Mauco Hill


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    Ancient Indian fortification

    Would you like to know the top of this hill beside the ocean?

    What will you feel? A viewpoint, consider it as a sacred place and at the same time a fortification, from which Incas and Picunches had the possibility of learning about what was happening at a distance.

    Native flora and fauna representative of the region
    Landscape

    • Valparaíso city
    • Concón town
    • Mouth of the Aconcagua river
    • Dunes of Ritoque
    • Quintero city
    • Pacific Ocean
    • Aconcagua, the highest of America.

    Just 30 minutes away from Viña del Mar!

Tour fee: U$56.35 p/p

(At least 24 hours in advance, according to availability.)



Relevant Information

LOCATION Quintero.
ALTITUDE 2.375 feet / 724 meters a.s.l.
ELEVATION GAIN 2.014 feet / 614 meters
LENGTH 5,5 - 7 hours – Anytime: morning, afternoon or evening.
DISTANCE 5.1 miles /8.2 kilometers, round trip
HIKING TIME 3,5 - 5 hours
SEASON Year round. With any climate condition.
NUMBER OF PAX Minimum 2 - Maximum 12
RESTRICTIONS Good health, no knee injuries, over 8 years old.
PREVIUS EXPERIENCE Not necessary
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Low (athlete) Medium (a bit sporty) Medium-high (sedentary)
TRANSPORTATION SUV , Van, or car
METEOROLOGICAL CONDITION Mediterranean weather, 7°C to 23°C. Rains from May to September over 400 mm during the season.

Quintero.

Would you like to know the top of the hill? A viewpoint, consider it as a sacred place and at the same time a fortification, from which Incas and Picunches had the possibility of learning about what was happening at a distance. Birds and reptiles watching, eventually foxes and rodents. From the summit you can watch the Pacific ocean and Mount Aconcagua, the higher one of America. Expose to sun with a few shadowy points.
Tip: perfect for sunset!
Hiking (or comfortable) shoes, backpack, long sleeve shirt, light fleece or sweater, sun screen, jockey or hat, sunglasses and camera. Pants (no shorts, for your own protection) Spare T-shirt. Fall-winter: Hiking shoes, waterproof/warm jacket, beanie and gloves.
Round trip transportation Viña del Mar – Mauco hill
All way guide – English spoken
First aids kit
Hydration – You must carry on 1 liter
Lunch box
Hiking poles
Insurance
Tips
Viña del Mar, 4 norte /Av. Libertad

Pick up (and drop off) is available from any hotel in Valparaíso, Viña del Mar Reñaca or Concón.

Fee per person

Viña del Mar: U$5
Reñaca or Concón: U$10
Valparaíso: U$15
Way back there can be traffic delays, so please note this. Mainly in summer.
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