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“VERY INTERESTING NATURE RESERVE”

Cascada de las Animas
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$120.00*
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Horseback Riding Tours
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was a very interesting location in the Maipu Valley, just beyond San Jose (and easily reachable by local bus). The guided walk to the Cascadas was very worthwhile, although in Spanish only. Good footwear and a head for heights (and drops) are definitely recommended!
The restaurant/bar is well worth trying.

Thank Mike_Sheffield2
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

This treasure is hidden about an hour out of Santiago and should be visited by all those who love to hike, raft, horse ride, zip line and or just relax in a pool, hot tub with view to the river and be pampered with massages, acupuncture and much more.

There are spots for camping or renting of lovely and fully equipped cabins and if you prefer a spot of luxury you can hire a dome on the river or a 'lodge room' which are build in the most environmentally friendly way.

This place is more than just a pretty place to visit. Its owners have taken it upon themselves to ensure that everything is done in unity with nature as well as help re establish native flora and fauna. The people who work their are friendly and helpful and make your stay a real pleasure.

Be sure to go there soon before they build the new dam which will endanger this entire area.

Thank MartyNZ73
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We had a very good experience. The guides were very professional and we had thorough info before going to the raft and once on the raft a good exercise on moves to perform while descending on the river. We even rescued 3 members of another raft that tipped over and it was handled fast with no major drama. The groups are assigned to a guide that speaks the language and our guide Yuri spoke very good English which was a plus. We were looking forward to having a scrumptious lunch at their restaurant but it had nothing to offer, poor service and lots of flies. Shame.

Thank CECYandJUERG
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was absolutley one of the big highlights of our family's trip to Chile! The horses were gentle and cooperative, even with novice riders. The views as we rode high into the Andes were breathtaking. The barbecue was delicious and one of the most memorable, authentic meals we had during our trip. A mule carried all the meats, vegetables, fruit, beer, wine, soda up the mountain, and our guides prepared a 5-star lunch for us, from getting the wood fire burning to grill the beef and sausage, cooking a pot of rice and corn, preparing fresh salads, brewing a delicious tea, etc. Our lead guide was Gordita, a lovely and intelligent woman so knowledgeable about horses and the mountains and people. The whole day -- the company of our guides and 9 other guests, the food, the views, the riding -- was delightful! Our family includes a 9 year-old, 14 year-old, 19 year-old, and 49 year-olds. This day trip was a thrill for all of us!
Many thanks to Gordita and her wonderful team of guides.

Thank Famn_damily
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We arrived to this beautiful place without any booking, there were plenty of expensive accommodation and finally we got the cheapest room, where we were told to get there by ourselves, carrying our luggage by a dirt road. this is a big place and it was difficult to find. Finally we got to the room, nice one but next to the workers one, so the noise started quite early in the morning.
All workers very serious and the owners who work at the restaurant completely unpleasant, treated us as we were little children disorganising their home. Food ok and overpriced.
The place is astonishing in nature and beauty, lots of activities to do like walks, rafting, horses, canopy and they are the most expensive ones in the area. There are many other places where you can hire this for cheaper prices. All of them quite professionals and committed.
Although the place is really nice the owners and their staff are far too serious and you get the idea that this is only a money making business without any concern for customers satisfaction.

1  Thank kinarasiglo21
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