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Lo Valdes Extended Hiking Adventure

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Key facts

Where: Santiago , Chile Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Highlights

  • El Morado National Monument is a hiker′s paradise
  • Enjoy breathtaking views from your room in Lo Valdes Mountain Center
  • Follow the trail to the stunning San Francisco Glacier

Overview

For all those who enjoy long walks, surrounded by a beautiful landscape, half an hour away from Santiago city, along Maipo Valley, you can find the entrance to the protected area of El Morado National Monument. Begin your hiking excursion on the soft slopes that intertwine with the trail of El Morado National Monument. Take in the breathtaking scenery as you make your way upwards to the buttoned up San Francisco Glacier and to the sparkling Lagoon El Morado.

Walk in the cold ‘Grey Stone Zone’ of San Jose volcano, to scrutinize myriad marine fossils, scattered ubiquitously across the valley. Contrasting to the gloominess of this zone are the illuminating mineral colors of the Andes. Pause for a sumptuous picnic lunch and capture unforgettable views of the snow-capped El Morado. At sunset you become a live spectator to an orchestra of hues unseen anywhere in the world!

Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago – Lo Valdes

Departing Santiago, we head towards the Andes Mountains. We drive along the picturesque Cajón del Maipo until we reach the small mountain town of Lo Valdés. From here, we begin our hike to the El Morado National Monument. Our trail rises gently to the San Francisco Glacier, where we witness incomparable views followed by a picnic lunch at the glacier. In the late afternoon, we return to Lo Valdés Mountain Center to enjoy dinner and lodging for the evening.

Day 2: Lo Valdes - Santiago

In the morning, set out on your hiking trip to explore ancient marine fossils from the early times. At noon, return to the lodge in time for a delicious lunch. After lunch you have some time at leisure to explore on your own. Early in the evening, start your return journey to Santiago.

You will be dropped back to your hotel in Santiago.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

2 Days/1 Night

Start time

Start time: Your preferred start time
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night

Meeting point

Your hotel in Santiago(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Santiago

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in a private vehicle
  • Bilingual mountain guide speaking English and Spanish
  • Entrance fee to the park
  • Picnic Lunch: 1 & 2 Day
  • Dinner: 1 Day
  • 1 night accommodation

Exclusions

  • Breakfast

Do/Dont's

It is worth bringing a torch with you. Carry your camera and a bottle of drinking water. Wear your hiking shoes and bring along sunscreen lotion. Don't pick up flowers or plants, because these are an essential part of the ecological system. If possible, walk along the paths to prevent damage to the vegetation. Take a first aid kit with you. Wear warm clothing, and snow clothing in winter.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • There is no electricity at the Lo Valdes Mountain Center, so it has its own generator which operates from when it starts to get dark until around 2300h (11:00 pm).
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Cancellation policy

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