In this day trip from Santiago, you can trek a glacier in the Andes Mountains and relax afterward in the welcoming waters of the Baños Colinas hot springs.
(Minimum of 2 people)
|Number of Travelers||Price Per Person|
|1 - 2||USD $130.00|
|5 or more||USD $110.00|
Discover the natural wonder of Andes mountains in this spectacular hike to El Morado Glacier and rejuvenating dip in the Baños Colina hot springs — just hours from Santiago. Just like with our Trek to El Morado Glacier, you’ll make your ascent up stunning mountain ridges for views that just keep getting better. And upon reaching the summit (10,000 feet/3,000 meters), you’ll be rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of snow-capped mountain Andean peaks and the El Morado Glacier.
On this Glacier trekking + hot springs experience, you’ll have the added opportunity to soothe your well-worked muscles in the rejuvenating and mineral-rich Baños Colina thermal springs — tucked away in a solitary and spectacular gorge.
Duration: 08:30 am – 21:00 pm
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Santiago
Difficulty Level: High (rocky terrain, 3-hour ascent to summit, high-altitude)
Your trekking and hot springs day trip will begin at 8:00-8:30 am with hotel pick-up and 1-hour transfer from Santiago to Maipo Canyon. In the small town of San Jose, you’ll enjoy a typical Chilean breakfast and buy any extra snacks or water in town.
From San Jose, you’ll continue onward another hour to the trailhead. From the trailhead, you’ll ascend 3 hours along difficult, rocky terrain with outstanding panoramas of the mountains. The climb is difficult, but the view is well worth the effort! Your trek to El Morado Glacier will take approximately 3 hours.
Upon arrival at the summit, you’ll have an outstanding view of El Morado Glacier stretched out in front of you. Here, you’ll have time to relax and enjoy complementary snacks before beginning your descent. The hike back down to the trailhead should take another 2 hours.
After arriving back at the van, you’ll drive to the Baños Colina thermal springs. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to change into swim wear in private (though primitive) facilities. As you sink into the springs, enjoy the therapeutic properties of the mineral-rich water and marvel at the Andean landscape all around you.
After enjoying the springs, you’ll continue back to Santiago (approximately 2 hours) and get dropped off at your lodging.
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.