Cascada de las Animas

Outdoors in San Alfonso & Cascada de las Animas

Organized activities are the only way to visit this private nature reserve, which takes its name from a stunning waterfall reached by the shortest walk offered (CH$7000); there are also guided half-day hikes into the hills (CH$12,000) and rafting trips (CH$18,000). Horseback riding is the real specialty, however – indeed, the reserve is also a working ranch.

Weather permitting, it offers two-hour rides (CH$25,000) and all-day trips (CH$50,000 including asado – barbecue – lunch). Book in advance.