Day trip

From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo and Volcán San José Hike 8K

4.8 / 5

65 reviews

Activity provider: AndoAndes Excursiones

From Santiago: Cajón del Maipo and Volcán San José Hike 8K

Activity provider: AndoAndes Excursiones

From US$ 150 per person

Explore the heart of the Andes and get stunning views of the waterfalls, rivers and glaciers. Go for a 8-kilometer hike in the Cajón del Maipo gorge and see a 5,800-meter high, active volcano just 100 kilometers from Santiago.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickups at hotels and hostels are available, but not at airBNB or private apartments. The pickup area is: Las Condes, Vitacura, Providencia, Santiago Centro. If you are staying at a private residence or outside of the pickup area please contact the local supplier via whatsapp or email. Pickups for the tours start at 6:30 AM, and will be contacted the day before with the exact pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Hike in the wilderness on a guided walk of the Cajón del Maipo gorge
  • Marvel at the majesty of the Andes mountains
  • Get a breathtaking view of the active volcano of San José
Full description
Get back to nature and go for a hike in the Andes mountains. Learn why the region is one of the most active in the world for volcanoes and get up close to one just 100 kilometers from Santiago. Travel to the town of San Jose de Maipo and marvel at the beautiful waterfalls. Head to the refuge of El Cabrerio for the start of your hike in the Engorda Valley and get stunning views of the gorge of Cajón del Maipo and its rock formations. Encounter a breathtaking view of the Volcán San José on the Chile-Argentina border.                                                                                             
  • Appetizer
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Insurance
  • Boxed lunch
  • Water
  • Wine
  • Pick-up from private residences
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Daypack

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This hike is easy to intermediate and recommended for those between 8 and 65 years old
  • The tour is subject to change due to weather conditions (rain or snow)
  • Please wear proper sneakers or hiking shoes, and bring sunscreen, your sunglasses, a sun hat and a day pack
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 65 reviews

Review summary

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This was an EPIC and AWESOME excursion to one of the most beautiful locales around Santiago—so close, but seemingly a world away. We got incredibly lucky to experience the first snow of the season during our hike and it was absolutely magical. The location of the hike is high in the mountains and it was not entirely deserted, but not full of crowds the way some places around Santiago can be. The team at AndoAndes was exceptional and took us to some of the most spectacular places in the area. We saw many birds, evidence of foxes, and a hare. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this excursion.

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June 2, 2022

Beautiful day. Not difficult and demanding excursion at the right point. It requires the right equipment, passion and respect for the mountains. Beautiful scenery, precise, attentive and prepared guides. Congratulations to Pato, Elías and the driver Carlito. To them the highest marks. The organization for booking is also excellent and simple. All perfect. Recommended.

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January 26, 2020

Very nice day of hiking at the foot of the volcano in the presence of local fauna and the famous condors The organization was perfect and Fernanda our guide provided all the necessary information throughout this day Very little bus trip with the outward journey with a breakfast stop and on the return stop to taste and taste a good quality Chilean Chiraz wine! I recommend

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January 12, 2020

Product ID: 62362