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Monumento Natural El Morado

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Address: Ruta G-25, Km. 93, Banos Morales, Cajon Del Maipo | Region Metropolitana, Chile
Phone Number: +56 9 8901 9775
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Trekking and Hot Springs Day Trip from Santiago
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Close to Santiago!

We wanted to get at least close to the Andes so we booked a day hike to Monumento El Morado. We were picked up at our hotel and driven through the beautiful Maipo valley. We made... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We wanted to get at least close to the Andes so we booked a day hike to Monumento El Morado. We were picked up at our hotel and driven through the beautiful Maipo valley. We made one stop at a market and our guide picked up our to go lunch (a delicious avocado and steak sandwich). The hike itself is... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Getting here is half the fun, thru the spectacular Maipo valley. As you get to Banos Morales, you leave the main road and take this dirt road that is very steep both on the way down and up the other side, and also in a very rough state, so caution is advised here. Park near the entrance of the park,... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

In order to get to the park it is recommended to go with your own vehicle since the buses only reach the town Baños Morales during the weekends on the high season. I went on April, so the bus took me up to San Gabriel, and from there I had to hitch-hike. Good think is, even though there aren't many... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Located among the "Cajon del Maipo" attractions, you will need to go trekking for about ~16 km to get there. The difficulty level is something between medium and hard. It is a nice experience since it is very rough environment. The trail begins in the "Baños Morales", a place where you can go bath in the natural waters. We rented... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

This place is worth your visit! We stayed in Santiago and left early for our drive to Cajon Del Maipo. Please note we drove in a KIA cerrato rental car which would be the worst car to go in, if you can get a 4x4 . You will get unpaved roads before getting to the entrance of this national park.... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

El Morado is a great day trip from Santiago and it provides endless exploring, hiking and views. The photos can never do justice to the beauty of this place. Recently work has begun on a hydro electric project which has changed the landscape of the initial entrance into the Natural Monument area. Once you move beyond it however, you quickly... More 

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3 Thank Beach L
Santiago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

If you love climbing, this will be your golden opportunity. There are several mountains in the Morado valley to do a big diversity of mountaineering activities. Enjoy it!. Its plenty of traveling information for this place in the web.

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2014

Few cities have the proximity to nature that Santiago does. Even fewer have national parks on this magnitude accessible via public transit. Well, semi-public transit. From Bellavista de la Flórida, follow the signs in the station that say "Intermodal" and find the #72 bus going to Baños Morales. It's with a company called Tur Maipo. Get there early. It leaves... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

You can easily reach the Monumento Natural El Morado from Santiago. It makes for a perfect day trip and you get rewarded with stunning views of the Andean landscape. If you go there in a private car, then a vehicle with high clearance is advisable. We took a bus to Baños Morales that leaves at 7:30am from the Metro station... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

If you want to really get a feel for the Andes and are staying in Santiago this is definately the place to go. It is a couple of hours outside Santiago (the last 45 minutes or so on an unmade but relatively smooth road). There is a bus on Saturday mornings in the Summer months which goes to Banos Morales... More 

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