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Hiking Tour in the Andes Mountains - Half Day Trip from Santiago

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icon1 day 6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Escape the city and breath in the mountain air on this tour to the Yerba Loca Sanctuary from Santiago. Keep your camera close by as you set out on a leisurely 4-mile (6-km) hike, soaking up views of the Villa Paulina valley, La Paloma Glacier and the looming peaks of Los Piches and El Altar. Look out for wildlife like grey fox and Chilean condor along the way, then tuck into a picnic lunch (included) before heading back to the city.
  • Half-day visit to Yerba Loca Sanctuary, a protected nature reserve
  • Take a pleasant hike (2 to 3 hours round-trip) to discover pristine meadows, forests and wild streams
  • Capture views of Villa Paulina valley, La Paloma Glacier and the Central Andes
  • Observe and learn about local plant and animal life from a knowledgeable guide
  • Enjoy a satisfying picnic lunch at a picturesque location
  • Entrance fee, pickup and drop-off from most Santiago hotels included

What's Included

Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/English)
Picnic lunch
2 bottles of water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
You will be picked up from hotels located in: Bellavista, Providencia, Las Condes, Vitacura.

If you reside outside these areas, pick up will be coordinated at the Park Plaza Hotel, Ricardo Lyon 207, (corner with Nueva Providencia) Providencia.

Departure Time

9:00 AM
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What To Expect

Itinerary

-Pick up from Hotel or meeting point

-Meet your guide & drive to the nature park Yerba Loca

-Leave the car at the picnic area and prepare for the hike

-Duration & level of difficulty is flexible to meet your level of fitness / experience

-During the hike, explanation on the park, ecosystems, micro-climates, native flora & fauna

- Possibility to get adventurous and find a crossing in a river of melted glacier water
(if not we find an alternative)

-Enjoy the wonderful vistas from a "mirador" viewpoint of the valley & snow-capped Andes

-Return to our picnic area and find a nice spot

-Enjoy a delicious picnic with wine, cheese & ham, fresh bread & fruits of the season

Stop At:

• Parque Yerba Loca, Camino Farellones Curva 15, Santiago 8320000 Chile
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Hotel Pickup
This experience is eligible for hotel pickup. Once your purchase is complete, you’ll be able to coordinate pickup details directly with your operator.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please note: snow is only present in the mountains from May-September
  • Although water is provided, it is recommended you bring your own in addition to the water provided
  • It is recommended that you dress according to the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

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

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