Millions of years ago, the Cajón del Maipo was submerged under sea water and one can see the evidence of this by the interesting rock formations and various fossils dating back to that era.
On our Day Trip to Cajón del Maipo Tour, you will enjoy a wonderful day outside with breath taking views of the wild untamed nature of the Cajon del Maipo. We drive through the old settlement village of San José (dating back from 1792) on our way to Lagunillas. Lagunillas is a small ski resort at 2137 m altitude, which allows many summer activities such as biking, hiking and camping.
We will be greeted by our Swiss friend and Chef, Fritz who will be waiting for us in his cozy chalet with coffee and some home-made bread. You then have the option to go for a small walk in the mountains with his dogs; to explore the area or just to read a book while enjoying the peacefulness of nature.
In the afternoon, Chef Fritz will serve us a tasty lunch, make sure you let us know your preferences (beef, chicken/turkey, fish or vegetarian). After lunch, we slowly make our way back to Santiago.
More about this amazing place: millions of years ago, the Cajón del Maipo was submerged under seawater and you can see the evidence of this by the interesting rock formations and various fossils dating back to that era. The roads of the valley where we will drive through was once formed the bottom of the ocean….
The first inhabitants of the area were the Chinquillanes Indians but also traces of the Incas have been found in that area, like a mummy which now can be seen in the National Museum of Natural History.
You will be picked up at 10.00 and returned by 18.00 to your hotel. Drive time is about 2 hours from Santiago.
This tour is available Monday through Sunday, October to May
(in the winter we do a Snow Shoe tour there) Price per person: 190.00 USD *based on a minimum of 2 travellers
What’s included? ⊕ Private transport ⊕ Bilingual guide ⊕ Coffee & Breakfast ⊕ Lunch
What’s not Included: ⊕ Optional gratuities for guides & drivers ⊕ Items of personal nature ⊕ Travel insurance
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