Visit the majestic Andes Mountains through a winter scenic valley of Cajón del Maipo. Our snowshoeing adventure will start as we complete all the pickups and depart from Santiago heading "east" on the way to the mountain range. Your knowledgeable and expert Mountaineering tour guide will choose the location that offers the best conditions for this activity. (Depending on snow and weather conditions)
The very first stop is a small market where we'll stock up for our trekking. Afterwards, we will be getting to a place where your hike into the Andes begins, before you start the snow shoeing hike your guide will explain you how to use snow shoes and how to make sure you do not waste your body energy incorrectly, the guide will make sure to give you all the necessary instructions so you can make the best out of this Andean walk.
After approximately 2,5 hours of ascent, we will arrive to the area of Aguas Panimavida, where you will marvel at the hypnotizing landscape; scour the natural panorama for jagged snow-capped peaks and rejoice the view of "El Morado" in the background, soaring 15,246 feet (4,467 meters) into the sky. After walking deep into the Andean mountain range we will stop for a box lunch, (usually a sandwich with cereal bar, fruit and juice (vegetarian option available).
while your guide tells you stories of the surrounding volcanoes and mountains.
After resting in the heart of the Cajon del Maipo our guide will lead the walk down back to the minivan which will take you to the San Jose del Maipo town where we will have an opportunity to feast upon some traditional Chilean empanadas in a rustic local empanada bakery and revitalize with a glass of beer or refreshing juice before we head back to Santiago.
Please note: Due to the nature of this tour and weather conditions, there is a possibility that your guide may change the route of this tour.
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