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Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago

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    What to Expect
    We are going to a unique area close to the city of Santiago, named Cajon del Maipo. This is the place where you can do adventure tourism activities and enjoy the nature and the majestic Andes Mountain range. We will leave Santiago towards San José de Maipo where if you want you can have a rich breakfast and drink a coffee in a traditional place and later start again the trip. We will visit the small characteristic town of San José de Maipo, thanks to our professional guides we can learn about the interesting history of this place and about the local culture. Later we are going to continue the trip on the side of the Maipo river, one of the most important rivers of the region, up till the point where we will drop off the van. From this point we are going to start the walk with snowshoes, during this walk we will have the possibility to enjoy breathtaking landscapes covered by snow and to refresh our body with pure air. After a walk of 4 to 6 kms (2 to 4 miles) we will arrive to La Engorda valley, where we will reach a lookout where we will have the best view of San José Volcano. This Volcano is considered active due to its last eruption in the60´s. While staring at this stunning Valley, we are going to share a delicious lunchbox and we will have a moment to take pictures and to relax thanks to the peace of the mountains. Later we are going to start our walk back to the van where where we will share a tasty glass of Chilean wine. In the late afternoon, evening we are going to arrive to Santiago with our bodies and our minds restored.

    During winter, if you booke Andes day Volcano it will take you to this tour, since its the same area, just the winter conditions are different.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels and hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Centro. If you are out of our pick up range just put in contact with us !
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Box lunch
    • Bilingual guide
    • Snowshoes and trekking poles
    • Complimentary Insurance
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • It is recommended that you bring sunscreen, trekking shoes, sun hat and jacket, warm clothing, camera and backpack
    • Seasonal tour operating June to September
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    This was a wonderful experience, led by a very enjoyable and knowledgeable tour guide, Nicco. The sights were incredible and the whole day from start to finish was picture perfect. The hike was good, challenging and rewarding. Very well managed tour. Highly recommended!
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    Response from Gonzalo B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Thanks for your recommendation!! Nico is a great guide! Have a good one! Coti
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    We cannot recommend Bernie and Ema enough when it comes to a trek to the Andes. While challenging, the trek was made easier with breathtaking views and regular stops for photos. The little breakfast break and post trek wine and cheese snack were also lovely experiences to
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    Response from Gonzalo B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Indeed it is the best way to enjoy the andes! We work daily to provide great experiences to our clients! Best Coti
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    Berni was a wonderful guide and a great photographer! She was full of helpful information about the region and Santiago itself. I would recommend her and this tour to anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Andes as a day trip from Santiago.
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    Response from AndoAndes E, Public Relations Manager at Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago
    Responded 8 Sep 2019
    Thank you very much for your opinion, Berni is a great guide, very attentive and knowledgeable of our territory. We are very happy that you enjoyed the excursion, it is part of our job that passengers leave happy and satisfied. Best regards!! Dani
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    It was exactly as described. The rock formations, the snow, the beautiful landscape, the view of the volcano, everything was just right. I would say the trekking on the snow requires a physical effort but it is not too hard. We had breaks with reasonably frequency and the
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    Response from Gonzalo B, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    We do our best to give the best experience in the Andes! We are happy to fullfil your expectations and more. Thanks a lot for your review! Best! Coti
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    Fantastic day spent with tour guides Berni, Victor and Nico!! Spent a few hours trekking through the terrain of Cajon del Maipo and experienced a very unique heavy snow shower, it was a great adventure for sure. The guides were very safety conscious and decided to cut the trek a
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    Response from AndoAndes E, Front Office Manager at Snowshoeing Hiking Adventure in Cajon del Maipo from Santiago
    Responded 10 Sep 2019
    What a fantastic adventure! Not everyone is lucky enough to witness and take a walk in the snow in the Andes mountain range. You were touched by excellent guides, who apart from knowing and having a lot of information about the place, know a lot about safety, clearly made the best decision, without letting them lose the opportunity to make the most of the wonders of the landscape. Again we appreciate your nice comments. Best Regards!! Dani
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