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

Highlights
  • 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 
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Cajon del Maipo 8km Hiking Day Tour in the Andes from Santiago
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Cajon del Maipo 8km Hiking Day Tour in the Andes from Santiago
From $110.00
Overview
This guided tour of Cajon del Maipo takes you to a popular waterfall, a natural thermal pool at Banos Colina, and a vista point at La Engorda Valley. A moderate 3-hour trek is made easier by guides who carry enough water and lunch for everyone, as well as tell you about the local environment as you walk.
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.
Reviews (84)
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Reviewed yesterday
Excellent and challenging day hiking in the Andes

We had a wonderful day hiking in the Andes with attentive, interesting, professional, and kind tour leaders; Joachim and Diego. The winds were wicked and we were hiking directly into them, but we kept up a cheerful pace. We were the slowest ones, however, apparently...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank APMontreal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Really nice activity, great guides.

The activity was easy to book even though we booked at the last minute. Bernardita, our guide was really helpful and gave us lots of tips for the remainder of our trip. Appetizers and wine after the activity was really appreciated.

Thank Jean-Philippe O
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Jean- Phillipe! Thanks a lot for yuor review. Yes we want to make it easy, soimple and good with great guides, always!! Best! Coti

Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent Andes Experience

This was definitely the highlight of my two days in Chile! The scenery was incredible, the guides were professional, and the hike was easy and enjoyable. I highly recommend this day trip to anyone wanting to get a little taste of a beautiful part of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Wes B
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Wes!!! Thanks a lot for your review! we are happy to hear we were a highlight for your visit to Chile, Thats our spirit! Best regards! Coti

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Magnificent day trip

An excellent one day tour with very knowledgeable and informative guides. We had Courtney and Francesco as our tour leaders who made the day a very personal experience even in a group of 12. Great views and an energetic walk with magnificent views of the...More

Thank 16mickb
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thats how it is the mountain life! Thanks a lot for your review. We work in groups of maximum 14 people and we love to give time to each one of our tourists Thanks a lot for your review! Best Coti

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing hike!

This hike is one of the best i’ve done so far! Both guides, Gonzalo and his partner are quite the team. They’re entertaining and fun. Although the hike is not that moderate, especially if you’re not in a good shape or a little advanced in...More

Thank beautifulexplorer
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a lot for your review!! We are sovproud about our guides! Goat cheese is something tipical and good, from the MAipo valley. Sometimes hikes could demand an extra effort but as you said, worth every step, that the idea, we want to share the...More

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Jet262936
March 14, 2019|
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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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Ping Y
February 24, 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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Teri B
October 28, 2018|
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Response from Dotzujin | Reviewed this property |
Highly doubt it. While the tour starts very early to avoid traffic in the morning, It can't really be avoided on the way back. Hence my tour ended later than stated.
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