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Volcano & Hotsprings 4K provided by AndoAndes - Day Tours

Volcano & Hotsprings 4K
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Tour snapshot
Cajon del Maipo tour from Santiago: San Jose Volcano and Banos de Colina
Duration:
1 day
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
A guided tour to Cajon del Maipo takes the guesswork out of deciding where to visit in this top Santiago day trip destination. Your guides carry food and water during a challenging hike through the Andes to a scenic vista point and then drive you to natural thermal pools, where they break out a bottle of Chilean wine and tapas. This small-group tour is limited to 12 people or fewer so your guides can give you the personal attention and detailed information large tours are likely to miss.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 3-hour trek gets you off the beaten tourist track 
  • Guides carry water, snacks, and lunch—leaving you free to walk with ease 
  • Trip to natural thermal springs relaxes you after the hike
  • Small-group tour means you’re not just another tourist
  • Fun and engaging way to learn about Cajon del Maipo 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for easy transport
What to expect
  • Get ready for your tour to Cajon del Maipo from Santiago by wearing comfortable layers and good hiking shoes; be ready for morning hotel pickup. After driving to a trailhead, follow your guide on a 3.5-mile (6 kilometer) hike through the Andes to a lookout point 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level. Though the trek is challenging, your guides never rush you and keep you entertained with information about the ecosystem as you hike. Your guides also carry backpacks with snacks and water so you don’t have to, and they make you a picnic lunch to eat while you admire views from the summit. After descending, drive to the thermal water pools at Banos Colina. Natural pools feel luxurious after a challenging hike (and when enjoyed with an included glass of Chilean wine and tapas). Get dropped off at your Santiago hotel at the end of the tour. Please note: This tour is of medium difficulty and intended for people in good physical condition between 12 and 70 years old. Those with asthma, heart problems, obesity, or a surgical operation in the past six months should not attempt the trek. Tour may change due to weather conditions and is only available from October to May.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 3-hour trek gets you off the beaten tourist track 
  • Guides carry water, snacks, and lunch—leaving you free to walk with ease 
  • Trip to natural thermal springs relaxes you after the hike
  • Small-group tour means you’re not just another tourist
  • Fun and engaging way to learn about Cajon del Maipo 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for easy transport
What to expect
  • Get ready for your tour to Cajon del Maipo from Santiago by wearing comfortable layers and good hiking shoes; be ready for morning hotel pickup. After driving to a trailhead, follow your guide on a 3.5-mile (6 kilometer) hike through the Andes to a lookout point 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level. Though the trek is challenging, your guides never rush you and keep you entertained with information about the ecosystem as you hike. Your guides also carry backpacks with snacks and water so you don’t have to, and they make you a picnic lunch to eat while you admire views from the summit. After descending, drive to the thermal water pools at Banos Colina. Natural pools feel luxurious after a challenging hike (and when enjoyed with an included glass of Chilean wine and tapas). Get dropped off at your Santiago hotel at the end of the tour. Please note: This tour is of medium difficulty and intended for people in good physical condition between 12 and 70 years old. Those with asthma, heart problems, obesity, or a surgical operation in the past six months should not attempt the trek. Tour may change due to weather conditions and is only available from October to May.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8921P7
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Gourmet Sandwich & Snack
  • Glass of wine
  • Bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Complimentay Insurance
Exclusions
  • Pickups in private residences
  • Gratuities
Duration
1 day
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels and hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Center. If you are out of our range please put in contact with us ! Also, we need the information about the address of the AIRBNB (if you are staying in one) to manage if we can pick you up there or coordinate the closest meeting point!
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund with 48 hours of anticipation.
  • Vegetarian option is available and other dietary requierements, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Recommendations: sunscreen, trekking shoes, daypack, camera and warm jacket, sun hat.
  • Passport number,full name, country and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Gourmet Sandwich & Snack
  • Glass of wine
  • Bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Complimentay Insurance
Exclusions
  • Pickups in private residences
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotels and hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Center. If you are out of our range please put in contact with us ! Also, we need the information about the address of the AIRBNB (if you are staying in one) to manage if we can pick you up there or coordinate the closest meeting point!
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Duration
1 day
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund with 48 hours of anticipation.
