Half-Day Hiking In The Andes From Santiago

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Tour Details

Overview

Santiago is surrounded by hundreds of summits which allow outdoors sports activities year round. Take a challenging hike to one of the greatest summits close to the city.
Mount Alto del Naranjo of 6200 feet, will give you a new air to your day. You will see amazing views to the high peaks of the Central Andes, like Mount Plomo at 18,000 feet, and the huge Iver Glacier. On the other side, you'll face west and discover terrific views of Santiago City at 1000m below you.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Your day begins with an 8 am pickup from your Santiago hotel or another prearranged meeting point. Greet your guide and small group (a maximum of 12 people), board the vehicle, and travel around 40-minutes to the beginning of the hike.

After about an hour of walking, the path continues along the edge, offering views from both the east and west sides. Just after 11 am, you reach the summit. Take some time here to soak up the views of the Andes Range and Mount Plomo before beginning your descent.

Your tour concludes with a drop-off back at your hotel at around 1:40pm.

Inclusions for Half-Day Hiking In The Andes From Santiago

  • Private transportation
  • Guides: One guide for every four clients
  • Hiking poles
  • Snack (isotonic juice and granola bars)
  • VHF Radio and Satellite Phone
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Airport pickup and drop-off (at extra expense)

Exclusions for Half-Day Hiking In The Andes From Santiago

  • Personal clothing (check "Gear")
  • Small backpack (rent available)
  • Personal insurance
  • $30 USD fee for airport pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Not recommended for participants with back problems

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

Not recommended for pregnant women

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

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic 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

Warning: For some people, this is a difficult and intense hiking. Of course, this will feel different depending on your shape and if you are used to hiking.

In summer some parts of the path have loose gravel making the descend slippery. We provide hiking poles for a better balance and encourage to bring hiking shoes.

Please note: This activity could include hiking in irregular terrain, sudden changes of weather, and walking under strong sun, and is challenging for people who are not used to hiking. In the spring and summer, there is loose gravel on the path. Hiking poles for better balance will be provided.

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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4 reviews by the users

  • This is an experience!! The service was personalized with a friendly, knowledgeable guide. You get an amazing view, experience, and workout from this tour. Walking poles, snacks, and drinks are provided. I would recommend you come prepared with the appropriate clothes, shoes, a hat, and a backpack. Also, I would highly recommend sunscreen. It's to your discretion if you want to bring extra snacks and water too. I can see this hike being difficult to anyone who doesn't come prepared or is not in the mood for an extraneous workout.

  • This was an amazing hike. I was not prepared for the level of difficulty. This hike involves scrambling up a very steep and rocky trail to an elevation of about 3600 kilometers. I highly recommend using the hiking poles which are provided. Wear comfortable clothes and good hiking shoes.

  • This is a must tour. We loved it and it was our favourite tour we did during our stay in Santiago. We visited the ski resort of Valle Nevado and then did a small walk in the snow to a brilliant look out where we enjoyed a bottle of Chilean red, some cheese and crackers and a few nibbles. The view was AMAZING. Thank you to Nicholas who was our exceptional tour guide for the day. He looked after us and was very informative. We enjoyed the day immensely.

  • Pros: The views were breathtaking along the way and especially at the top. On one side, you can see the beautiful Andes and on the other side the entire city of Santiago. Also, our guide was great. He was very informative and professional. Snacks, water, and trekking poles were provided to us. Very personalized service. It was just me and my husband, which was great. We were picked up from our AirBnB right on time.
    Cons: I don't think the hike description captures how difficult this hike is. I would describe it as extraneous and somewhat dangerous. And I am saying this as someone who hikes on a very regular basis. The hike up is very steep. Again, it's beautiful views and worth it but just be prepared that you will exert a lot of effort to get to the top. But that's not even the real issue. The hike back down was a bit terrifying. The trail is essentially composed of dirt and loose rocks. So be prepared to slip a lot and potentially fall. I fell about 5 times, and that's with the aid of trekking poles. That part was kind of stressful and if the description had done a better job of describing the terrain I may have opted for something less challenging while on vacation. But, if you are seeking something quite challenging and not afraid of an adventure then this hike is definitely for you.

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