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Cajón del Maipo

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Cajon del Maipo is one of the most popular attractions in the capital city. Located only an hour away from Santiago, it offers beautiful landscapes; some of them are El Morado Natural Monument, Cascada de las Animas Nature Sanctuary and Clarillo River National Reserve.

It is an ideal place to practice adventure sports, considering it features springs, paths and vineyards.

There are also protected areas and the Lagunillas Skiing Center, in which you can practice snowboard and randonne, among others.

Attractions

Flora and fauna. Springs. Adventure sport conditions.

Activities

Trekking, high mountain tours, climbing, sport fishing, rafting, canoe, windsurf, photography.

Location

Metropolitan region.

How to get there?

To Pirque: Land route, by Vicuña Mackenna Ave. South from Santiago.

To Cajon del Maipo: Land route, by La Florida Ave. Then take Route G-25 to San Gabriel. Another option is take Vicuña Mackenna Ave. or La Florida Ave. to Puente Alto. Then take route to Las Vizcachas and turn to take Route G-25.

When to go?

All year long.

Climate

Mediterranean weather. There is a dry season and rain during winter time. The annual media temperature is 14ºC, and the annual media precipitations are 356.2 milimeters.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, roads, outdoor activities, camping.

Surroundings

Colina Springs, Morales Springs, Lagunillas Skiing Center, La Plancha and Puntiagudo Hills, Purgatorio Hill, El Canelo, El Guayacán, El Ingenio, El Manzano, El Melocotón, El Romeral, El Volcan, El Yeso Dam, Las Vertientes, El Morado Natural Monument, Pirque, Clarillo River National Reserve, San Alfonso, San Gabriel, San Jose de Maipo, Cascada de Las Animas Nature Sanctuary, Plomo Springs, Concha y Toro Vineyards, Tupungatito Volcano.

Some featured hotels in Cajón del Maipo

  • Hotel Altiplánico San Alfonso

    Nestled between the impressive mountains of the Andes, this small hotel is designed to fuse into the earth, with an expansive beautiful garden, including a swimming pool, a hot bathtub and a breath taking scenery. Swirling 360 degrees…

    From USD$320 Ref. Double

    Hotel Altiplánico San Alfonso

They recommend us

  • "Dear Mariangel and Verena, I wanted to just thank you for everything. The trip has been great in every way. He returned to Argentina, Chile knowing much more than I thought, thanks to my travel companions,…"

    February/2013

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  • "We have received an excellent attention from VisitChile and their Patagonia colaborator, COMAPA. Thanks a lot for everything. "

    December/2012

    María Jesús Sasieta

  • "Excellent service, excellent hotels. "

    April/2013

    Claudio German Roa

  • "The service provided by Visit Chile was very good."

    March/2013

    Denisse Lesack

  • "I liked everything a lot, I will recommend you and also I agree with the comment: excellent accomplishment of what was promised!"

    December/2012

    Jaracy Sayao

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Contact us

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