San Francisco Glacier, San Jose de Maipo
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San Francisco Glacier is located in San Jose de Maipo. Work out when and for how long to visit San Francisco Glacier and other San Jose de Maipo attractions using our handy San Jose de Maipo vacation builder.
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  • I went with friends and we were all day doing trekking (hiking). You should go with water, food and shelter just in case. 4/5 hours of ida and many others back. bring sunscreen. is not very demanding (neither technical nor physically) highly recommended for outdoor lovers!
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  • Very close to the Centre of Santiago de Chile, usually to 1 hour 30, will be able to move you to another geographical reality: will pass from the noise, traffic and stress of the big city to calm, magnificence and beauty of the mountain and one of its unique and very well kept: the San Francisco glacier. This glacier, testimony of the major glaciations of millions of years ago, it looks between the folds of the mountain and offers us a magnificent spectacle for the senses, sight is filled, bristling skin and smell is satrura. To go there should enter the cajón del Maipo and move along the path to the volcano to the town of Baños Morales... are about 65 kilometers of paved road for easy travel. You must park in Baños Morales and go walking until access to the El Morado national monument, administered by Conaf, where a variable value depending on whether entry must be paid is Chilean or foreign. The path that must travel exclusively walking has some slight difficulty in his first segment but is affordable for people of all ages with sliding autonomy. At the end of the first section there is a crystalline water course known as Aguas Panimávida., ideal to rest briefly before continuing the March. Then moves to find the glacier lagoon and surrounding it can reach the same glacier. Don't forget to bring a bag to bring all your garbage and, possibly, others that may have forgotten this detail. The walk will be for a total of 16 kilometers and can be done between 4 and 5 hours in total. Consider that the income is only until 1 p.m. and the exit of the Park should be up to 17:30 hours. Good luck and enjoy this unique and unrepeatable experience!
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  • accessibility: look for the earliest hours of available hours by the municipality either reach finger with trucks that climb to alto maipo (hydroelectric)... avoid get hours of strong sunlight, there will not be enough in summer shield. enjoy the road, are in group, at the time of going alparque the purple, let conversem Chileans, abusive is the price for tourists...
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