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Yerba Loca Sanctuary Hiking Tour - Half Day Trip from Santiago

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    What to Expect

    Inside the park, follow your expert guide on a relaxing 4-mile (6-km) hike that lasts up to three hours. Wander into meadows strewn with wild herbs, and inhale the fresh, calming scents of pine, eucalyptus and cypress trees dotting Villa Paulina valley. Admire the views that your guide points out such as the La Paloma Glacier, one of the largest ice formations in central Chile.

    Yerba Loca is home to more than 500 species of plant and animal life, some of which you might get to see. Look around for the grey fox or Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse dashing through small forests of poplar, elm and ash trees. Overhead, you might find eagles soaring between treetops, or the mighty Chilean condor gliding effortlessly thanks to a 10-foot (3-m) wingspan.

    After the hike, your guide takes you to a scenic location for a delightful gourmet picnic lunch, which typically includes freshly made local bread, red wine, seasonal fruit, cheeses, cookies and more.

    Refreshed, follow your guide out of the reserve and climb aboard your vehicle for transport back to your hotel.

    Stop At:

    • Parque Yerba Loca, Camino Farellones Curva 15, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Park Plaza Santiago, Av. Ricardo Lyon 207, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile

    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up from hotels located in: Bellavista, Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura.

    If you reside outside these areas, pick up will be coordinated at the Park Plaza Hotel, Ricardo Lyon 207, (corner with Nueva Providencia) Providencia.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    1 day
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
    • Picnic lunch
    • 2 bottles of water
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Please note: snow is only present in the mountains from May-September
    • Although water is provided, it is recommended you bring your own in addition to the water provided
    • It is recommended that you dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed March 26, 2019

    We had a great time hiking in the Yerba Loca area. Our guide, Gaston, was very knowledgeable. We are avid hikers and he adjusted the pace and the trajectory to suite our interests and abilities. The park is beautiful and you get good views of...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank 873StevenS
    COT13, Owner at Chile Off Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2019

    Thank you so much for the lovely review! Hope to take you on a future adventure when you visit us in Chile again! Warm regards, Suzanne.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019

    We just got back from a hiking tour in Yerba Lica with Claudia. It was fantastic. The views of the glacier were magnificent, and the sounds of nature were so relaxing. The visibility is so much better up in the mountains. Claudia led us on...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    COT13, Owner at Chile Off Track, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2019

    Hello SAE! Thank you so much for your review and your kind words! We are so happy you had a great Andes Hike with Claudia! She is our Mountain Expert within COT :-) Hope to see you on a next occasion. Warm regards, Suzanne.

    Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

    Claudia took us on a picturesque hike in the foothills of the Andes. It was a perfect day as we hiked the challenging terrain. The hike was stunning and felt like a scene out of the Sound of Music. After the hike, we enjoyed a...More

    Thank Bethyangelo
    COT13, Owner at Chile Off Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

    Hello Beth, We are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed our excursion to the Natural Park close to Santiago for our Andes Day Hike. Safe travels and happy to host you on a next opportunity!! Warm regards, Suzanne.

    Reviewed November 22, 2017

    This was by far the best part of our stay in Santiago. My wife and I love hiking and Yerba Loca Park is spectacular. I think we were there on literally the best day of the year: flowers in bloom, not a cloud in the...More

    Date of experience: November 2017
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    COT13, Owner at Chile Off Track, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

    Hello Jim, Yes you were definitely there in the best time of the year, in psring just before the beginning of our warm summer! We are so pleased to hear that our guide and the destination of the Andes Day Hike made it into the...More

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    • Chile Off Track Parque Yerba Loca
    • Duration: 1 day
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