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Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago

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Chile, Chile
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icon12 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Embark on a thrilling 9-mile guided hike through Chile's spectacular El Morado Natural Monument National Park. Departing from Santiago, your adventure begins in the village of Baños Morales with a steep trek that flattens out as you go. Enjoy stunning natural scenery while making your way toward popular San Francisco Glacier and Morales Glacier pond. Savor a boxed lunch in the mountains, then set back out on your return trek. At the end of your day trip a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to your hotel.
  • Hike El Morado Natural Monument to San Francisco Glacier
  • Embark on a thrilling adventure ideal for fit, active hikers
  • Enjoy spectacular Andean scenery while trekking among the great outdoors
  • Includes a boxed lunch and convenient round-trip hotel transport
  • The small-group size provides individual attention
Bottled water
Box lunch
Bilingual guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Complimentary Insurance
Gratuities
We stop for breakfast, but its no included in the total price

Departure Point

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels or hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Centro, or our centrally located meeting point. If you are out of our range please contact us !

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Recommended for people in good physical shape
  • It is recommended that you wear sunscreen, trekking shoes, a sun hat, and bring a camera, warm jacket and a backpack
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY AndoAndes

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Glacier Hike at El Morado Glacier, from Santiago.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you are planning on doing this hike, definitely remember sunscreen, sunglasses, good hiking boots, and I highly recommend trekking poles." See review
  • "Beautiful hike great weather warmer than expected and quite windy at the end." See review
  • "A native Chilean Spanish speaker, he has very good English." See review

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Great hike in the Andes
lisabrasket
, Feb 2020
Francisco was very friendly and informative and made the group feel at ease. Beautiful hike great weather warmer than expected and quite windy at the end. But great guide
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for the review! Francisco is one of our best guides, the Cajón del Maipo is really a beautiful place :)
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This trip was absolutely amazing! I...
Jarrod B
, Apr 2018
This trip was absolutely amazing! I had a hard time with this hike because the ascent is very steep, but our guide, Gonzalo, kept me motivated. He stopped to inform us of all the flora and fauna around and got excited when he spotted some hard to find birds. He was well prepared to answer all of our questions. The views are hard to describe, they are some of the most beautiful views we have seen. At the end of our hike we had a lovely surprise planned for us at the end. If you are planning on doing this hike, definitely remember sunscreen, sunglasses, good hiking boots, and I highly recommend trekking poles. If you have the chance, definitely take this trip. Gonzalo is a treat to hike with!
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Absolutely wonderful hike! Guides...
Grace M
, Mar 2018
Absolutely wonderful hike! Guides were friendly and knowledgeable and made sure everyone got to hike at a comfortable pace.
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The tour guide is very knowledgeable...
Antonio E
, Mar 2018
The tour guide is very knowledgeable and he make sure that everyone is safe during and after the hiking.
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Excellent 16km hike with Fransico...
s_onah
, Mar 2018
Excellent 16km hike with Fransico, Javier and Philippe! I would highly recommend this full day hike and the views were breathtaking.
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This was a great adventure. I...
Michael C
, Mar 2018
This was a great adventure. I recommend it to anyone with the requisite hiking miles under their belt. There were only four of us all together and we kept a pretty good pace. At 67, I a reasonably fit retired American spending the New England winter months in South America was the old guy in the group. The other two were BA flight crew on a 2-day layover, one of whom was an Ironman veteran and had hiked Kilimanjaro. Nevertheless it was a fun, comfortable hike through amazing terrain to a magical destination. I had never actually seen a glacier before. Our guide and driver for the day was Joaquin Cordua....if you have a choice, get him. A native Chilean Spanish speaker, he has very good English. It may not seem important, but this is Chile so I would like to note that he was a very good and safe driver. A fair portion of the day is spent getting to and from the hike venue. Joaquin is knowledgeable about the area, the geology, and the cultural history, and as a good communicator he kept us informed and entertained. It was a pleasure for me to spend an exhilarating day with my Brit hiking companions and our excellent guide.
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It was a lot of fun. The only thing...
Derek O
, May 2017
It was a lot of fun. The only thing we did not like was that the first part of the hike was close to a mining operation and you could hear the machinery in the distance. That kind of spoiled the first part of the hike
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Amazing tour! This was my second...
HYAEWHAN K
, Jan 2017
Amazing tour! This was my second time joining a tour with AndoAndeslocal tour company and everything was perfectly arranged. Our guide Gonzalo was professional! I was picked up on time, received brief information about the tour and started hiking! I have to say, it is definitely not an easy hike, so be prepared! The view was magnificent all the way up to the glacier lookout, and you get to enjoy a box lunch at the lagoon : If you are in Santiago, do not miss this tour!
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What a great hike! Definitely one...
heatherkohtz
, Dec 2016
What a great hike! Definitely one of the highlights of our trip. The hike is about 9 miles round trip, the first mile is somewhat of a steep hike, but then it levels out for awhile, and gets a little steep again for the last half mile or so up to the viewing point for the glacier. Our group was relatively fit, so we finished in 4 1/2 hours I think - I could see this being a difficult hike for those that aren't very active. Our driver and guide, Gonzalo, was fantastic - very knowledgeable about pretty much everything we asked him, and had great advice about future trips we might take to Chile. He has a real passion for nature, so the trip was also a fun learning experience. We had a beautiful and warm day, but I could see if clouds rolled in, that this would be a chilly hike - we came prepared for anything. I'd recommend bringing a backpack, jacket, hiking sticks if you have them, and wear sturdy shoes as the trail is good, but has lots of loose rocks/gravel and some shallow water crossings. Also, don't forget your sunscreen on this one as there is no shade. Provided on the hike was water, lunch sandwich, snacks, and a juice box, and then a snack and celebratory glass of wine at the end. The drive to and from the hike is approx 1.5-2 hrs each way, so it was especially nice to be able to relax on the way home and not have to worry about navigating Santiago's crazy traffic.
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I did the El Morado Hike Day tour as...
Jimmy
, Oct 2016
I did the El Morado Hike Day tour as a solo traveller and really enjoyed it. The scenery for the walk is very beautiful, and the guides are entertaining and well informed. The sandwich in the boxed lunch was very good, better than expected for something to eat out on a trail. The tour starts at an elevation of 1,850m, and then climbs 400-600m. For most people, this height should not be a problem. at the area closest to the glacier, you walk through a bit of snow, so shoes that keep your feet dry and warm are handy. One bit of advice, take gloves and a beanie. It can get a bit cold and windy on some parts of the trip, and my one regret was not having this in my day bag.
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