Cajon Del Maipo And San Jose Volcano Hiking Tour From Santiago

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Overview

This full-day tour will allow you to immerse yourself in the heart of the Andes mountains as you discover all the beauty around. Explore Cajon del Maipo and hike up to San Jose volcano (5,800 meters above sea level) to enjoy stunning views of a waterfall, rivers and glaciers. This is an unforgettable experience that includes transport, a professional guide and lunch.

Highlights

  • 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

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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 Jos 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 Jos 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.
Recommended Equipment
Trekking shoes
Windbreaker
Warm clothes
Sun glasses
Sun screen
Long Pants
Day pack
Sun hat

Inclusions for Cajon Del Maipo And San Jose Volcano Hiking Tour From Santiago

  • Bottled water
  • Gourmet Sandwich & Snack
  • Glass of wine
  • Bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Insurance

Exclusions for Cajon Del Maipo And San Jose Volcano Hiking Tour From Santiago

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Pickups in private residence

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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.

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

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.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • 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.

  • Very beautiful and enjoyable hike.

  • 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.

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