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SNOW HIKE TOUR FROM SANTIAGO

US$ 120 / 1 day

Summary

  • All necessary equipment included.
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Vegetarian box lunch option available.
  • Small group ensures personal service.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Overview

Hike through the heart of the Andes, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina. Depart on a small-group tour led by an expert mountaineering guide. Leave the bustling city behind and breathe in the crisp air of the Chilean countryside. Follow your guide through the winding and snowy trails, learning about the diverse flora and fauna found in Chile. Don’t miss the opportunity to become an experienced Andean Hiker.


Itinerary Details

FULL DAY:
SNOWSHOEING ADVENTURE

Visit the majestic Andes Mountains via the picturesque valley of Cajón del Maipo. Our snowshoeing adventure will start as soon as we complete all the pickups and depart from Santiago, heading east towards the mountains. Your knowledgeable and expert mountaineering guide will choose the perfect location for this activity. (Depending on snow and weather conditions).

The very first stop is a small market where we’ll stock up on snacks for our trek. Shortly after, we will arrive at the starting point of the hike. Before you start the snowshoeing adventure, your guide will explain how to use the snowshoes and how to make sure you don´t waste your body energy. The guide will give you all the necessary instructions so that you can have the best experience possible whilst hiking in the Andes Mountains.

After ascending for approximately 2,5 hours, we will arrive at the area Lo Baldes, where you will marvel at the hypnotizing landscape; scour the natural panorama for jagged snow-capped peaks. After walking deep into the “Engorda Valley” in the Andean mountain range, we will stop for a box lunch (usually two sandwich with fruit and snacks per person – vegetarian option available), while your guide tells you stories of the surrounding volcanoes and mountains.

After resting in the heart of the Cajon del Maipo, our guide will lead the way back down to the minivan, which will take you (if the group wants) to a local place to have a typical Chilean dish and a beer, and then back to Santiago.

Itinerary:

  • Hotel Pick up from Santiago (between 7 – 8 am).
  • Stop at Mercado Maipo to pick our lunch and extra supplies.
  • Approximately 4 – 5 hours of trekking in the spectacular snowy. mountain range (at La Engorda Valley or El Morado National Park).
  • Box Lunch at the Andes Mountain Range (Included).
  • Hotel Drop off (6:30 – 7:30 pm approx).


2020 – 2021  SEASON RATES

REGULAR TOUR:

  • RATE PER PERSON – From USD$ 120.

PRIVATE TOUR:

  • 1 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 415 (Per person).
  • 2 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 225 (Per person).
  • 3 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 165 (Per person).
  • 4 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 145 (Per person).
  • 5 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 130 (Per person).
  • 6 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 130 (Per person).
  • 7 PASSENGERS – From USD$ 130 (Per person).

Price Includes

  • Small-group tours (maximum of 7 or 12 people).
  • Transportation (Hotel pick-up and drop-off).
  • Driver (Professional License).
  • Tour Guide (Spanish – English).
  • Boxed lunch (Please advise if any restrictions).
  • Trekking poles, Snowshoes, gloves, and gaiters.
  • Rental of the trekking shoes (On demand).

Important:

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If it rains or snows, you will take an alternate route and visit San Jose Volcano and the village of Baños Morales instead of the reservoir.
  • Not possible to reach the Snow during the Summer season (Oct to Apr).

Extra Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Pick up only in a few areas from Santiago. (Check pickup-zone details).
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years old.
  • Not recommended for pregnant women, people with heart troubles or other serious medical conditions.
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems or other injuries.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
  • Our tour guide contacts all the participants the day before the tour with the necessary additional. information about the weather and picks up details.

Booking details:

  • Pricing Type: Per person.
  • Maximum travelers: 7 or 12 (According to the Transportation).
  • Minimum travelers:  Solo travelers can book the tour, but it can be confirmed only with a minimum of 2 participants on a regular tour.
  • Operates: June – October, daily subject to availability and  weather conditions.
  • Languages offered on activity/tour: Spanish / English.
  • Cut-off Time: 24 hours.
  • Duration: 1 day.

Why is this trip sustainable?
  • The food provided is locally prepared with regional products. 
  • You will travel plastic-free throughout your trip! We use reusable or glass bottles, as well as recyclable containers.
  • Our top recommended hotels include sustainability policies as part of their mission and operations.
  • We work in collaboration with local suppliers and communities in each location.
  • We keep our tour groups small, both to improve the experience for you and to reduce the impact on the places we visit.
  • We respect and value the lifestyles, beliefs, and traditions of the local communities we visit.

Our Health and Safety Promise

As the world continues to adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that travelers, while eager to once again get out and explore the world, also want to be careful and only travel where and when it’s safe to do so. Just as you take your health and safety seriously, as well as the health and safety of the destinations and communities we visit, so do we. That’s why, in compliance with national and international health and safety regulations and recommendations, we’ve optimized our operations and tour itineraries to provide you with the safest itinerary possible.

This tour was specifically designed with social distancing in mind, avoiding overly crowded places without sacrificing the experience of discovering the destination. We only partner with hotels and tour operators that are similarly committed to putting their clients’ health first, frequently using cleaning and sanitizing services, and only offering tours and excursions when it’s fully safe to do so. All this and more are just some of the ways we’re innovating travel itineraries for a healthier, safer future. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding the health and safety procedures of this and other EcoChile tours, please let us know so we can answer your question or accommodate your request. Your safety is our top priority.

 

SNOW HIKE TOUR FROM SANTIAGO

Duration: 1 day

Price: US$ 120 / person

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