  • Vegetarian option is available and other dietary requierements, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Recommendations: sunscreen, trekking shoes, daypack, camera and warm jacket, sun hat.
  • Passport number,full name, country and date of birth is required at time of booking for all participants.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun. 2020
A note from Volcano & Hotsprings 4K
Yes, we do have face masks. We ask tour participants to please bring their own masks, ideally reusable. As we are an ecological company we prefer not to have to use disposable masks to avoid contamination. We will also have an affidavit from the passenger that is free of the disease.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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4.5
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James L
Stockport, UK14 contributions
We did three tours with Andoandes. A volcano hike and hot springs tour, condor look out and el yeso dam and a winary and horse riding experience. We originally only booked one tour however because of the great experience we decided to book more, which we definitely didn't regret. We travelled during covid 19 and Gonzalo really did save our holiday and made it extremely special and memorable. Gonzalo and Jorge were both fabulous and extremely knowledgable. We learnt a lot about the chilian culture and language.They were also really lovely people and we had great fun during our time with them. Gonzalo is a great photographer and he took pride in capturing excellent photos of the tour and we have some amazing photos to look back on. Gonzalo also went the extra mile as we needed clarifation about our flight due to uncertainty due to flight changes. Gonzalo went out of his way to ring the embassy which was extremely helpful. Overall we enjoyed all of the tours and would highly recommend. We found Gonzalo to be enthusiastic, organised and responsive. He communicated with us well throughout, from booking to after the tours whereby he sent us all the photos he had taken. Don't hestitate to book a tour with Andoandes!
Written 24 December 2020
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AndoAndes E
Hello James!! Thank you very much for this tremendous comment. It was really a pleasure for us to have taken them and that they enjoyed the experience so much that they booked 3 tours with us. It is truly a great honor for us to be able to meet expectations and make your experiences unforgettable moments. Gonzalo will be happy to receive this comment, like Jorge, he is a great connoisseur of the mountain. For the rest, you do not have to thank the help they gave you with your flight, we are here to help our passengers at all times during their stay in Chile. We really appreciate the good vibes of both of us and we hope that you return to Chile to live new experiences. A big hug! Daniela
Written 19 January 2021
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,962 contributions
Jan. 2020
Cant say enough good about this tour. Hiking in the Andes followed by a really rustic hot springs experience, well, it just doesn't get any better than this.
I can't add anything to the superlatives already expressed but I will add some thoughts about planning.
Read and follow their recommendations on how to dress. Good sturdy hiking shoes/boots are a must. One in our party wore only soft sneakers. He wasn't a happy guy. Bring water shoes for the hot springs. The sides are slippery and the floors of the pools are uneven and sometimes rocky. Bring sunscreen and/or a long sleeve shirt AND a hat.
I can't say enough good about this tour. One or our BEST memories ever.
Highly Recommended
Written 20 March 2020
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AndoAndes E
Thanks for your review! We love to know that our passengers had a great time! Thanks for the recommendations to the other ones, a hat, sunscreen and hiking shoes are the most important equipment! We hope to see you again back in Chile for another great experience! (:
Written 31 March 2020
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RamonaF541
Peoria, AZ79 contributions
To say that this trip far surpassed all expectations is mildly stating the truth. It began with excellent communication from the company, providing constant contact and directions to begin our adventure. It can be a bit daunting when you are communicating from another country, but I felt confident that there would be no misunderstandings. The command of the English language from the company was perfect. There was group of 10 of us, and we were promptly picked up by Alejandro, Mayara, and Felipe the driver at the designated time. We were provided all details of the excursion and the adventure began! We picked up another guide, Fernanda, along the way. All guides were so fun and engaging from the beginning! The drive was lovely, and the first stop was a wonderful bohemian-style restaurant in the Countryside area where we could buy a reasonably priced breakfast, and refreshments. This was convenient as the tour starts very early in the morning. When we arrived at our destination we were given hiking poles, which were needed. The trail is not hard, it is just very rocky! Hiking boots would be a better choice than tennis shoes or trainers due to the rocky terrain. The landscape was stunning! I would not say the hike was strenuous, but you should be in good shape to traverse the terrain, and deal with the altitude. The total group of 12 of us were awed at the surrounding beauty and landscape. We stopped at the the top and a delicious, hearty sandwich was provided to be eaten by a beautiful rushing river. Our guides - Mayara, Alejandro, and Fernanda were experienced and confident, and were in constant watchfulness ensuring the safety and comfort of the group. After a refreshing break and nourishment, we descended the hike. Then off to the next part of the journey - the Hot Springs! Wow! Pictures did not capture how magnificent the area was! The Hot Springs were relaxing, and it was amazing to sit in the warm waters surrounded by the the beautiful landscape of the area. On the way home we stopped again at that wonderful restaurant, and served some tasty local snacks and wine, compliments of the company. What a magnificent day it was to explore the beauty of the region, and to enjoy the engaging, fun, intelligent and charming company of Mayara, Alejandro, Fernanda, and Felipe. Having traveled all over the world, I can honestly say this trip was high on the list of wonderful things to do in a Country, made extra special by our fantastic guides. Thank you to all at AndoAndes!!
