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LocalAventura Tour: Half-Day Andes Hiking Tour from Santiago

Half-Day Andes Hiking Tour from Santiago

Hike to a majestic waterfall in the Aguas de Ramón Natural Reserve, just outside Santiago!
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5 hrs

Santiago

1 ~ 6

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Description

Just outside the metropolis of Santiago, you’ll find a spectacular waterfall that demonstrates the incredible natural beauty that Chile has to offer. This half-day excursion is the perfect choice for an easier hike, conveniently located close to Santiago! We'll start early in the morning by picking you up at your accommodation in Santiago and driving to the entrance of the Parque Natural Aguas de Ramón (Aguas de Ramón Natural Reserve).

From there, we'll hike into the valley of San Ramón mountain—the highest peak overlooking Santiago City. Along the way, you'll see beautiful lanscapes, birds and vegetation. At the final stop, you'll gaze upon a 20-meter high waterfall, perfect for taking a moment to refresh yourself from the hike and enjoy a boxed lunch. This is the perfect half-day trip for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of the Andes Mountains with knowledgeable mountain guides and local friends.

Itinerary

  • Pick-up at your accommodation in Santiago with private car
  • Drive 30 minutes to the Aguas de Ramón Natural Reserve
  • Arrive at the entrance of the reserve, and start the hike (about 5 hours or 17 km in total)
  • The hike starts with a short uphill and then continues uphill, with no major change in elevation
  • After that, there is another short, but steep uphill just before the final section that is all flat terrain
  • Enjoy a tasty boxed lunch with a stunning view of the waterfall
  • Hike back and return to your private car
  • Drop-off back at your accommodation in Santiago

Eligibility criteria

  • This is a beginner level hike with about 5 hours of walking
  • Beginner hikers are welcome, but you must be in good physical condition

What's Included

  • Private roundtrip transportation from your accommodation in Santiago
  • Snacks and water
  • Boxed lunch
  • Trekking poles

Recommendations

  • Wear comfortable, athletic clothes and shoes
  • Bring a warm jacket, as the weather can fluctuate in the valley
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses

Tags

Good for Groups Highly Active Outdoorsy Types Day Trip

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Hernán and Felipe

We're two friends, both born and raised in Santiago. Since we were little, we've been exploring the land, whether we're rock climbing, skiing, or hiking, and we can't get enough of it! Santiago may seem like a city of big buildings and lots of cars, but for us, it’s a unique playground of mountains, valleys, and nature. Come explore it with us!

Hernán
Growing up in Chile, a country with immense natural beauty, my parents always taught me to appreciate and respect nature. Today, I hope to share those ideals with as many people as possible and show to the world how incredible my country truly is.  

Before becoming a guide, I would spend every summer camping. Every year I went somewhere different, exploring the most off-the-beaten-path, unique parts of the country, in search of the best mountains to hike, the biggest granite walls to climb, and the steepest snow slopes to ski down. No matter what sport I was doing, the best part was the pure happiness of being surrounding by nature. After years of these trips, I decided I wanted to a job that would not only allow me to explore nature even more, but also to protect and share the beauty of this land with travelers from around the world. Hosting eco-tours in and around Santiago has become the perfect way for me to do just that. 

Felipe
Born and raised in Santiago, I spent my childhood constantly playing sports and exploring the great outdoors. Growing up, I was always hiking or camping, anything to escape the crowd of the city. Being in the nature is my ultimate happiness, so I knew I needed a job that would let me spend all day outside. Being a guide was the best way for me to transfer all my passion and knowledge to as many people as possible. So I ventured to the best national parks across Chile from San Pedro de Atacama all the way to Torres del Paine National Park to work as a guide.

Living and working in these outstanding spots gave me the chance to grow as a guide while also improving my rock climbing skills. I’ve climbed big walls over 1,000 meters high across the country. My experience exploring the mountains of Chile inspired me to return back to Santiago to show off the incredible nature we have right here at home. On all of my tours, my main goal is to make sure my travelers have the ultimate adventure while still staying safe.

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