ANDEAN

FOOTHILLS

Santiago is one of the best cities in the world to practice hiking. Surrounded by hundreds of summits which allows outdoors sports all the year.

We invite you to a short hike in the Andean Foothills. Our exclusive path has one of the better sample of sclerophyllous forest around Santiago. At the summit, you’ll have an amazing view of part of the Andes Range and the city.

Highlights: Exclusive access to this path / Great views of the city and the Andes Range / Sclerophyllous forest / 40 minutes from Providencia

Options: 

a) Choose morning, afternoon versions or our Night Hiking version

b) Ask for a horseback version.

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Location

Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Medium


Hiking time

1 hour ascent, 20 min of rest at the summit and 50 min of descent.


Transportation time

30-40 min from the meeting point at Providencia.


Technical data

Distance: 0,9 mi (one way) / Ramp: 1.150 ft. / Maximum Altitude: 5.250 ft


Season

Year round.


Requirements

Age of participants must be between 7 and 75 years old. Physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).

10:00 Meeting Point (your hotel or other point)

10:40 Walking starts among native forest.

11:40 Summit lookout.

11:40 – 12:00 Rest and time to take photos and look around the amazing landscape

12:50 Back in the starting point

13:30 Back in your hotel.

Warning: This activity could include hiking in irregular terrain, driving by unmaintained land roads, sudden changes of weather, walk under strong sun.

What’s included

  • Private transportation.
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Hiking poles
  • Snack (isotonic juice and granola bars)
  • Access to private trail
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satelital Phone

What’s not included

  • Personal Clothing (check “Gear”)
  • Small backpack (rent available)
  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Summer:

  • Small backpack. If you don’t have, we can rent you one. (10 USD)
  • First layer or sport t-shirt
  • Polar Fleece or similar
  • Wind jacket
  • Hiking pants or similar comfortable to walk/ shorts (ask for the weather the day before)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat/ lipbalm
  • Sunscreen

Winter:

  • Summer gear
  • Down or puffy Jacket
  • First layer upper and lower body
  • Liner gloves
  • Wool hat
  • Balaclava/ Neck gator

price_half day hike

Booking steps:

  1. Choose a date: Pick any day you want or join one of the groups you will find in green at the bottom calendar (It´s cheaper!)
  2. Click on “Book Now” at the left side of the screen, write us and wait for our confirmation.
  3. You may pay by Paypal (we’ll send you an invoice to your e-mail), cash or an electronic transfer if you have a chilean bank account.