Follow a beautiful trail along the river, between high walls of rock
Experienced and professional guides who will help you ascend and descend safely
Hotel/hostel pick-up and drop-off
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All year round
11 hours 30 minutes
Santiago hotel and hostel pick up
Santiago hotel and hostel drop off
ONLINE BOOKING NOT AVAILABLE
Your trip will commence at 8:00am, with transport from your hotel. We will firstly venture into the Maipo mountain valley, where you’ll get amazing views of the high peaks, and of the Maipo river from our 4x4 truck. We will then get into the Morado Valley.
Hiking begins between the huge rock walls of the Arenas Mountain. We will follow the trail, go along the river, and cross several moraines. Experience the sights from the great lookout, over the spectacular Morado Lagoon and the glacier. Enjoy your snack watching icebergs and walls of ice. After, you can walk around the lagoon, and see the ice wall over the water.
When the descent starts, you'll enjoy different views of the narrow valley, the moraines and the summits. Take in the beautiful image of the San Jose Volcano and the glaciers over it!
After, you’ll return to the 4x4, and go by road back to your hotel or meeting point in Santiago. Expected arrival time is 7:30pm.
Transport from your hotel or meeting point
Enter the Maipo mountain valley in the 4x4 truck
4x4 land road starts, enter the Morado Valley
Hiking begins between huge rock walls of Arenas Mount
The Morado Lagoon lookout, enjoy your snack here
Walk around the lagoon
Descent starts, see San Jose Volcano
On the 4x4 land road
Arrival to your hotel or meeting point in Santiago
- Private transportation between all the points.
- Hiking poles
- Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
- Park fee
- First aid kit
- VHF Radio and Satellite Phone
- Personal clothing (please check below)
- Small backpack (rent available)
- Personal Insurance
- Small backpack. If you haven't got one, we can rent you one (10 USD)
- First layer or sports t-shirt
- Polar fleece or similar
- Wind jacket
- Hiking pants, shorts or similar (something comfortable to walk in; check the weather the day before)
- Hiking shoes
- Sun glasses
- Sun hat
- Lip balm
- Summer gear
- Down or puffy Jacket
- First layer upper and lower body
- Liner gloves
- Woollen hat
- Balaclava/neck gator
CHANGES: It is FREE to change the tour date before 2:00 pm (Santiago time) the day before the tour begins.
CANCELLATIONS: If you cancel before 2:00 pm (Santiago time) the day before the tour begins, a 10% administration fee will apply. After this time, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
Please email bookings@FindLocalTrips.com to cancel this tour or make any changes.
I can’t find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations as I’m making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by, and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
How physically fit do I need to be?
You should be reasonably fit to undertake the trek. Although it is not particularly steep, at this altitude even a gradual climb can be challenging. The participants’ must be between 14 and 65 years old. Also, physical and medical conditions must be compatible with this activity (if in doubt, please ask).
What is the difficulty level and hiking time of this trip?
Medium difficulty: There are 3 hours of ascent and 2 hours of descent; a total of 5 hours round-trip (including rest time).