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LocalAventura Tour: Hiking and Hot Springs Tour in Cajón del Maipo

Hiking and Hot Springs Tour in Cajón del Maipo

Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Cajón del Maipo with an expert local guide
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13 hrs

Cajón del Maipo

2 ~ 8

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Description

If you are coming to Chile in winter, Cajón del Maipo is an absolute must! It is a stunning gorge just a few hours from Santiago, complete with hot springs to bathe in. During this full-day adventure, you will walk through the snow and feel the cold, pure air of the mountain in your lungs. After your hike in snowshoes, a nice bath in the natural hot springs of Cajon del Maipo will be waiting for you. Rio Colina´s hot springs are located in a spectacular place completely surrounded by gorgeous, steep mountains.

After a nice hike with snowshoes through the valley, you will enjoy the magical water of the springs. Locals talk about the properties of this wáter -- full of minerals that will get your skin clean and soft! Of course, in true Chilean fashion, to end this amazing experience your local guide will open a bottle of good Chilean wine before heading back to the city.

Itinerary

  • Pick-up at your accommodation in Santiago in private car at 7am
  • Drive 2 hours to Cajón del Maipo
  • Once you arrive at the Colinas River Valley, you will put your snowshoes on and hike through the valley
  • Stop for a picnic lunch and a bottle of good Chilean wine on your way
  • Enjoy the natural hot springs and hike back down
  • Drive 2.5 hours back to Santiago
  • Drop-off back at your accommodation in Santiago around 8pm 

Eligibility criteria

  • This is a moderate-level hike; the conditions of the hike and the amount of snow will determine how long the hike is. 
  • Beginner hikers are welcome, but you must be in good physical condition

What's Included

  • Private roundtrip transportation from Santiago
  • Expert local guide
  • Picnic lunch with bottle of Chilean wine
  • Snacks and water

What's not included

  • Snow shoes; your guide will rent these for you if needed, and you will pay him in cash the day of the tour -- about 15,000 Chilean pesos per person
  • Trekking pole
  • Entrance ticket (6,000 Chilean Pesos per person) 

Recommendations

  • Wear winter clothes; ideally, wear ski pants.
  • Bring a warm jacket, as the weather can fluctuate in the valley.
  • Bring sunscreen and sunglasses.

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Reviews



Jeremy

Great time to visit the springs. Snow on the ground. Hiked 7 miles round trip on snowshoes. The hot springs were beyond description, one of the best experiences ever.

May 30th, 2017 Report ⚐



Drew

Great thanks!

June 4th, 2018 Report ⚐

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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