A fantastic day trip out of Santiago! Our driver Pablo picked us up in a luxury VW van - which was ideal for the terrain - giving a very smooth ride. Our guide Peter gave us excellent insights as well. The El Morado valley is absolutely stunning. We had a beautiful sunny day and covered the hike up to the mineral springs that look out at the San Francisco Glacier in only 2.5 hours. The mineral water that bubbles out of the ground is effervescent and tastes exactly like sparkling mineral out of bottle. We then went another 45 minutes further up the valley to the Banos Colinas Hot Springs - which also were stunning. You soak in the aqua mineral-water thermal pools looking out at the gorgeous mountain scenery. The first pool we tried was a bit too hot, but the next one was perfect! One of the best tourist outings I have done!