Cajon del Maipo

Cajon del Maipo is a picturesque mountain getaway not too far from Santiago and offers a stark but refreshing contrast to the bustling city.

On the Rio Maipo

Cajon del Maipo is essentially a wide canyon at the base of which the Rio (or River) Maipo runs. The rugged beauty of the mountains here is very welcoming. The little town of Sam Alfonso nestled among the brush land here provides tidy accommodation and a few touristy activities like treks on horseback.

Adventure Activities

Clean mountain air, hiking, river rafting are some of the main attractions that draw visitors to Cajon del Maipo. The rushing Rio Maipo makes it ideal for white water rafting under the expertise of the able guides. The rafts are pretty sturdy and even novices can try their hand at it. Other river-based activities include kayaking, hydrospeed and highwire.

Naturally, these activities are not for the faint-hearted but the region is great for rugged hikes as well as leisurely strolls.

Photos from Cajon del Maipo

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