Owl Route

3 Days / 2 Night

Without doubt the best choice for a weekend away from the capital, this program will take you to Cajón del Maipo, a beautiful valley just 60 km outside Santiago, the ideal place to be awestruck by the night sky. We will visit the area’s first tourism and educational observatory, where you will learn about astronomy first-hand and have the chance to observe the appearance of constellations as well as other astronomical phenomena. We will also discover Cajón del Maipo’s geological heritage through stops at various geosites, and try a variety of local dishes. During your stay, you can relax with a massage in the comfort of your lodge, walk through Cajón del Maipo’s Andean landscape, explore local flora and fauna, and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

Day 1 / Arrival, Massage in the Afternoon

We will pick you up from your hotel in Santiago and start our journey to the village of El Manzano, in Cajón del Maipo. Once we enter the valley, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the magnificent Andean Mountains and Maipo River. Upon arrival, our host will greet you and show you to your beautiful suite. End the day with a delicious dinner and a glass of Chilean wine. You can also take time to relax in our heated pool and enjoy a massage before returning to the comfort of your room.

Day 2 / Earth by day, stars by night

On day 2 of our tour, we will travel deep into the Andes Mountains and discover El Membrillo copper mine, a spectacular secret hidden in the Maipo Valley at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. We will continue our journey underground, and learn more about the minerals that can be extracted. After dark, we will have a completely different experience, shifting our attention from the depths of the earth to the night sky at the Roan Jasé astronomical center, rounding off the evening with a glass of wine.

 

Day 3 / Hike and return to Santiago

On day 3, after a delicious breakfast, we will get ready to walk to one of the most popular viewpoints in the area. We will hike into the mountains through beautiful native flora such as soap bark trees, Chilean acorns, litre trees and cacti. If you’re lucky, you will also see majestic condors soaring above. After spending some time at the viewpoint, we will start our descent, with beautiful views of Cajón del Maipo and the surrounding mountains. After returning from the hike, we will stop for lunch at a local restaurant (optional) before returning to Santiago.

 

Transport to and from Santiago Airport or hotel

English and Spanish-speaking guide

Full board during the entire say

Snack, fruit and water

Accommodation for 2 nights in selected hotel (premium suites or suites)

Geological, astronomy and hiking excursion

Start and end of activities in your accommodation

Massage (30 mins) and use of pool

Entry tickets

Support vehicle during the activity

First aid kit

Photos of the activity

Additional drinks

Puma Route

3 Days / 2 Nights

If you want to get rid of all that stress and accumulated energy, this is the ideal program for you. Cajón del Maipo is the perfect destination for adventure tourism lovers, and this three-day, two-night program incorporates a range of the best activities including hiking, mountain biking, zip lining and rafting on the Maipo River, in addition to accommodation at an exclusive lodge amidst the beautiful Andes Mountains landscape. Stimulate your senses by jumping, flying and swimming through this mountain environment, and exploring local flora and fauna.

Day 1 / Arrival and hiking

We will pick you up in Santiago and start our journey from Chile’s capital city to a small village in Cajón del Maipo. As we enter the valley, you will get your first views of the magnificent Andes Mountains and Maipo River on our way to the lodge where you will spend the next few days. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our host, who will take you to your comfortable suite. Enjoy a delicious lunch and get ready to discover the impressive surrounding landscape on our afternoon hike. After some brief instructions, we will walk along a trail through natural forest, surrounded by enormous soap bark trees, Chilean acorns and litre trees. During the hike, our guide will point out a range of flora and fauna, and once we reach the viewpoint we will stop for a rest and take in the beautiful views of the valley and Andes Mountains. End the day with a tasty dinner and a glass of Chilean wine while you marvel at the starry Andean sky before returning to the comfort of your suite.

Day 2 / Mountain biking & rafting

After a delicious breakfast, get ready to peddle along cycling trails through valleys in the Andes Mountains before reaching a 1,950-meter peak, where you will have an amazing panoramic view of Cajón del Maipo. Then, we will get ready for our mountain bike descent to return to the meeting point, where our guides will be waiting to take us on an exciting rafting adventure on the Maipo River. This river starts as a small mountain stream on the slopes of the Maipo Volcano, but rapidly transforms into a great torrent as it travels down the mountains towards the sea. Here, we will find the most challenging rapids. Get ready to enjoy this adrenaline-filled experience! After a delicious lunch and some time to relax, your next adventure awaits.

Day 3 / Zip Lining and return

After a delicious breakfast, get ready for an exciting high-altitude adventure as you zip line above the treetops on a 350-meter cable, allowing you to enjoy spectacular views of the forest. While zip lining, you can reach speeds of 30 miles per hour, so this activity isn’t suitable for everyone. Before your goodbye lunch, you will have some free time to relax by the pool. Then, enjoy your final views of the impressive Andes Mountains before returning to Santiago and continuing your journey in Chile

Transport to and from Santiago Airport or hotel

English and Spanish-speaking guide

Full board during the entire say

Snack, fruit and water

Accommodation for 2 nights in selected hotel (premium suites or suites)

Mountain bike, rafting and hiking excursion

Start and end of activities in your accommodation

Zip lining and use of pool

Entry tickets

Support vehicle during the activity

First aid kit

Photos of the activity

Additional drinks

Condor Route

7 Days / 6 Nights

This program will take you through the beautiful natural landscapes of Cajón del Maipo, where you will learn about astronomy, visit geosites and try a range of local dishes. During your stay, you can relax with a massage in the comfort of your lodge, explore local flora and fauna, and enjoy the fresh mountain air. We will also travel to Pirque, a rural area that produces some of Chile’s best grape varieties, to taste some premium wines. Our program will finish with a trip to the coastal region of Valparaíso, where you will enjoy the city’s unique charm.

