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Private Snow Hike at Cajon del Maipo from Santiago

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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Enjoy an active cold-weather adventure in the Andes during this full-day, small-group, snowshoeing experience from Santiago. Soak up the fresh air and test your mountaineering skills as you follow an expert guide on snowshoes through this winter wonderland of ice and snow-capped peaks.
  • Go snowshoeing in the Andes during this small-group adventure from Santiago
  • Enjoy the sublime snow-covered scenery of the Andes
  • Includes snowshoes, trekking poles, gaiters, and gloves
  • Included box lunch featuring sandwich, cereal bar, and fruit (vegetarian option available)
  • Perfect active outdoor adventure
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (guaranteed only within the pickup range in Santiago)
Mountaineering Certified bilingual guide (English-Spanish)
Private vehicle with separate professional driver ensures a safest experience
Box-lunch (sandwich, dried fruits, seasonal fruit. Vegan/Vegetarian option available)
Trekking poles, snowshoes, gloves and gaiters
Airport pick-up (International flights arriving until 7:00AM/Domestic flights arriving until 7:30AM)
Gratuities
Daypack (18L to 25L)
Bottled water
Hiking shoes (required)
Luggage custody at the airport

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from most hotels in the central neighbourhoods in Santiago. (Vitacura, Las Condes, Providencia, Santiago Centro, Ñuñoa).

Exact pick-up time is confirmed the day before, by email after 6 PM. Pick up is between 7AM and 8AM

For airport pick-up:
*International flights: Please go to the exit door number 4 to meet your guide/ driver, who will be waiting for you with a sign with your name and the logo of Ecochile. Flights arriving until 7:00 AM

*Domestic flights: Please go to the exit door number 1 to meet your guide/ driver, who will be waiting for you with a sign with your name and the logo of Ecochile. Flights arriving until 7:30 AM

Airports

  • Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, Santiago Chile


Departure Time

7:30 AM
Receive a morning pickup from your Santiago hotel or private residence. From here you’ll travel east of the city and up into the mountains, heading toward the scenic Cajón del Maipo valley. Your guide will select the final trekking location based on the current weather and and snow conditions to ensure a safe day.

After stopping for supplies at a small market en route, you’ll reach your snowshoe hike starting point. Before setting off your mountaineering-equipped guide will explain the proper technique to minimize any unnecessary exertion, and you’ll also be outfitted with trekking poles, gloves, and gaiters.

Spend the next 2.5 hours climbing into the nearby mountains as you proceed to the Aguas Panimavida. This location offers stunning views of nearby snow-capped peaks along with the 15,246-foot (4,467-meter) tall “El Morado” rising in the distance. Pause here for an included box lunch featuring a sandwich, fruit, cereal bar, and juice, enjoying your meal as your guide shares more details about the surrounding area.

Continue back down from where you came and reach your transport. Celebrate your successful snowshoe trip by continuing to San Jose del Maipo town, where you’ll dig into an included snack of Chilean-style empanadas purchased from a rustic local bakery. An included glass of beer or juice helps add to the fun. Then proceed back to Santiago, where you’ll be dropped off at your original pickup site.

Please note: Due to the nature of this tour and weather conditions, there is a possibility that your guide may change the route of this tour.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Minimum age is 14 years old
  • No minimum of people is required
  • A maximum of 7 people per group
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Guide contacts all the participants the day before the tour with any necessary additional information about the weather and pickup details
  • IMPORTANT: Subject to favorable weather conditions. If it rains or snows, you will take an alternative route that will be announced.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Intermediate Hike: Good fitness required
  • Recommended clothing: Comfortable waterproof hiking shoes, sunglasses, sun lotion, winter/woolen hat/beanie & sunhat, trekking trousers (ideally if waterproof), fleece jacket or sweatshirt, waterproof winter jacket, Change of clothing is recommended (socks, t-shirt, pants), daypack (18 to 25L)
  • Seasonal product operating June to September (Subject to snow conditions)
  • Good fitness required
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Let us know of any important medical information
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Ecochile Travel

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Snow Hike at Cajon del Maipo from Santiago?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Snow Hike at Cajon del Maipo from Santiago.

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High Alpine Tour of Andes
Adam K
, Jul 2019
My girlfriend and I went on a guided tour by Ben and Tomas up the Cajon del Maipo, which offered spectacular views of the mountains and the glaciers above which were shrouded in mist. It was a great trip, and I recommend it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hola Adam, we are really happy to know that you enjoyed the Snow Hike and the Andes range. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Chile. Cheers! Patricia
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