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Juncal Andean Park: Hiking over a Glacial Tongue

Explore the Andes hiking along the Juncal Andean Park, which has unique natural features and a remarkable beauty. Emplaced just two hours from Santiago, this private park created in 1911, comprises the Andean wetlands, a focus of conservation for its vital importance as a source of life which provide shelter to a wide variety of birds. The main activity consists to reach the largest glacier of Chile out of Patagonia and Antartic; The imposing Juncal Glacier, that curiously face the sunlight to the north, leaving astonished those who decide to go to meet it.

per adult from




10 hours


Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    • Comfortable transport
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Binoculars
    • First aid kit
    • Trekking poles
    • Box lunch per person:
    What's excluded :
    • Accident insurance
    • Personal clothing

  • Juncal Andean Park is an ecological reserve created in 1911. This private property, preservation of a pristine andean ecosystem is located in the middle of Juncal valley, just two hours north from Santiago.

    It has unique natural features and a remarkable beauty. In may of 2010 the park was designated “RAMSAR wetlands of international importance” such as other 11 recognized sites in Chile. Wetlands are a focus of conservation for its vital importance as a source of life, especially in harsh environments as the Juncal.

    We’ll reach the park entrance alongside a forgotten train railway that used to crossed the Andes. From here we will hike into Juncal valley following a low slope trail by the eastern bank of the namesake river. The trail will lead us to a huge wetland, a mountain oasis plenty of life due to the presence of water during all year round.

    After crossing “Monos de agua” river we´ll get prepare for the last section that will become less clear and steepest as we continue through a drawer that reveal the presence of a huge ice body. In this last section we´ll begin to feel the steep moraine configuration, realizing that we are already over Juncal glacier.

    Stop At:

    • Paso International Los Libertadores, Pass from Santiago (CL) to Mendoza (AR), Mendoza Argentina
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please be ready at the lobby of your hotel.
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Minimum age is 14 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Organised by Coigue Expeditions

Activity ID: V-43343P5

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