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1-day Del Manzano Caves trek

Cuevas del Manzano

Explore the amazing Del Manzano Caves in Chile with this pleasant 1-day hike in the company of Nicolás, a local aspirant guide.

Not specified


1 Day

All year

Open to everyone

First Time


This 1-day Del Manzano Caves trek will take you to a land of fascinating rock formations.

Del Manzano Caves are part of the Maipo Valley, located only one hour east of Santiago de Chile. It's famous for its eccentric rock formations and caves, which were formed by the long and powerful erosion process.

One of the best features of this program is the possibility of spotting the mighty Andean Condor, one of the biggest flying birds in the world, capable of fly over 70 kms in one day.

This 6 hours activity will start with an easy walk through the native forest. Then will go up the slope to a higher ground where the rock caves and formations will surround us.

Finally, on the top of the hill we'll find a viewpoint to admire the beginning of the Cordillera de Los Andes and the Torrecillas del Manzano, a classic climbing spot.

Want to join me on this 1-day Del Manzano Caves trek? Send me a request to book this trip and I we'll have a wonderful day out in the nature. 

And if you're planing to visit Chile please check some of my other programs: 1-day Bosque de los Brujos hike or my 1-day Canyoning trip in Cajón del Maipo

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • I can offer you transportation from Santiago de Chile for US$32 extra.

About the guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Chile

Mountain guide and instructor from the Chilean Andinism Federation (FEACH) and certified Wilderness First Responder.

I’ve opened several climbing routes in Chile, and was one of the first and very few Chileans to summit Cerro Torre, Fitz Roy, Paine Grande and Torres del Paine.

I climbed almost all the technical mountain in Cajón del Maipo, in Central Chile, and did some of the most important routes in Yosemite, Indian Creek and Patagonia.

And regarding ski mountaineering, I skied down Mount Illimani and Huayna Potosí in Bolivia, and Cerro Castillo, Morado Norte and Sur in Chile.



What people are saying about Nicolás Gutierrez de la Fuente

Paul Wolf


August, 2022

nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



December, 2019

The trip didn't happen due to weather conditions.

Pierre Loap


October, 2019

Nicolas is an excellent guide, with incredible mountaineering knowledge and technique (which was particularly worthwhile during our expedition when we encountered harsh winter conditions). His english is also very good. In short, I recommend this mountain guide.

Michael Hwang


August, 2019

Nico was an incredible guide. I wanted to ski the canaletas in Cerro Arenas and he was excited to take me there. He knows Cajon del Maipo like the back of his hand. Afterall, this is his backyard. He has spent decades skiing, climbing and exploring this region and his knowledge of the terrain and weather is very impressive. His english is good as well, and he is a really nice guy on top of all that. 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a great ski mountaineering adventure.

Julie Molinaro


March, 2019

My trip with Nicolas was perfect. He catered to my climbing preference and the hot springs at the end of day was exactly what we needed. I would definitely do it again! Thanks Nico for my first experience in climbing in Chile!

Charles Bellafiore


February, 2019

The guide did not know the route. We spent a lot of time trying to find the route. The climbing itself was good.

Carl A Latkin


November, 2018

The trip was awesome. Our guide Nicolas was extremely knowledgeable about the terrain and very helpful. He is an expert guide. The sights were beautiful. The office quickly responded to our request and questions and provided excellent information.



May, 2018

I was really disappointed with Casa de Guias. It was not a terrible experience because Casa de Guias had found a wonderful guide and assistant although they did not know them (allmountain guide). As to Explore -Share I don´t intent to buy anything. I will write a full description of what happened by e-mail.



March, 2018

The trip was really nice and I enjoyed the climbing a lot!


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