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Mountains of San Juan Hike
Activities in San Juan

Mountains of San Juan Hike

  • English English
  • 9 hours
  • Hotel pick up

If you want a unique experience during your stay in San Juan, then take our fabulous hiking trip to the peaks of mounts Negro, María Auxiliadora and América, or the mighty Cerro la Sal.


When you reserve the trekking activity, you must choose one of the two following options:

Mount Negro, América and María Auxiliadora hike

We will collect you from your hotel early in the morning and then head west in the 4x4 vehicle.

After a journey of around 50 minutes, we reach the Punta Negro dam where our 5-hour trek begins. First, we climb up to the summit of the Cerro Negro mountain, the highest point on our route at a staggering 8,500 feet above sea level. At the top, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the lakes and valleys across the area.

After descending, we then follow a path which takes us to mount América where 4,700 feet high up, you will enjoy an impressive panorama of the surrounding peaks. Our route continues to the top of the smaller mount María Auxiliadora.

Our brilliant trek finishes back at the original starting point, where we get back in the 4x4 and head back to your hotel in San Juan.

Cerro la Sal mountain hike

If you choose this option, we will also collect you from your hotel and head to Punta Negra dam where we begin our fantastic 5-hour trek around some of the region's most beautiful landscapes.

The Cerro la Sal mountain is a volcanic rock peak which dates back 18 million years. During our hike, you will encounter a fascinating ancient kaolin site where you will learn about the properties of this clay mineral. Amazingly, the land here exudes saltwater which is what gives the rocks their distinctive white color.

We will return to the original starting point and then head back to San Juan in the vehicle.

Children under the age of 18 years old

Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

In the case of bad weather

This activity is subject to bad weather conditions. In the case of cancelation, a refund cannot be offered.


Per person
Mount Negro, America and Maria Auxiliadora hike
US$ 40
Cerro la Sal mountain hike
US$ 75

Mount Negro, America and Maria Auxiliadora hike

  • Per person

    US$ 40

Cerro la Sal mountain hike

  • Per person

    US$ 75

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More Information


9 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Return transport from your hotel.

4x4 transport.

English speaking guide.


Not included

Food and drink.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 3 days before (San Juan local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 40
No hidden fees or surcharges


If you cancel 3 days before the day of the activity, we will refund you 80%. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
When the minimum number of participants (2) is not reached, we will contact you to offer you other alternatives.