed this property |
I think we were back in Santiago in time for an early dinner. (We left before the sun came up tho). Go ahead and contact the hike organizers - they were incredibly helpful.
14 March 2019|
Response from beautifulexplorer | Reviewed this property |
Well the guides said if its winter it will be a different terrain. Snow will mostly cover it and they have to rescout the area to know which trail you can go to. I’m not sure of there will be snow already but if yes, it will... More
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24 February 2019|
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Response from annettehala | Reviewed this property |
I believe it’s about 12. The van I was in had room for 15 but they would need at least two guides to carry all the stuff.
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