Tour Cajón del Maipo: Natural Monument El Morado + Baños Morales Natural pools
Hiking of 5 - 6 hours to the Natural Monument El Morado + Private transport + Natural pools Baños Morales + Options: a la carte lunch or country grill.
Enjoy a healthy day of hikking and medicinal baths
A 5-hour hike to the San Francisco Glacier, where you will enjoy beautiful landscapes, rivers, flora and endemic fauna and the lagoon El Morado. This beautiful round hike takes place in the Natural Monument El Morado, natural enviroment protected by the National Forestry Corporation. One of the most characteristic mountain areas of Cajón del Maipo and of greater tourist interest due to its rich natural architecture, its diverse flora and fauna and the interesting activities that can be enjoyed here. This protected area, managed by CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), is located 93 km from Santiago in the town of Baños Morales and has an area of 3,009 hectares.
Its Andean flora is composed of at least 300 species between native and exotic, where highlights the olivillo of the mountain range or franjel, species of the Andean sclerotic scrub that is in danger of extinction. Other common species are hierva blanca, hierva del paño, siete camisas, guindillo and Cola de Zorro.
The Park also has a rich wildlife, with mammals such as the cururo and silky mouse of Noah, and birds like the yal, the cometocino, the chirihue dorado, the black goldfinch, The mountain range goldfich, the tenca, The thrush, the Chilean Swallow, The sleepyhead friar, the giant hummingbird, the mountain range hummingbird, the mountain range tortolas, the perdicita and the perdicita cojón. In the aquatic environments is the piuquén or guayata and the juarjual duck.
It is recommended to visit this extraordinary place between October and March, due to its unfavorable weather conditions (below zero degrees and snow up to 2.8 meters high) the park is closed the rest of the year.
After crossing the bridge over the Morales river, arriving at the village, is the daycare center of CONAF. The first section of the walk reaches the Aguas Panimávidas (2.8 km). It lasts about 1 hour and is uphill, but quite friendly. At this stop you can see the permanent sources of mineral waters. Continuing the walk and after traveling 5 km (2 hours aprox.) You will find El Morado Lagoon, located at 2,400 masl.From here the Morado hill can be seen to the north, to the northwest the San Francisco hill and its glacier (also called San Francisco Glacier).
If you are not tired, you can continue walking 1 km, through a path of wild flowers, ice in the heat of summer, stones and rocks until you reach the foot of the San Francisco glacier and to observe it up close, hearing the sound of the Morado´s river flow in the absolute tranquility that the landscape conveys.
From one (1) to five (5) people: 195 USD - Does not affect the price wether it is just one person in the tour or a group of 2, 3, 4 or 5 people. The price for the whole group is 195 USD
Additional person 24 USD - Example: 5 + 1 = 195 + 24 = 219 USD
Trekking with an expert guide in mountaineering and entrance to the park: 34 USD per person
Optional: access to the medicinal mineral water pools of Baños Morales (optional): 18 USD per person
Season: all year. Except exceptional circumstances.
Duration: eight hours
Capacity: minimum 1 people. Maximum 44 people
Degree of difficulty: physical conditions suitable for the height of the place (2800msnm) and the small but demanding initial walk
8:00 am Hotel Pick up
10:00 am Arrival at Baños Morales
10:30 am Start of trekking
11:30 am Detention in Waters of Panimávidas affluents of mineral waters
12:00 am Detention in Laguna el Morado place where the collation is consumed
13:00 pm Arrive at the end of the San Francisco Glacier trekking
13:30 pm Return
15:20 pm He will arrive at the baths of Baños Morales
15:30 pm Upon returning, enjoy a relaxing bath in the baths Baños Morales
16:30 pm Return to Santiago
Important: the schedule may vary depending on the options chosen and the client´s preferences.
Additional prices per person. Additional features.
A la carte lunch in a typical restaurant: 17 USD per person
Country barbecue: 19 USD per person
Camping night (tent and stove): 32 USD Per person - Transfer back to Santiago or airport 80 USD up to 5 people.
To book please writte a WhatsApp: +56 5630 7024 Telegtram: @SantiagoTours or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
With the following information:
Name - Date - Number of people and pick up address.
Tour not suitable for people with mobility problems unless the group omits the visit to the El Yeso reservoir
El Cajón del Maipo is a natural area with a very diverse and special climate. Tours may be modified or some of the points described may not be reached when road or weather conditions do not allow it. This will be evaluated by the guide according
Cajon del Maipo is a natural zone with a special and diverse weather. Tours could be modified or some attractions could be avoided depending of the climate. This will be judged by the tour guide according to his experience in the area. In case some of the places mention in the description are avoided, 20% of the amount paid will be refunded.