Owl Route

Soak up nature and culture

Our journey

We leave from Santiago at first hour of the morning, bound for Cajón del Maipo, where we will begin our adventure, of natural and cultural beauty. In this place you will have the opportunity to enjoy a unique landscape that will fill your soul. The Maipo River Valley, formed about 45 million years ago, provides its visitors with numerous outdoor activities that will leave you fascinated.

On our first day, we will pick you up, to go 60 km southeast of Santiago, to the town of El Manzano. Along the way, you will discover the enormous natural, historical and cultural wealth that this place offers. Once we arrive at the accommodation, you can enjoy an exquisite dinner, accompanied by a glass of wine from the area, and then relax with a professional massage and enjoy the heated pool.

The next day, we will make a geological route that will take us to discover the beauty of the surroundings of the past of the mining town El Volcán , que te dejará maravillado con su riqueza histórica y natural. that will leave you amazed with its historical and natural wealth. At night, we will visit the Astronomical Center Roan Jasé, located half an hour from our accommodation. In this place, we will look at the immensity of the sky, which will surprise you with a blanket of stars that you will not see anywhere else. We will close the day with a glass of wine in hand, to toast the beautiful show.

Our third day begins with a delicious breakfast, which will leave us to prepare our trek to the top of La Piedra del Búho viewpoint, where you can see the flight of  birds in the area.

During the journey, you will be surrounded by native flora and fauna of the place, and if luck is with us, we could come across the flight of a Condor. Upon arrival at your destination, you will have time to capture with your lens the majestic view of El Cajón and the surrounding mountain ranges that surround it.
Then we will return to our starting point and if you wish, you can have lunch before our return to Santiago.

We have first aid assistance so that on this trip, you only have to worry about enjoying the surroundings.

Sandwich Cajón del Maipo cervecería

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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

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