Hiking Tour in the Andes Mountains - Half Day Trip from Santiago

Summary

-Pick up from Hotel or meeting point -Meet your guide & drive to the nature park Yerba Loca -Leave the car at the picnic area and prepare for the hike -Duration & level of difficulty is flexible to meet your level of fitness / experience -During the hike, explanation on the park, ecosystems, micro-climates, native flora & fauna - Possibility to get adventurous and find a crossing in a river of melted glacier water (if not we find an alternative) -Enjoy the wonderful vistas from a "mirador" viewpoint of the valley & snow-capped Andes -Return to our picnic area and find a nice spot -Enjoy a delicious picnic with wine, cheese & ham, fresh bread & fruits of the season

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Why take this tour?

Very close to Santiago we find this amazing nature park in the Andes Mountains filled with fresh air. The hike is short and flexible to meet one's level of fitness or expectations! Inside the park, follow our guide on a relaxing 4-mile (6-km) hike that lasts up to three hours. Wander into meadows strewn with wild herbs, and inhale the fresh, calming scents of pine, eucalyptus and cypress trees dotting Villa Paulina valley. Admire the breathtaking vistas and the La Paloma Glacier. Yerba Loca is home to more than 500 species of plant and animal life. Look for the grey fox or Darwin’s leaf-eared mouse. Overhead, you might spot eagles or the mighty Chilean condor with a 10-foot (3-m) wingspan. After the hike, enjoy a delightful gourmet picnic lunch, which includes freshly made local bread, wine, seasonal fruit, cheeses & ham and more. We relax, reflecting on the day together. We share what we have enjoyed about our interaction with nature, between us and the beautiful environment.

What’s included?

  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish/English)

  • Picnic lunch

  • 2 bottles of water

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Gratuities

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  • Duration: 1 day

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Private and/or semi private tours (2-8 pax) for a unique experience! Our tours are tailored to suit the most important person, you! As a Boutique Tour Company we offer day tours around Santiago and customized tours to the Lake District & Patagonia. In the Santiago area we offer a variety of day trips, such as horseback rides, winery tours, cultural & nature tours for the perfect day out! Our tailored tour experiences in Chile will take you off the beaten path! We create unique experiences and lasting memories in this beautiful country.

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