Hiking Santiago Surroundings Day Tour

Our Hikes near Santiago surroundings offers you the opportunity to get out of the city and enjoy beautiful walks on National Parks and protected areas. We have selected 4 main hikes, than can be dome from September until late May.

HIKING LA CAMPANA NATIONAL PARK – SANTIAGO

Departure from your hotel in Santiago at 08:00 hrs and we’ll drive by the Pan-American high way towards north. On our way to the National Park (2h, 115km) we will have the possibility to see mount Aconcagua and in the more rural areas see how people still conserve old costumes typical of the Chilean farm lifestyle. This Park is one of the most unique and representative of the central region, was created in 1967 and occupies 8000 hectares (17,600 acres) surface.

Once in the park we start our hike from the “Palmas de Ocoa” area. The trail leads us through an old quartz mine road that takes us into a unique and exuberant microclimate influenced by the Pacific Ocean, full of endemic species like the Chilean palm, which is in danger of extinction and endless trees and bushes.

After 2h of hiking we reach “La Cascada” and have a nice and deserved picnic lunch.
From here we return to the entrance of the park (2h) and drive back to Santiago.

Duration: Full day tour, 10 hours in total, 5h of hiking, 9km.
Location: Central region, La Campana National Park
Departures: Monday to Saturday in private services at morning, all year round
Meals: Picnic lunch
Transportation: On 4X4 truck or Van depending on number of guests with pick up and drop off at your hotel
Guide: Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
Intensity: Moderate
Vertical gain: 200 mts (from 400m to 600m)
Includes: Entrance to National Park and bottle of water
Not included: Tips for guides

HIKING EL MORADO GLACIER – SANTIAGO

Departure from your hotel in Santiago at 08:00 hrs, towards El Cajon del Maipo area.
This valley is much known for the great amount of mountains that offers to climbers and hikers. We will be driving south of Santiago to enter this amazing outdoor playground. On the way we will pass small towns and farms gaining altitude and penetrating into the heart of the Central Andes. After 2.5h and 88 km we will reach the beginning of our trail.

From this point we start our hike. After 2-3hrs of gradual ascent we will be surrounded by huge breathtaking mountains: El Morado, Cerro Union and Cerro Arenas, until we reach our destination “Morado Glacier” Here we will have a nice picnic lunch and return through the same trail (2h).
Throughout the hike we will have the possibility to encounter wild life such as condors, eagles, mountain caracara, foxes an Andean flora.

Duration: Full day tour, 9 hours in total, 5h of hiking, 10km.
Location: Central region, Cajon Del Maipo Area
Departures: Summer and fall
Meals: Picnic lunch
Transportation: On 4X4 truck or Van depending on number of guests with pick up and drop off at your hotel
Guide: Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
Intensity: Moderate
Vertical gain: 600 mts (from 2000m to 2600m)
Includes: Entrance to National Park and bottle of water
Not included: Tips for guides

HIKING YERBA LOCAL SANCTUARY – SANTIAGO

Departure from your hotel in Santiago at 09:00 hrs following the road to the Natural Sanctuary of Yerba Loca (40 km). At the entrance of the park (Villa Paulina) we start our hike that takes us through the trail that leads to the end of the valley, after two and a half hours of easy hiking we will find a great place to have a picnic lunch with one of the best views of the Central Andes (Cerro Altar, Paloma glacier). After lunch we return to Villa Paulina (2h).
Throughout the hike we will have the possibility to encounter wild life such as condors, eagles, foxes an Andean flora.

Duration: Full day tour, 8 hours in total, 5h of hiking, 9km.
Location: Central region, Farellones Area
Departures: Year round (some snow in winter)
Meals: Picnic lunch
Transportation: On 4X4 truck or Van depending on number of guests with pick up and drop off at your hotel
Guide: Professional Spanish/English speaking guide
Intensity: Moderate
Vertical gain: 500 mts (from 1850m to 2350m)
Includes: Entrance to National Park and bottle of water
Not included: Tips for guides