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Yerba Loca Hike

Price: $174.00
Tour operates from September through May.
Santiago Yerba Loca Hike Tour (La Paloma Glacier)
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Tour Details
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Go on a scenic mountain journey and experience a calmer side of Chile away from the commotion of city life. This Yerba Loca hiking tour takes you through the eponymous nature sanctuary, a protected site that is home to some of Chile's most beautiful natural landmarks and wildlife. Your Yerba Loca Sanctuary Tour includes private transport, park entrance, and a bilingual guide.

The Yerba Loca tour begins at 9 a.m. as you make your way to the sanctuary. You'll then begin a 3-hour trek to a gorgeous waterfall where you can take in the surrounding valley and eat lunch (at your own expense). This stop offers a majestic view of the valley, where you're enclosed by some of the area's notable mountains and hills, including Cerro Altar (roughly 17,000 feet high); it's the second highest mountain visible from Santiago.

The highlight of this Yerba Loca hike is La Paloma Glacier, one of the largest in Central Chile. This glacier is considered a "hanging glacier," which means it originates on the wall of a glacier valley and descends only a portion of the way to the main glacier's surface; falling ice is a common sight. Before returning to your transport, you will have the opportunity to build small stone towers (known as "pircas") to greet future travelers on their journeys. Book this fun and unique Yerba Loca tour now for a full day of sightseeing away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
10 Hours
Shore Excursion Departs From
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Activity Level
Moderate
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Light clothing, sunscreen, comfortable shoes, and a windbreaker are recommended.
Restrictions
Customers should be in decent physical condition. This tour is not handicap accessible.