This hike was incredible and probably the best thing I've done in recent memory. A group of 5 of us did this private tour with EcoChile. We got picked up by our guide, Tomas, and driver, Sebastian, and drove to the Cajon del Maipo region where, after a quick little breakfast and some hot chocolate, we were on our way.
The bulk of this tour involved an exhilarating 2-hour hike up to/from the Laguna de los Patos for a gorgeous and amazingly scenic lunch. Disclaimer, this is definitely more of an intermediate-advanced hike - I'm more on the beginner side so I had some struggles, but Tomas is a great guide and helped me through the harder parts.
After lunch we hiked back down and spent some time at the hot springs, then had a little picnic, complete with wine, at the stunning Embalse del Yeso.
I would highly recommend this tour, just be advised that this isn't a beginners hike and you should make sure you have good hiking shoes. Even though I'm a hiking-newbie, I would still do this hike again as the scenery and the feeling of accomplishment you get after trumps any uncertainty. :)
We loved this tour and our guide! I can't wait to return to Chile and do some more EcoChile trips. Gracias!More