Written 9 February 2020
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AndoAndes E
Wow thank you for this great review, our guides are the best! Cajón del Maipo is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Chile. You will always be welcome to live another experience like this with us, we work very hard and we really apreciate this kind of reviews. Thank you so much! :)
Written 10 February 2020
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Denise B
8 contributions
This was a small group tour. A full day but not rushed. Stopped prior to hike for last restroom break and for breakfast (optional) or beverage. Picked up lunch there--gourmet sandwich--which was delicious. Stopped and took pics of waterfall. Once at hike place, we were given hiking sticks and bottle of water. Ensure to bring sunscreen. Hike was done at a comfortable place and allowed stops for picture taking. Had lunch by a stream. After, some of group went on for longer hike. Several of us hiked back to vehicle pick-up where we went to the hot springs. Restrooms, changing areas and showers were available at springs. 6 different pools with different temperatures.
Carlos was our driver--he drove safely and carefully which is very important on these roads. Our guides, Pato and Elias were friendly and professional. They willingly took pictures for all of us. They made this excursion enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour with this company. I would definitely rebook other tours with them. They even went out of there way to pick us up out of the zone pick-up area.
Written 15 January 2020
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AndoAndes E
Thanks for your review! We made the effort and now we can see that it was totally worth it! Knowing that you had an excellent day means everything to us, thank you very much for trusting us and enjoying the majesty of the Maipo canyon with us! The narutal hotsprings are just amazing, relax in the middle of the Andes it has no comparison! We will be waiting for you here in Chile to have another adventure together!
Written 23 January 2020
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Knu T
15 contributions
It was a fantastic day with Fenja and francisco! You have to book this tour and these great guys 😍 very thankful for the wonderful day trip 👏
Written 3 December 2019
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Hey thanks a lot for your review! Its absolutely a must if you spend some days in Santiago ! Isnt it? Regards! Coti
Written 5 December 2019
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Shannon T
1 contribution
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Great day trip to get out of the city and spend time outside with beautiful scenery. Loved all the hiking but it should be noted that the surface is loose and mostly up hill. In addition to bringing your swimsuit and towel for hot spring, you will also need a backpack to carry your lunch and water. They provide these items but you must carry. Well worth the trip and the best guide that is very knowledgeable while also creating a fun atmosphere.
Written 30 November 2019
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Dear Shannon! Thanks a lot for your review. We really much appreciate your advice, due to the terrain its importanto to bring proper and comfortable shoes and sun protection! Regards! Coti
Written 2 December 2019
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Calene
2 contributions
Nov. 2019 • Solo
This trip was so cool in terms of showing us the mountains and trekking! The tour guides were so willing to go above and beyond to make everyone feel safe and make the trip extra special! Would recommend to anyone and everyone!!
Written 9 November 2019
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Thanks a lot for yor review! We are so stoked you had a great experience. We will keep up the adventure. Best! Coti
Written 11 November 2019
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jordan181818
1 contribution
Nov. 2019 • Friends
I cannot describe how amazing this tour was in words. I've been on many trekking excursions and this is hands down the best! Javier, Gonzalo, and driver Carlos were very friendly and funny. The food was amazing, the views were amazing, everything was amazing.
The hot springs are not owned by the tour company and they warned us about the change rooms being gross and suggested we change in the van. I looked at the change rooms and I didn't think they were that bad, but they don't meet the high standards of this tour company.
