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1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike

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Join Nicolas, an aspirant mountain guide, on this 1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike. And enjoy the wonderful Andean scenery while discovering ancient fossils.


1 Day

Jan - Apr, Dec




This 1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike is an incredible chance to enjoy some of the most beautiful sceneries of the Cordillera de los Andes very close to Santiago de Chile.

The Rubillas Lagoon is located in a gorge with the same name, in the area of Cajón del Maipo, an hour away from Santiago.

This small lagoon with crystal clear water is a hidden jewel of this area. It's usually out of the tourist main routes, so the landscape beauty is magnified by its solitude.

This hike lasts around 6 or 7 hours. In the way up we'll stop in  different viewpoints where you'll be able to enjoy amazing views of the San José Volcano and the Retumbadero and Morado mountains.

Then we'll hike down to the lagoon. In the way down we'll face a big rock wall full of encrusted fossils, which is a paradise for archaeologists and geologists.

This program is one of the best options to spend a day out in the nature close to Santiago.

Want to join me on this 1-day Rubillas Lagoon hike? Send me a request now and I’ll take you on an amazing adventure.

And if you're looking for other programs in the same area, please take check my 1-day hike to El Morado hanging glacier and my 1-day San Francisco Glacier trek.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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  • If you want transport from Santiago and lunch service please let me know and I'll tell you the rates.

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About the guide

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Mountain 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.



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What people are saying about Nicolás



nicolas was fabulous and made the trip recommend him highly



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.



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!



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



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.

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