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Santiago, the Andes and el Morado Glaciar

Santiago, the Andes and el Morado Glaciar

from USD $122 per person

VISIT THE MORADO GLACIER IN THE ANDES MOUNTAIN RANGE

 

Santiago, the Chilean capital, is a versatile city with a great diversity of tourist options. It would be a mistake to think that you can only visit monuments, museums and go shopping. Santiago has a lot to offer, from city tours to ecotourism and indigenous tourism experiences. You will be surprised to learn that it is the city with the largest concentration of Mapuche population in all of Chile.

 

This excursion will allow you to leave Santiago towards the Cajón del Maipo, a place between mountains and nature where people live around the main road. You will be able to walk among these mountains to admire their different rocky forms and different color shades, while we approach an imposing glacier, El Morado. It is also possible to see condors, our national bird. If you wish, you can also visit the Colina Hot Springs, a very rustic place to enjoy and rest among the mountains.

 

Travolution in Santiago is identity, it is national history that you can travel through and relive from the stories of its own inhabitants.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk to El Morado Glaciar
  • Visit Termas de Colina  

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Tour Features

Porcentaje Comunitario

Community-Based 20%

Porcentaje Comunitario

Cultural 40%

Porcentaje Comunitario

Physical Demand 60%

Porcentaje Comunitario

Family 80%

Porcentaje Comunitario

Nature 100%

Porcentaje Comunitario

Gastronomy 20%

  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Light clothing for the day and warm clothing for the night / Trekking shoes / Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen / Water bottle (At Travolution we avoid buying plastic bottles and appreciate if you bring a reusable one)
  • Included
    Interpreter guide
    Local guide in Spanish
    Meals when mentioned
    Payment by bank transfer or credit card
    Tickets
    Transport when mentioned
  • Not Included
    24/7 assistance
    Alcoholic drinks
    Camping
    Contribution to WINTA or TDLF
    Domestic flights
    Meals not mensioned
    Nights in cabins run by local families
    Standard room w/private bathroom
    Tip
    Transportation on excursions
    Travel insurance
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FULL DAY - GLACIER EL MORADO AND MOLINA HOTSPRING

El Morado Natural Monument is a high mountain unit, which is over 1,750 meters above sea level, next to the town of Baños Morales, in the commune of San José de Maipo. A geological process of movement and deposit of materials from a glacier (moraines) is preserved in the interior, from its beginning to its end. For this reason it has the appearance of a mountain range box with form of "U", flanked by high mountains in three of its sides.
 
We start this excursion during the morning, when we pick you up in a private transfer to your hotel.
 
Then we take the road to the East, directly to the Andes Mountains. We will go to the sector of El Manzano in San José de Maipo. Afterwards, we will go even further into the Cajón del Maipo, specifically into the sector of Valle de las Arenas. From this point, we will enjoy the hike to the Hanging Glacier of El Morado, which lasts from 5 to 7 hours.
 
To finish the excursion, we will go to the Colina Hot Springs following the course of the Maipo River, very close to the border with Argentina.
* Entrance fees to the hot springs not included. Optional activities if you don't want hot springs.
 
Included: excursion, entrance fee to the natural park El Morado, guide in English/Spanish/French/German/Italian, snack, transport

Location

Cajón del Maipo

SANTIAGO, THE CAPITAL

Santiago, the Chilean capital, is a city with a versatile character and diverse touristic options. It would be a mistake to think that the only thing you can do here is to visit monuments, museums and shopping malls. Santiago has a lot to offer - from tours around the city to eco-travel to indigenous tourism.
 
It was founded by a Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia and, over all these years, Santiago has become a mix of oldest tradition, Spanish influence, and modern architectural wonders that can offer you plenty of things to do and see.
 
Located at the foot of the Andes on the banks of the Mapocho River, Santiago is surrounded by hills and mountains with incredible views towards natural landscapes where you can enjoy adventure tourism doing skiing and snowboarding, hiking, climbing, rafting and more.
 
Being the biggest city of Chile and the fifth-biggest in South America, Santiago consists of 37 communes and they are all different, so your perception of the city will depend on the commune you stay in or visit.
 
Not many people know that but right in the capital of Chile, there are places where indigenous people live. Community tourism and indigenous cultures is what we at Travolution want to make visible. It is always a pleasure to share with our travelers how they lived, cooked and shared their time in a Mapuche community in their Rukas (typical Mapuche construction). Visiting this place is a great way to learn about their history, culture and crafts.
 
If you are interested in having this special cultural experience, we will be happy to organize a personalized trip for you. If you would like to see other options in Santiago, check them out here or ask us about others that might interest you.
 

Come and enjoy a different experience of sustainable and community-based tourism!

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