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!
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.
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.
2 Days/1 Night
Start time: Your preferred start time
Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
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.)
Your hotel in Santiago
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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