We will explore the Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary in a horseback riding trip along Yerba Loca creek through a beautiful andean valley that leads to a big water fall while the valley will stretch over us in giant rock walls. You will enjoy the typical central andes landscapes and share with the arrieros (the Chilean cowboy)

Highlights:  40 minutes from Santiago / high water falls  / giant rock walls / Paloma Glacier views / arrieros culture

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Additional information

DestinationSantiago Sorroundings
Age14 to 70
Duration1 day
SeasonSep – May
ActivityHorseback riding

8.30 AM:

Pick up at hotel or meeting point in Santiago.

9.30 AM

We´ll arrive to the starting point in the Yerba Loca Natural Sanctuary.

10.00 AM

We´ll start the trekking through the wonderful valley, which ends at the base of the mounts and glaciers of Paloma (16.150 ft) an Altar (17.000 ft) mounts.

13.30 PM

Lunch break under huge rock walls and frozen waterfalls.

15.30 PM

Back in the car.

16.30 PM

 Back in your hotel in Santiago.

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

What’s included

  • Private transportation (Pick up at your Hotel)
  • Guides: 1 each 4 clients
  • Snow-shoes and Hiking poles (renting of alpine touring skis available)
  • Lunch Box (isotonic juice, granola or energy bars, sandwich, fruits, cookies, chocolate)
  • Park fee
  • Pictures
  • First aid kit
  • VHF Radio and Satelital Phone

What’s not included

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

What to bring:


  • Small backpack. If you haven´t, we can rent to you. (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


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

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