To get a little bit out of the city we were suggested a trip tp Cajun del Maipo, in the valley of the Maipo river. We rented a car from chileanrentacar.cl, which was cheap comparing to other sites. And their office is in the city centre.
As soon as you get out of the city the scenery changes dramatically. A beautiful ride passing hotels, villages and little shops in the valley will bring you closer and closer to the Volcano and the thermal pools of Banos Morales. This time of a year unfortunately the water in the thermal pools was not suitable for bathing, that`s what they said. Anyway the scenery is most amazing, beautiful colours of the mountains make a contrast with early spring`s green creating an atmosphere of happiness. It would be great to arrive earlier in the day, since the walking track in the mountains is open only until 1 pm.