Laguna del Inca, stunning nature at the heart of Los Andes mountain range
A mysterious high mountain natural lagoon whose ancient legend dates back to the remote times of the Inca Empire
A full day adventure where you will discover interesting attractions related to outstanding landmarks in the history of Chile. You will be amazed by the beauty of the landscape and you will get to know the famous Portillo Ski Center:
Singular monuments such as the victory of Chacabuco, a large 20 meter high granite lined sculpture commemorating one of the decisive battles for the independence of Chile. The mythical Soldier Jump, gorge between hills more than 90 meters deep through which the mighty Aconcagua River passes. The slope of the snails, place at more than 3,000 meters of altitude in which the route of the road with its tens of pronounced curves looks like a snake. This is known as the route of the liberators that connects Chile with Argentina whose border we will visit as well.
Arriving at the lagoon, at the Portillo ski resort, we will regain strength with a good lunch. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a pleasant walk through this impressive photographic scene where we can immortalize the last moments of the beautiful day we have lived.
Price: $ 97 USD
Season: all year. Except exceptional circumstances.
Duration: eight hours
Capacity: minimum 2 people. Maximum 44 people
Degree of difficulty: physical conditions suitable for the height of the place (2800msnm)
Includes: transportation, bilingual guide and lunch
6:30 Pick up at your hotel or department
8:00 Route of the Liberators. Stop on the way for breakfast (breakfast is optional)
9:00 9:00 Monument to the victory of Chacabuco. Interesting granite lined sculpture holding up a huge 15-meter steel sword. El guía nos cuenta la importante batalla que conmemora.
11:15 Our next attraction is the Soldier Jump. A Shocking gorge related to an interesting legend that you will also know. On the opposite side you will see the tracks of the old Transandino railway, today used by the Andean Mining Company.
12:15 Slope of the Snails. Stop to take pictures of one of the most impressive roads in the world at an altitude of 3000 meters.
12:50 Argentine Chilean border
13:30 Laguna del Inca - Portillo ski resort, one of the oldest in South America and home of the world ski championship in 1966. Lunch in a restaurant. Included.
15:00 Visit to the natural mountain lagoon where, among other species, lives the small trout Fario Alli. nown as "of the Inca" for a tragic love story between the Inca Illi Yupanqui and his fiancée Princess Kora-llé, which you will have the opportunity to meet on the spot.
16:00 Back to Santiago
18:30 Arrival to the hotel