Day 1 / Arrival, Massage in the Afternoon

We will pick you up from your hotel in Santiago and start our journey to the village of El Manzano, in Cajón del Maipo. Once we enter the valley, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of the magnificent Andean Mountains and Maipo River. Upon arrival, our host will greet you and show you to your comfortable suite. End the day with a delicious dinner and a glass of Chilean wine. You can also take time to relax in our heated pool and enjoy a massage before returning to the comfort of your room.

Day 2 / Earth by day, stars by night

On day 2 of our tour, we will travel deep into the Andes Mountains and discover El Membrillo copper mine, a spectacular secret hidden in the Maipo Valley at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. We will continue our journey underground, and learn more about the minerals that can be extracted. After dark, we will have a completely different experience, shifting our attention from the depths of the earth to the night sky at the Roan Jasé astronomical center, rounding off the evening with a glass of wine

 

Day 3 / Hike and wine

On day 3, you will visit one of the best-preserved nature reserves in central Chile, Río Clarillo National Park. We will hike a two-hour trail through magical, pristine sclerophyll forests, where we will find out more about the area, as well as how to hike without leaving a mark on nature. Together with our expert local guide, you will also discover a wide variety of flora and fauna, such as the condor, Chilean iguana, Andean fox, puma or southern grumbler lizard. We will finish our trail at a viewpiont where you will be able to see the Río Clarillo Valley, before heading to a local vineyard owned by the Alyan family, which showcases their warmth and passion for wine.
Upon arriving at the winery, we will taste three premium wines, each with a unique aroma and flavor, together with an exquisite cheese board with almonds, salami and walnuts to complement each grape variety

Al llegar realizaremos una cata extensiva de tres vinos premium cada uno con un aroma y sabor diferente acompañados de una exquisita tabla de quesos, almendras, salames, nueces que pondrán la nota de diferencia a cada vino.

Day 4 / Andes Mountains & hot springs

Our next stop will be Colina Hot Springs, located a few miles from the border with Argentina at 2,500 meters above sea level, where you will have the chance to bathe in open-air hot springs while taking in the beautiful mountain views. There are 9 pools with water temperatures that vary between 25°C and 55°C.

The hot springs are perfectly integrated into this wonderful mountain environment, where you can appreciate the majesty of the Andes Mountains. The waters of Colina Hot Springs are rich in volcanic minerals, and you can cover your body in mineral-rich mud originating from the San José Volcano that has a series of healing properties, such as alleviating joint pain, healing skin wounds, purifying toxins, and even improving conditions such as depression and stress.

Day 5 / From the Andes to the Pacific coast

Today, we will travel to Chile’s coast for a unique experience by the Pacific Ocean. We will leave at 9:30 a.m. on the 100-mile journey to Viña del Mar. Once we have checked into our hotel, we will get ready to explore the emblematic hills of nearby Valparaíso, as well as other attractions such as Plaza Aníbal Pinto.

We will start the excursion by riding one of the city’s famous funiculars, named Queen Victoria, and visit the Cerro Alegre and Cerro Concepción hills, walking through their streets and staircases while observing old churches and picturesque colorful houses.

Later, we will travel to the city center to enjoy an incredible traditional lunch with the best seafood the Chilean coast has to offer.

After lunch, we will ride the Artillería funicular to the 21 de Mayo Promenade, where you will have one of the best views of Valparaíso. We will finish our excursion with a boat trip that will take us around Valparaíso bay, where you will learn more about the port’s history, the large number of shipwrecks, and see Chilean navy vessels. After the boat trip, we will return to our hotel.

 

Day 6 / Birdwatching

After breakfast, we will get ready to visit one of Chile’s best birdwatching sites, located at the mouth of the Aconcagua River a few miles north of Viña del Mar. Here, we will find the wonderful Concón Wetlands, where you can spot a wide variety of migratory birds such as Franklin’s gulls and the famous paradise tanager, which from October to March travel from the Northern Hemisphere to rest and feed.

Once we have arrived at the wetlands, we will take part in a birdwatching activity via kayak, providing a different perspective from which to appreciate and photograph the incredible birds that we can find in this area.

For lunch, we will enjoy some delicious seafood empanadas at a traditional restaurant in Concón. During our time at the coast, we will also visit several wineries in the Casablanca Valley, from family-owned boutiques to major wine industry players. While at the wineries, you will be able to see the wine cellars, speak to winemakers about the production process, and walk around beautiful vineyards. We will finish the day in the comfort of your hotel.

 

Day 7 / Viña Del Mar - Santiago Airport SCL

Unfortunately, our time in the breathtaking Cajón del Maipo with its impressive mountains, Pirque with its delicious wines, and the Valparaíso Region with its coastal charm has come to an end. After breakfast, we will take you to the airport.

We hope this has been a trip that you will always remember!

End of program.

Transport to and from Santiago Airport or hotel

English and Spanish-speaking guide

Full board during the entire say

Snack, fruit and water

Accommodation for 2 nights in selected hotel (premium suites or suites)

Geological, astronomy, kayak, hot springs and hiking excursion

Boutique winery and wetlands visit

Start and end of activities in your accommodation

Massage (30 mins) and use of pool

Entry tickets

Support vehicle during the activity

First aid kit

Photos of the activity

Additional drinks

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