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El Morado National Monument Hike – Day Trip from Santiago

Go trekking through the snow in picturesque Cajón del Maipo on this day tour just beyond the hustle and bustle of Santiago.

USD $105.00USD $430.00

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El Morado National Monument Hike – Day Trip from Santiago


  • Essential equipment included
  • Transportation to and from hotel included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Small group for more personal experience
  • Escape from the bustling capital city


Hike to the heart of the Andes close to the border of Chile and Argentina on a small group tour led by an expert Mountaineering guide. Experience the Chilean country-side on the drive through the outskirts of Santiago. Be led through the twisting, snowy trails while your guide teaches you about Chilean flora and fauna. Don’t miss this chance to become an experienced hiker of the Andes.


This trip will begin with accommodation pickups in Santiago before taking the drive out east to Cajón del Maipo. Your guide, as a Mountaineering expert, will determine the location will provide the best conditions for activity based on snow and weather conditions.

Our first stop will be at a small market where we’ll stock up before heading to the starting point of the hike. At the starting point your guide will instruct you on proper snowshoe use, explaining how to avoid wasting body energy.

It will be about 2.5 hours of ascent before we arrive at Aguas Panimavida where you’ll gaze in awe upon the mesmerizing landscape made up of jagged snow-capped peaks and the “El Morado” glacier towering in the background at 15,246 feet (4,467 meters). After heading deep into the Andes, we will break for a box lunch (typically made up of a sandwich, dry fruit, fruit, and juice).  Meanwhile, your guide will tell you stories about the surrounding mountains and volcanoes.

After this respite in the heart of Cajón del Maipo, your guide will lead the trek back down to the minivan. From there, if the group is in agreement we all will go to a local place for a dish and a beer before heading back to Santiago.


  • Hotel pickup from Santiago between 7:30 & 8:00am
  • Quick trip to Mercado Maipo to pick up lunch & supplies
  • 5 hour round-trip trek (at El Morado National Park or similar)
  • Boxed lunch
  • Enjoy the snow and views of El Morado & other summits
  • Stop for food at a local restaurant (optional, not included)
  • Hotel drop-off around 7:30pm

What’s Included in the El Morado National Monument Hike

  • Private transportation (including hotel pick-up & drop-off)
  • Driver with a professional license
  • Spanish/English speaking tour guide
  • Boxed lunch
  • Trekking poles, snowshoes, gloves, & gaiters
  • Rental trekking shoes (upon request)

What’s Not Included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Insurance
  • Local dish in the afternoon

Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at


Santiago, Chile

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Santiago, Chile -33.437800, -70.650400
Kyle Wiggins

Benjamin Bertie Trotter

Born in Santiago, I’ve been a tour guide since 2010, specializing in tours in the Andes, as well as tours in the Central Valley, the coast, and the city itself. I also have a lot of experience doing private tours, custom itineraries, and leading sporting trips in archery, snowboarding, scuba diving, trekking, and rock climbing!

-Mountain rescue, with WFR Ecomed certification
-Martial arts instructor

*Please note that this tour may be guided by another local guide, always providing a genuine approach to the local culture.

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