El Morado Monument & San Franciso Glacier Tour
Cajon del Maipo
On this tour you will visit one of the most spectacular treasures of our Andes mountain range; the El Morado Monument and the San Francisco Glacier. Located just 2 hours away from Santiago city, this unique, breath-taking valley will allow you to experience a day in the Andes Mountains. We highly recommend this tour for adventurous people who love the great outdoors.
After being picked up from your hotel we'll head to the village of Baños Morales located in the heart of Los Andes, 93 km from Santiago following the route of the Maipo river into the Cajon del Maipo. During the spectacular drive, you'll be able to notice the Andes mountain peaks get higher as the valleys open up. From this small village located at 1,900 meters above sea level, we'll begin our trek of approximately 3 hours that will take us to the foot of the wonderful San Francisco glacier.
When hunger strikes we'll find a pleasant spot to eat along the trail, where you'll be able to enjoy our quality, picnic lunch. We'll then continue down, back through the valley and back to your hotel in Santiago.
The use of trekking or sports shoes is essential and long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats to protect you from the sun are recommended. We also recommend you to bring sunblock and any additional water you may need depending on the season. Be sure to carry layers of clothing with you for sudden changes in weather.
Available from October - April only.
Tour is a full day (12 hours) - 7.00 am pickup and we aim to be back at your hotel at 7.00 pm.
Private transportation and our English, Spanish or Portuguese speaking driver/guide.
Healthy picnic lunch with juice and one litre of water
Park Entrance fees
* Please note that to undertake this tour you need to be in good physical health and be able to walk in the mountains for 6 hours without the need for assistance. While the trail isn't at all strenuous, it does start with quite a brisk uphill, later flattening out.
** Our packed lunch consists of a sandwich, fruit, cereal bar and juice. Please let us know of any allergies or dietary requirements you may have.