Day trip

San Francisco Glacier & El Morado Natural Monument

Activity provider: AndoAndes Excursiones

San Francisco Glacier & El Morado Natural Monument

Activity provider: AndoAndes Excursiones

From US$ 150 per person

Visit El Morado National Park on foot and enjoy the San Francisco Glacier and Morales Glacier pond and spectacular views.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups at hotels and hostels are available, but not at airBNB or private apartments. The pickup area is: Las Condes, Vitacura, Providencia, Santiago Centro. If you are staying at a private residence or outside of the pickup area please contact the local supplier via whatsapp or email. Pickups for the tours start at 6:30 AM, and will be contacted the day before with the exact pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Connect with nature and enjoy El Morado National Park on foot
  • Visit the San Francisco Glacier and Morales Glacier pond and enjoy all the amazing views
  • Discover a natural spring of iron-rich carbonated water
Full description
This tour is recommended for adventurous people! A spectacular trip to "El Morado" Natural Monument National Park, located at 93 km from Santiago. The starting point of the trek is in Baños Morales, a mountain village at 1,900 meters of altitude. The trail leads to the beautiful San Francisco Glacier (2,500 meters) and Morales Glacier Pond. During the hike you will have a refreshing stop at "Aguas de Panimávida", iron-rich carbonated water that springs out from  the earth.                                                             The tour is recommended for people in good physical shape. Not recommended for asthmatics, cardiopathies, overweight people or people with recent surgeries. The first hour of the hike is steep and then it becomes flat. Altitude increase of 600 meters. Tour subject to change due to weather conditions (rain or snow).   The tour will be open all year. The winter conditions will require the use of Snowshoes which we will provide and the trek will cover a distance of 12 Kilometers instead of 16 Kilometers.
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Insurance
  • Ticket
  • Box lunch and water
  • Sunscreen, sun hat, day pack
  • Pick-ups at private residences
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with recent surgeries
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Warm clothing
  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Shorts
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring sunscreen, trekking shoes, sun hat, camera, jacket, backpack.
  • The supplier reserves the right of not to do excursions with unfavorable weather conditions, rain, snow, storms and strike in the parks or don’t have the minimum amount of passengers for the excursion (two). The supplier will refund you the 100% of your pre-payment, or will offer you another alternative, or change the date of tour.
  • Only for Glacier Hike:
  • Glacier hike has a medium difficulty with a 5 hour-hike in total or 16 km round -trip. This tour is recommended for people with good physical conditions, with no respiratory diseases, asthma, heart problems, overweight or having any surgery in the last months.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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We had a very nice day. Our two guides were very nice and we got a lot of information regarding the area / Chile in general. We received the exact pick-up time on the evening bevore via whats-app, and were picked up exactly at the mentioned time the following day. We headed out of Santiago and stopped for breakfast on our way to the hike (about 20 min break). Then we headed up the mountains and stated the walk at approximately 2.500 meters hight. The walk was about 5 km long and 600m elevation gain. On our way back we stopped again at the same restaurant for food - which was included, as well as a sandwich and bananas for lunch. It was a great experience, even tough we did another hike than we booked.

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May 27, 2019

It was an incredible hike, the landscape is stunning beautiful! The first part (about 40 minutes) is steep, but not impossible to manage. We had an absolutely wonderful day with our guide Tomas! Everything was well organized.

March 20, 2019

Excelente experiencia. Muy recomendable!

December 15, 2018


Product ID: 62365