Juncal Andean Park: Hiking over a Glacial Tongue


Juncal Andean Park is an ecological reserve created in 1911. This private property, preservation of a pristine andean ecosystem is located in the middle of Juncal valley, just two hours north from Santiago. It has unique natural features and a remarkable beauty. In may of 2010 the park was designated “RAMSAR wetlands of international importance” such as other 11 recognized sites in Chile. Wetlands are a focus of conservation for its vital importance as a source of life, especially in harsh environments as the Juncal. We’ll reach the park entrance alongside a forgotten train railway that used to crossed the Andes. From here we will hike into Juncal valley following a low slope trail by the eastern bank of the namesake river. The trail will lead us to a huge wetland, a mountain oasis plenty of life due to the presence of water during all year round. After crossing “Monos de agua” river we´ll get prepare for the last section that will become less clear and steepest as we continue through a drawer that reveal the presence of a huge ice body. In this last section we´ll begin to feel the steep moraine configuration, realizing that we are already over Juncal glacier.

Tour info

10 hours
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Why take this tour?

Explore the Andes hiking along the Juncal Andean Park, which has unique natural features and a remarkable beauty. Emplaced just two hours from Santiago, this private park created in 1911, comprises the Andean wetlands, a focus of conservation for its vital importance as a source of life which provide shelter to a wide variety of birds. The main activity consists to reach the largest glacier of Chile out of Patagonia and Antartic; The imposing Juncal Glacier, that curiously face the sunlight to the north, leaving astonished those who decide to go to meet it.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Comfortable transport

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Binoculars

  • First aid kit

  • Trekking poles

  • Box lunch per person:

  • Accident insurance

  • Personal clothing

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Coigue Expeditions

About operator:

We are an ecotourism company which aims to generate a meaningful experience, as well as knowledge and appreciation of Chilean nature, by designing and offering recreational outdoor activities. In Coigue Expeditions we are committed to stimulate the interest of our passengers to see at first hand and understand in different aspects, the relationship between people and the environment. Based on the concepts of social and environmental responsibility as primary basis, we strive to provide a personalised and excellent service in terms of safety and quality, ensuring our passengers an unforgettable experience.

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