ANDES TOUR

VALLE NEVADO

This is the perfect trip if you want to see the Andes without too much physical effort at just one hour from Santiago. Is a half day trip, mostly a road trip with some short walking to great lookouts.

We will go by a winding road of 25 miles, gaining altitude with each bend and stopping in some lookouts one of them with a nice Chilean cheese & wine and amazing views. Our destination for this trip is Valle Nevado (the world famous ski resort) high in the Andes Mountain Range with an altitude of 3,000 meters (9,843ft) where you will have the opportunity to walk to a lookout and take photos in the absolute beauty of this location.

Encounters with Condor Bird and Chilean Foxes are usual

SEE 360 ° VIEW FROM VALLE NEVADO LOOKOUT (WINTER)

Highlights: close to Santiago / half day tour / small groups: that means you can ask your guide for example to stop in order to take pictures /amazing views of the Andes Range / cheese and wine at amazing lookout with great options to see Condor Bird /Visit to Valle Nevado Ski Resort

Options: add to this tour a horseback riding through a vineyard + cellar tour + wine tasting with a  discount of 10%. For more details, please press here.

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Location

Región Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Easy


Tour time

5,5 hours round trip


 Technical data

Walking lenght: 1 mile round trip / Ramp: 180 ft. / Maximum altitude: 7650 ft


Season

Year round.


Requirements

Age of participants must be between 14 and 75 years old. Physical and medical condition must be compatible with activity (When in doubt, please ask).

The times on the itinerary below are an approximation of the schedule. These times could vary depending on weather and the speed of your group. A more accurate pick -up time will delivered once we receive your pick -up address obtained through the booking process.

8:00 am: You will be picked up from your hotel in Santiago, (or other desired location in Santiago) by our bilingual driver and guide. Once all guests are together you will journey west towards the Andes, driving through Las Condes to connect onto the Farellones road towards Valle Nevado. On the way you will have time to take photos of the scenery and look back at the disappearing city of Santiago as you gain altitude. Exact pick up time will be delivered by email.

8:40 am there will be a view point stop to take photos of the Paloma Glacier and Mount Altar.

10:00 am – 11:00 am You will reach Valle Nevado Ski Resort. Here you will have views of the ski resort, the Andes, Iver Glacier, and The Cepo Valley. There will be 40 minutes break to look around Valle Nevado before heading back down the mountain toward Santiago where you will arrive at around 1:30pm.

11:30 am There will be a stop to take a guided hike to the various view points for yet more photo opportunities and to take in the views of The Andes Range. You will be guided to our secret, private look out where you can sit and drink wine and eat cheese while enjoy the views and the wildlife.

1:30 pm Expected return time to the hotel.

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

What's included

  • Private transportation from your hotel in Santiago
  • Guides
  • Cheese & Wine at our secret private lookout
  • Bottled water
  • Snowshoes (when is snow caped)

What's not included

  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Summer:

  • Polar Fleece or similar insulation
  • Wind jacket
  • Sun glasses

Winter:

  • Summer gear +: (ask for rental if you need)
    • Down or puffy Jacket
    • First layer upper and lower body
    • Liner gloves or ski gloves
    • Wool hat
    • Balaclava/ Neck gator

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