Travel Type: Active
Duration: 1 Day
- Tour Description
To reach the starting point of your hike through the Cerro Morado (Purple Hill) National Park, your guide will collect you from your hotel early in the morning. Before reaching the small settlement of Baños Morales, where you set off on your walk, the drive leads past the slopes of the Cajón del Maipo, a deep valley cut by the Maipo River. The hike leads through a highland valley with the majestic Cerro Morado always in view. There are impressive panoramas of other summits, some over 5,000m/16,405ft high. With a little luck, you will spot a condor circling in its natural habitat. At the end of the valley, the small San Francisco glacier sits below a moraine layer and feeds the river that flows down the valley.
Trekking boots are recommended for this tour, as well as sunscreen.
October to May. This hike is of medium difficulty, takes about 5 hrs and covers a distance of around 14km/9mi; box lunch is included; return to Santiago in the early evening.