Trek El Morado National Monument before relaxing in the Baños Colinas hot springs.
Admire stunning views of snow-capped Andean peaks as you relax in the steaming hot springs on this full day small group tour of Cajon de Maipo from Santiago. A trained guide will lead you on a moderate 5-hour hike through El Morado Natural Monument or Valle de las Arena. Marvel at the towering ice steeples of an immense glacier, and soothe your sore muscles in the warm waters of a thermal spring. The Cajon del Maipo Hot Springs & Glacier Trekking Tour includes round-trip transportation from Santiago.
In the early morning (7:30-8:00 am), your guide will pick you up from your hotel to travel to Cajon de Maipo from Santiago. You’ll follow a winding mountain road into the Andes, and marvel at the passing rivers, vineyards, and rock formations.
You will arrive at San Jose de Maipo, a small town where you’ll pause to admire the rustic architecture and buy snacks to munch on as you hike. Due to extreme weather conditions in the mountains, your route will chance depending on seasonal variables. You will stop near either El Morado Natural Monument or Valle de las Arenas to begin the exhilarating 5-hour hike.
You will hike through diverse landscapes that range from rocky inclines to lush wildflower meadows, all under the ubiquitous presence of the towering snow-capped Andes. Keep an eye out for Andean condors and other wildlife that live and thrive in the protected reserve. After a moderate 2.5 hour trek to the El Morado Glacier, you’ll pause for a boxed lunch amid this breathtaking panorama.
After lunch, you’ll return to the van where you’ll be driven onward to the mineral-rich Baños Colinas hot springs. Relax your muscles in the steaming water and enjoy the fresh mountain air before returning in the early evening to your hotel in Santiago.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.