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Glacier Hike at El Morado Natural Monument from Santiago

Highlights
  • Hike El Morado Natural Monument to San Francisco Glacier
  • Embark on a thrilling adventure ideal for fit, active hikers
  • Enjoy spectacular Andean scenery while trekking among the great outdoors
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Glacier Hike at El Morado Natural Monument from Santiago
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Glacier Hike at El Morado Natural Monument from Santiago
US$110.00
Overview

Embark on a thrilling 9-mile guided hike through Chile's spectacular El Morado Natural Monument National Park. Departing from Santiago, your adventure begins in the village of Baños Morales with a steep trek that flattens out as you go. Enjoy stunning natural scenery while making your way toward popular San Francisco Glacier and Morales Glacier pond. Savor a boxed lunch in the mountains, then set back out on your return trek. At the end of your day trip a vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to your hotel.

What to Expect
Your tour starts with early morning pickup from your hotel in the Santiago area. From there, you will head to El Morado Natural Monument National Park, which is located 93 km from Santiago.

The trek will start in Baños Morales, a mountain village at 1,900 meters above sea level. The first hour of the hike is steep and then it becomes flat. Altitude increase of 600 meters. You will take a trail that leads to the beautiful San Francisco Glacier (2,500 meters high) and the Morales Glacier pond.

During this hike, you will stop at a natural spring of iron-rich carbonated water called “Aguas de Panimávida”. Then, enjoy a box lunch in the mountains and then hike back for about 8 miles to the starting point. You will then board your vehicle back to Santiago and be dropped-off at your hotel. Connect with nature and enjoy this park on a great day trip.
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile
Great trip with great guides!

Four of our family (mid- 50's couple and 2 young adults) went on this hike and we can't say enough good things about it and the AndoAndes staff! We booked the tour at least a month before we traveled from the US to Chile. AndoAndes...More

Thank DeFord D
AndoAndesExcursions, Responsable relations clients at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hello ! We thank you for your feedback and we are happy if you enjoyed the day ! The glacier hike is indeed our most challenging hike and we try to make everyone as comfortable as possible. We were glad to have you with us...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Wonderful Day Hike to El Morado!

My friend and I did the glacier hike with Ando Andes to El Morado. We had the perfect day! Our guides, Francisco and Javier, were so nice and knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun with them and also enjoyed our driver Felipe too. The...More

Thank AKyogi
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2018

Hello Akyogi Firstly, thanks so much por take a time to write us. We are so happy that you had a good time with AndoAndes, especially with Francisco, Javier and Felipe, our driver. We are waiting for you and your friends for an another adventure....More

Reviewed 8 March 2018
A Great Adventure

I took this tour on 26 February 2018, and it was a great adventure. I recommend it to anyone with the requisite hiking miles under their belt. There were only four of us all together and we kept a pretty good pace. At 67 I,...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hello ! Thanks so much for your feedback we are so happy thay you had a good time with Joaquin in the Andes. We are waiting for you for a next time . Regards Carol Salinas

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Glacier Hike

I did the glacier hike with Gonzalo from Ando Andes out of Santiago in March 2018. Being a bit of a mountain person, for me this was the best location to visit from Santiago in the time I had. Gonzalo was very knowledgeable, friendly, spoke...More

Thank Jezer L
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello Jezer, Thanks you so much for your feedback, we are so happy that you had a good time with Gonzalo- Its true, In Chile we have a lot of amazing places, but around to Santiago isn´t common. Is surprising as in a few km...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Fantastic Day-Hike in the Andes

I got picked up on time in the morning. On our way to the Andes our guides explained us a lot about the local landscape etc. It took us about 4hrs to reach the El Morado Glacier and lake (and another 2-3hrs to get back)....More

1  Thank Mara K
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Dear Mara, we are very pleased to hear about the fantastic experience you had wth us!! It sounds like you had an excelent day. We work very hard to produce high quality experiences. We hope to have you or your friends with us on a...More

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