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Cajón del Maipo

Get to know more about the Destination

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…

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    Hotel Altiplánico San Alfonso

They recommend us

  • "The guide we had in Pucon, Alexandre Joly, is excellent. Very knowledgeable about history, traditions, geography, vegetation, animals, vulcanology and a very good narrator. We hope that all the guides…"

    June/2012

    Dan Marinescu

  • "Great attention from guides, transfers and the whole tours. In general terms, everything was perfect."

    February/2013

    César Orozco Martini

  • "Everything was excellent and well coordinated. The attention was really good, everyone is very kind and tour was fully accomplished, just like it was shown on the website. "

    January/2013

    Juvitza Glasinovic

  • "Thanks to Marihana, who was the person who attended me. She was very helpful and kind in her attention. 100% of recommendation. "

    March/2013

    Cristián Valle

  • "In general, the trip was very beautiful. We had the chance to see the beauty of Chile, a very cozy country with friendly people."

    January/2013

    Edmundo Montalvao

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

  • VisitChile.com 2002
  • Chile Tour Operator
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