We have set aside a special adventure for those looking to live the majestic Cordillera de los Andes in all 5 senses, privileged enough to witness an overwhelming wild nature in one of the world´s most unique flora and fauna scenarios.
Early in the morning, along with the mountain breeze caressing us, we embark on a 1km walk from the “Cabrerío” sector – named after the muleteers who keep their animals in the pens during the spring and summer seasons – bordering the Cerro (hill) Aguja Escondida, right before entering the Engorda Valley. We will witness high peaks such as the Arena, Catedral, Navarrete and Punta Zanzi hills, the prelude to the imposing San José volcano – (5,880 m.a.s.l.) a rocky massif that shows at its summit the border with our brotherly neighbour country, Argentina. Without a doubt, sensing the unique silence of the mountain, it is the perfect place for amazement.
Given the geography of the valley, you will have a 360° panoramic view of the surrounding peaks and, if we are lucky, we will have the opportunity to observe our emblematic national bird, the condor, taking advantage of the mountain range´s thermal winds to fly over the area.
Foxes, “vizcacha” hares, “caranchos” (scavenger birds) and eagles, among other species, are also participants in our tour.
We will reach a point where we will be able to observe and contemplate for a few minutes the Engorda Valley in all its full measure. After a break that will allow us to immortalize the moment, we will take the opportunity and enjoy a snack, specially prepared for this adventure. We will then continue our course, this time through the north of the valley, so we can appreciate the Colina River more closely, and if the weather is smiling at us, we will observe the majesty of the Espíritu Santo (Holy Spirit) glacier.
For a proper tour-wrap, we will stop for a “box lunch” of typical Chilean food (“empanada”), along with a soda to liven up the journey.
The experience has a total duration of 10 hours approx, including the walk which we will adapt according to your own pace.
Rely on our specialized guides that will take you to Cajón del Maipo & Valle de la Engorda ExperienceTerms and Conditions
- 8:30 am Hotel Pick up
- 05:00 pm Hotel Drop off