O’Higgins Tours offers guided cultural, historical and adventure tours, walking, cycling and driving and with multilingual guides. Our tour themes include local culture, historical Rancagua, outdoor adventure tours in the nearby Rio Cipreses nature reserve, the region’s world-famous wine routes and “the Central Chilean Inca Trail”, a tour concept entirely unique to the region if not the country.
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Stretching from below the meeting point of the Rivers Cipreses and Cachapoal, deep into the territory of the prowling Puma and skulking Andean Fox where flocks of colourful and adorable Burrowing Parrots gather under the watchful eye of the eagle and further upstream, condors soar high above herds of grazing guanacos within kilometres of the Argentine border, the Rio Cipreses Nature Reserve covers almost 37,000 hectares and takes in evergreen forests on the valley floor, hidden emerald-blue mountain lagoons tucked away in the higher plateaus, rusty-grey gullies and ravines and white snowy glaciers hanging from the sides of towering snow-capped volcanoes in its furthest corner 5000m above sea level.
Did you know that the Inca Empire once reached Rancagua? Under Emperor Wayna Kapak, Inca expansion reached its height and Central Chile was part of the Kollasuyu, the south-eastern province of the Empire. We will take you hiking through its remains.
Rancagua’s landmarks and legends; from the heroically fought Battle of Rancagua, to the military dictatorship´s local torture centres and the stadium that hosted soccer legends Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore and Jimmy Greaves during the 1962 World Cup