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Cajon Del Maipo Trekking Tour with Baños Colina Hot Springs from Santiago

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A remote, majestic and quiet place at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Baños Colina is located about 100 kms (62 miles) away from Santiago and at an altitude of 2.500 meters (8.200 ft) . The waters of these natural pools can reach temperatures up to 50°C (122 F°) and are arranged as outdoor terraces, thanks to the calcareous deposits and the activity of San Jose Volcano of 5.856 meters (19.200 ft). Enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic hot spring bath in the middle of the Andes, after a stunning 4 kms (2,4 miles) hike to the view point of the San Jose Volcano volcanic complex.
  • Cajon del Maipo tour from Santiago: San Jose Volcano and Banos de Colina
  • 3-hour trek gets you off the beaten tourist track 
  • Guides carry water, snacks, and lunch—leaving you free to walk with ease 
  • Trip to natural thermal springs relaxes you after the hike
  • Small-group tour means you’re not just another tourist
  • Fun and engaging way to learn about Cajon del Maipo 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for easy transport
What to Expect
Get ready for your tour to Cajon del Maipo from Santiago by wearing comfortable layers and good hiking shoes; be ready for morning hotel pickup.
After driving to a trailhead, follow your guide on a 3.5-mile (6 kilometer) hike through the Andes to a lookout point 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level.
Though the trek is challenging, your guides never rush you and keep you entertained with information about the ecosystem as you hike. Your guides also carry backpacks with snacks and water so you don’t have to, and they make you a picnic lunch to eat while you admire views from the summit.
After descending, drive to the thermal water pools at Banos Colina. Natural pools feel luxurious after a challenging hike (and when enjoyed with an included glass of Chilean wine and tapas).
Get dropped off at your Santiago hotel at the end of the tour.
Please note: This tour is of medium difficulty and intended for people in good physical condition between 12 and 70 years old. Those with asthma, heart problems, obesity, or a surgical operation in the past six months should not attempt the trek. Tour may change due to weather conditions and is only available from October to May.
Recommended Equipment:
Trekking shoes
Warm clothes
Sun glasses
Long Pants
Day pack
Sun hat
Sandals or flipflops
Bathing suit
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Reviewed 6 July 2019

Hot springs have a nice view. The pools themselves are ok and have different temperatures. The facilities were being worked on while we were there and hopefully will be better shortly.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jeff s
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Jeff! Yes they are working on it, but its an outside provider or us. Weve been working with them as a local community, despite there are improvements and achievements. Its a process itself! Best regards! Coti

Reviewed 16 April 2019

The trip was a bit long but the view make you forget the wait. Is a natural place which give you peace and emotion at the same time. Our guide was nice and cozy

Date of experience: April 2019
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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2019

That is so true! Worth the drive! We believe that the drive can take you to a unique place! Best! Coti

Reviewed 4 April 2019 via mobile

We had an amazing day and overall experience on our tour today! Our guides Francisco, Diego, and Felipe were incredibly knowledgeable and paced the trek very well. Ending the day in the hot springs was an added bonus and I would definitely recommend this add...More

Thank Jennifer T
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2019

Hello Jennifer! I cannot agree more with the amzing crew who lead you on the tour. We are more than happy to read your comment, thanks!! Come back anytime to the Andes! Best Coti

Reviewed 14 February 2019

My husband and i wanted an Andes hiking experience before our trekking trip to Patagonia. This trip was just the ticket - hiking, hot springs and wine. Our guide, Sebastian, was excellent. We hiked about 6km around 2300-2500 meters with a 200 meter climbjust below...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary K
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2019

Dear Mary, we have also just recieved your comments through your travel planner and we are very pleased, Sebastian is an excellent guide and we know it! Hope you are enjoying your trip in Patagonia, come back anytime!!! Best Regards, Coti

Reviewed 23 January 2019

Had a great time with Sebastian, Tomas and Felipe. The guides were very knowledgeable about the area and lots of fun! I am 47 and I would characterize the tour as more of a 3-hour walk than a hike. It was absolutely breathtaking - really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Elizabeth C
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

Dear Elizabeth! Thanks a lot fro yuor review. Absolutely, using proper hiking boots its a great alternative, though if you dont have them you can do the tour with any comfortable gripped shoes. We are happy to read you loved it! Best Coti

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