El Franciscano Lagoon trekking tour

Join Eduardo, a certified IFMGA guide, in El Franciscano Lagoon trekking tour. An ideal 1-day getaway close to Santiago and far from buildings!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    El Franciscano Lagoon trekking tour is the perfect 1-day getaway to enjoy Santiago’s surroundings!

    El Franciscano Lagoon (also called Laguna Piuquenes) is a mild hike just outside Chile’s capital, Santiago. At 3600 meters above sea level, this mountain lagoon hides behind the top of La Parva ski resort.

    In the heart of the South Andes, surrounded by elevated mountains, the path to El Franciscano Lagoon will conquer you! Because of its location, you’ll appreciate an amazing panoramic view of Santiago, the Central Valley and the surrounding high summits!

    Probably one of the most famous peaks around Chile is in plain view: El Plomo (5424m), the highest peak that we can see from Santiago. It’s one of several mountains with ceremonial value to the prehispanic Inca civilization. It’s considered to be an ancient religious centre, and part of the extended Inca Trail.

    El Franciscano Lagoon area is also famous for its wildlife. Home to a huge diversity of birds, it’s specially attractive to look for the rare Andean fox: the Zorro Culpeo.

    I’ll come by your hotel to pick you up. And in a bit more than an hour we’ll be walking through an easy path up the ski runs of La Parva ski resort. We’ll enjoy a magnificent view all the way up! And from the top you’ll be able to spot the beautiful lagoon, surrounded by an amazing scenery, while we walk down to it.

    So please let me take you to this hidden jewel of the Andes! Let me know if you want to come along to this El Franciscano Lagoon trekking tour! And if you feel like hiking for a few more days I can offer you a 3-day Maipo Valley Trek or even a 9-day San José Volcano ascent.

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    360 USD

    Group of 2
    200 USD

    Group of 3
    170 USD

    Group of 4
    99 USD

    Group of 5
    99 USD

    Group of 6
    99 USD

    Group of 7
    99 USD

    Group of 8
    99 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transport during the trip

    Other details

    Meeting point

    Santiago de Chile

    More info

    I offer you a private transportation in modern vehicles and with a professional driver.

    A Lunch box and a Bottled mineral water are included.

    Trekking poles are included if you want them.


    About the Guide


    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Chile.

    Trekking, rock climbing, ice climbing, backcountry ski courses as well as guiding, expeditions and ascent to the most famous volcanoes in Chile.

    You can enjoy a multi-sport trip and why not also a deserved relax in hot springs as Termas Geometricas and all this in the loneliness of many of the places where we are going to travel. An invaluable treasure to your hand thanks to Volcanes del Sur Expediciones.



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