Maipo Valley Glaciers - 2 day guided hiking tour with camping close to Santiago

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Valle

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Day 1: We will visit the spectacular mountain valley "Cajón del Maipo", we will go through this valley for almost 100 km to the end, very close to the border with Argentina. "Valle de las arenas" with a unique geography and enjoy a 10 km hike round trip and 600 meters of elevation to reach a lagoon and the viewpoint of an incredible hanging glacier. Day 2: After breakfast we will go to another mountain valley, called "Valle del Rio Colina". There we will make a walk following the river to the viewpoint of the glacier Nieves Negras.We will have a picnic in that place and then return by the same path to the starting point, where we will enjoy a bath in natural hot springs of up to 60 degrees Celsius, perfect to relax the muscles after two days of trekking. After that we will return to Santiago and after 2 hours approximately we will arrive at your place in Santiago.
Guided by a professional Ecotourism projects manager with Wilderness First Aid certification, technical courses and deep knowledge about the area, geology, plants, birds and much more! Mode of transport depends on the size of the group: From 0 to 3: a 4wd Ford Ranger or similar, from 4-6 a Hyundai H1 Van, From 7-10 Nissan NV 350, from 10-16 Mercedes Sprinter 515 Attractions visited: San José de Maipo - San Alfonso, Lo Valdés, Valle de las arenas, Morado glacier and lagoon, Valle del rio colina, Termas baños colinaMeals included: Day 1: Boxed lunch (sandwiches, cereal bars, fruits, chocolate), Cheese and wine, chilean barbecue with meats, vegetables, salads and more. Day 2: Breakfast, Boxed lunch  (sandwiches, cereal bars, fruits, chocolate) and appetizers. Day 1:We will be a small group to have a real connection with the place, learn from geography and other interesting information accompanied by experts in Ecotourism with technical mountain courses and wilderness first aid.There we will make a trekking through the "Valle de las arenas" with a unique geography and enjoy a 10 km hike round trip and 600 meters of elevation to reach a lagoon and the viewpoint of an incredible hanging glacier. On the way back we will arrive to our campsite in the middle of the valley, with magnificent views and enjoy a typical barbecue with meat, vegetables and salads and an interesting conversation with the group.Day 2: After breakfast we will go to another mountain valley, called "Valle del Rio Colina". There we will make a walk following the river to the viewpoint of the glacier Nieves Negras.We will have a picnic in that place and then return by the same path to the starting point, where we will enjoy a bath in natural hot springs of up to 60 degrees Celsius, perfect to relax the muscles after two days of trekking. After that we will return to Santiago and after 2 hours approximately we will arrive at your place in Santiago.Day 1:06:30 AM Pick up at your place in Santiago 08:00 We arrive to the breakfast place in San José de Maipo (optional and own expense) 10:00 We arrive at the trailhead in Valle de las arenas 10:30 Start hiking 13:30 Lunch at the lagoon with views to the hanging glacier 14:00 Start getting down to the parking area 16:00 Back in the parking area, stretching and free time to walk around the place of camping.18:30 Appetizers19:00 Dinner Day 2:08:00 AM Breakfast10:00 AM Arrive to the trailhead in Valle del rio colina 13:00 Picnic lunch at a viewpoint of the "Nieves negras" glacier 16:30 Back in the starting point to enjoy the Hotsprings 20:00 Arrive at your place in Santiago

What’s included

  • Overnight accommodation (2-persons mountain tents)
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner - Buffet dinner
  • Snacks and boxed lunch for the hiking.
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1: 06:30 AM Pick up at your place in Santiago  08:00 We arrive to the breakfast place in San José de Maipo (optional and own expense)  10:00 We arrive at the trailhead in Valle de las arenas  10:30 Start hiking  13:30 Lunch at the lagoon with views to the hanging glacier  14:00 Start getting down to the parking area  16:00 Back in the parking area, stretching and free time to walk around the place of camping. 18:30 Appetizers 19:00 Dinner 
Day 2: 08:00 AM Breakfast 10:00 AM Arrive to the trailhead in Valle del rio colina  13:00 Picnic lunch at a viewpoint of the "Nieves negras" glacier  16:30 Back in the starting point to enjoy the Hotsprings  20:00 Arrive at your place in Santiago
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