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Cajón del Maipo

Synonymous with adventure and sports, the green lung of Santiago is a respite from the busy urban life. Put on your sneakers and get ready to experience a rush of adrenaline climbing its mountains, cooling off in its marshes, bungee jumping, enjoying the speed of rafting, or exploring its paleontological sites.
And if you are into quieter experiences, go horseback riding, fly fishing, or have a picnic in one of its crystal-clear pools.
Taste the local cuisine in small shops along the road and enjoy their empanadas baked in clay ovens, kneaded bread, and dried fruits and nuts extracted from local orchards. If your palate asks for something sweeter, its tea rooms are famous for their handmade chocolates and pastries dipped in caramel.

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Cajón del Maipo

Prob. de precipitaciones: 2%Humedad: 35% Viento: a 10 km/h.
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Explore the charms Cajón del Maipo

  • El Morado National Monument

    Prepare to be in awe of the wonderful views of the Andes Mountain range and enjoy an adrenaline rush by climbing to the El Morado lookout (4,320 meters), the San Francisco Glacier (4,320 meters, climbing on ice) and El Morado (5,060 meters, a very difficult mixed climb).

    Ride a horse through the Andes, camp under the stars and discover the beauty of endemic species in a place of amazing natural beauty, that’s just a few kilometers from Santiago.

  • San José de Maipo

    Just a few kilometers from Santiago, located on the route towards the Andes, you’ll find San José de Maipo. Get away from the noise and change the buzz of city life for bird songs and waterfalls.

    Discover the quaint classic architecture of this small town or enjoy a well-deserved rest in nature. San José de Maipo is the starting point for several excursions including rafting, cable rides, fishing and trekking. Fill your lungs with mountain air and let your mind go!

  • El Yeso Reservoir

    Go on an adventure and follow these instructions to the letter: head along the El Volcán road, passing through the town of San Gabriel, turn left where you’ll see the spectacular reservoir with crystal-clear water and snow-capped hills around it. You’ll be left breathless! Enjoy the silence, how majestic the place is and rest while taking deep breaths of the exquisite mountain air.

    Relax following the El Volcán Road to Baños Morales and enjoy a picnic. You can camp in the surrounding areas, stargaze and feel the peacefulness of the night up in the mountains.

El Morado National Monument

Prepare to be in awe of the wonderful views of the Andes Mountain range and enjoy an adrenaline rush by climbing to the El Morado lookout (4,320 meters), the San Francisco Glacier (4,320 meters, climbing on ice) and El Morado (5,060 meters, a very difficult mixed climb).

Ride a horse through the Andes, camp under the stars and discover the beauty of endemic species in a place of amazing natural beauty, that’s just a few kilometers from Santiago.

Nature
San José de Maipo

Just a few kilometers from Santiago, located on the route towards the Andes, you’ll find San José de Maipo. Get away from the noise and change the buzz of city life for bird songs and waterfalls.

Discover the quaint classic architecture of this small town or enjoy a well-deserved rest in nature. San José de Maipo is the starting point for several excursions including rafting, cable rides, fishing and trekking. Fill your lungs with mountain air and let your mind go!

Adventure and sports
El Yeso Reservoir

Go on an adventure and follow these instructions to the letter: head along the El Volcán road, passing through the town of San Gabriel, turn left where you’ll see the spectacular reservoir with crystal-clear water and snow-capped hills around it. You’ll be left breathless! Enjoy the silence, how majestic the place is and rest while taking deep breaths of the exquisite mountain air.

Relax following the El Volcán Road to Baños Morales and enjoy a picnic. You can camp in the surrounding areas, stargaze and feel the peacefulness of the night up in the mountains.

Astrotourism