This trek may seem on the pricier side but it was very worth it and I do not regret it. The guides are personable and go above and beyond to help the guests and really do love what they do.
In light of the current situation they even walked each person to the door of their hotel and for some of us that meant they braved the tear gas and smoke.

*Pictures soon to follow*
Written 8 November 2019
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AndoAndes E
Hi Jordan! Thanks for your amazing review! Thanks for shearing your experience with us, to know that you had a incredible experience is all that we are looking for! Our guides indeed loves what they do, that why they are the best ones! (: Hope to see you again in chile to another adventure with us!
Written 11 November 2019
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Pat
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Oct. 2019
We are both retired and wanted to experience a hike in the Andes. The hike was amazing. Greats views and we saw Condors. We brought our own boots and trekking poles. I understand that trekking poles are available for hire from AndoAndes. Our guide, Berni, was very helpful and had excellent English.

The hot springs where in the middle of nowhere, so do not expect 4 star luxury. The changing room / toilet block was adequate. The water was warm and was very hot in the highest pool. An interesting experience .
Written 6 November 2019
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AndoAndes E
Thanks for you review! The beautiful and astonishing trekking combined with the relaxing and natural hotsprings makes the best experience that you can have! Hope to see you again! (:
Written 11 November 2019
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jeff s
Langley City, Canada6 contributions
Mar. 2019
Hot springs have a nice view. The pools themselves are ok and have different temperatures. The facilities were being worked on while we were there and hopefully will be better shortly.
Written 6 July 2019
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Hey Jeff! Yes they are working on it, but its an outside provider or us. Weve been working with them as a local community, despite there are improvements and achievements. Its a process itself! Best regards! Coti
Written 30 July 2019
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Msquared615
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NO SHOW
I wish I could be writing a review on the tour itself, but it never happened. I received email confirmation from T
dedtomato
dedtomato
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Perfect experience with AndoAndes
I had two fantastic experiences with AndoAndes. I participated in the andes + hot spring tour - which is a perfect
Z9227WKcarolinal
Z9227WKcarolinal
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AMAZING HIKE AND GUIDE!
I had a fantastic experience with Ando Andes snow-hiking yesterday. They were punctual, knowledgeable and friendly.
kylye2020
kylye2020
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Incredible experience, not to be missed!
My partner and I took the 10k Snow Hike day trip yesterday (September 2020) and had a spectacular experience with A
drbeth2015
drbeth2015
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Great day!
We took the Volcano hike and hotsprings guided tour. We were picked up at our hotel and stopped on our way to the v
martinasvk
martinasvk
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Goregeous hike with great guides
Andes are gorgeous, that goes without saying, but the guys from AndoAndes (namely Emanuel, Elias and the driver Car
Josy213
Josy213
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Wonderful day!
What a fantastic day! We were a very small group which was like a private tour and our guide Francisco was so infor
Nomad794257
Nomad794257
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a great day in the andes
a physically demanding trip, but well worth it. both the driver and the guide were excellent. Luis did a great jo
Adventure268971
Adventure268971
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Un escape de Santiago y conocer la naturaleza alrededor
An excellent experience, with a small group and very pleasant, every one a trekking lover. The guide, Gonzalo accom
petersM2207TS
petersM2207TS
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Have fun with the guys from Ando Andes
You just notice that the boys are at home in the mountains, and whether you like it or not, this enthusiasm for nat
NYCtrekker_12
NYCtrekker_12
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Must-do trip! Gorgeous scenery...
I’m a jaded hiker and found this scenery to be world class. Not too hard either: a moderately steep, but very doabl
FranziskaSBerlin
FranziskaSBerlin
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A Great Tour
It was a fun day in the nature with Elias, Emanuel and Carlos. Everything went smoothly....from pick-up, Breakfast,
jenniferrQ4955TV
jenniferrQ4955TV
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Thrilling hike, beautiful lake, fun time!
Our awesome, rock climbing, perfect English speaking, native Chilean guide picked us up at our hotel in his 4 whee
vagabondvc
vagabondvc
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Great tour
Great value for money, wonderful site, and knowledgable guide. Hernan not only was able to explain the history and
Holly B
Holly B
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Amazing
I have just returned home from this trip and was enthused enough to review it straight away. Elias, Filipe and Juli
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