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  1. Chile
  2. Santiago Metropolitan Region
  3. Santiago
  4. Termas Valle de Colina

El Morado Glaciers and Hot Springs Full-Day Trek

Product ID: 18647
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Plunge into steaming thermal springs and admire spectacular views of snow-capped Andean peaks on a full-day small-group tour to El Cajon de Maipo from Santiago. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, explore the breathtaking beauty of the Andes mountains.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

At your accommodation in central neighbourhoods of Santiago (Vitacura, Las Condes, Providencia, Santiago Centro, and Ñuñoa).
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a day trip to El Morado Natural Monument or Valle de las Arenas
  • Go on a 5-hour guided hike in the Andes Mountains
  • Enjoy a boxed lunch with stunning views of the hanging glacier of El Morado
  • Sip a glass of wine and soak in the cliffside thermal pools of Baños Colinas
  • Capture stunning panoramas of El Cajón de Maipo with its jagged peaks and valleys
Full description
Depart from your Santiago hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin the journey into the splendid natural scenery of El Cajon de Maipo. 

Follow a twisting road chiseled into the mountain range, admiring rushing rivers, verdant vineyards and beautifully sculpted rock formations as you travel. Stop at of San Jose de Maipo, a traditional town declared the regional capital, to appreciate the quaint architecture and purchase snacks for the energetic hike. Climb back aboard the vehicle and continue to marvel at your scenic surroundings. Feel your excitement heighten as you approach either El Morado Natural Monument or Valle de las Arenas (dependent on weather conditions) to begin your exhilarating 5-hour hike. Follow your guide through a diverse spectrum of natural tableaus, encountering steep rocky inclines and lush meadows of blooming wild flowers as you walk; gaze at the jagged snow-capped spires of the Andes as you keep your eyes peeled for graceful condors gliding up above. Enjoy a well-deserved rest at the majestic El Morado glacier after a 2.5-hour ascent; admire the frozen witchery of the feature while eating a fulfilling box lunch consisting of a fresh sandwich, a cereal bar, fruit and refreshing juice. Marvel at the enchanting vision of El Morado’s glittering lagoon as you absorb the icy tranquillity of the enclave.

Next, return to the vehicle and indulge your aching muscles in the therapeutic waters of the Banos Colinas; inhale fragrant mountain air as you massage your muscles in the steaming hot waters of the natural springs. After a relaxing respite in the springs, return to your vehicle and sink into the comfortable seats for the journey back to Santiago.
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Wine and juice
  • Cheese and snacks
  • Boxed lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Water
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 14 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Minimum age is 13 years
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A minimum of 4 people is required for this tour to run
• It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring sunglasses and a camera
• Please bring a swimming suit and a towel
• This tour operates from October to May
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Product ID: 18647