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Glacier and Hot Springs Hike

Price: $201.00
This tour operates from November to June.
Glacier and Hot Springs Hike Tour from Santiago
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Beautiful glaciers and relaxing hot springs await you on this Chile hot springs hike. You'll take a five-hour round-trip trek to the beautiful San Francisco Glacier and then go for a nice dip in the famous Banos Colina hot spring. For an enjoyable day filled with gorgeous sights and cozy waters, look no further than this Chile glacier hike.

Your Chile hot springs tour begins as you make your way to El Morado National Monument, a small national park that is home to the San Francisco Glacier. This glacier is one of many in Chile; approximately 80% of the glaciers in South America reside in Chile. Follow a curvaceous road chiseled into the mountain range, admiring rushing rivers, verdant vineyards and beautifully sculpted rock formations as you travel. En route to the park and glacier, you'll stop at San Jose de Maipo to appreciate the quaint architecture and purchase snacks for the energetic hike.

Throughout the four-hour trek, your guide will share the history and geology of the area. Follow your guide through a diverse spectrum of natural scenes, encountering steep rocky inclines and lush meadows of blooming wild flowers as you walk. Gaze at the jagged snow-capped spires of the Andes as you keep your eyes peeled for graceful condors gliding up above.

Upon your arrival at the glacier, make sure your camera is ready for the photo op of a lifetime; the glaciers offers a majestic view of the extensive flora and fauna in the area. You'll eat a glacier-side lunch before continuing to the Banos Colina hot springs for a soothing bath. Comprised of five man-made pools, Banos Colina offers the ultimate relaxation experience. As you bathe in the cozy waters, you have a grand view of the Andes right next to you. After the hot springs, you'll conclude your tour with a trip back to Santiago.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
13 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
Custom pick-up is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
A filling box lunch consisting of a fresh sandwich, fruit, and snacks, along with wine, juice, local cheese and snacks are included. Please advise of any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing, a jacket, and closed-toed, flat-soled walking shoes. Guests should bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 14 years old. Guests must be able to walk over paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and/or at an incline. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women and those with heart conditions or other serious medical issues. Customers should be in decent physical condition. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.