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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

  • Day trip to Embalse el Yeso, a reservoir tucked into the scenic Andes
  • Visit includes stop in quaint mountain town San José de Maipo
  • Picnic with Chilean wine and incredible views of lagoons and glaciers
Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago with a visit to the Embalse el Yeso. This mountain reservoir, known for its distinctive turquoise hue, seems to exist a world apart from Chile’s capital city. Luckily, its distance makes for an easy day trip. Experience the raw natural beauty of this Andean oasis with the comfort of a guided tour.
What to Expect

Your trip begins with convenient hotel pick-up in Santiago, then you’ll relax and take in the view as your van winds its way up into the scenic Andes toward the Cajón del Maipo canyon. The first stop is mountain town San José de Maipo, a welcoming spot for a traditional breakfast and coffee. You’ll learn about the town’s rich history and culture before continuing your trip. The next stop is the Túnel del Tinoco, an abandoned train tunnel thought by some to be a site for paranormal activity.

Once you arrive at the striking turquoise waters of the Embalse el Yeso, enjoy your lunch with a glass of Chilean wine as you admire the incredible views. When your tour is over, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Santiago.

Reviews (44)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent guide and tour.

The guides proved to be very thoughtful and quite acquainted with the history. (Antonio/Manuel - if I´m not wrong).They picked us up on time and the whole trip was very pleasant and confortable I highly recommend.

Thank mayrakraus
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks a lot for yuor comment!!! We are very proud of our guides!! Thanks a lot for your review! Best regards Coti

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Lovely introduction to Santiago's mountains

Our guide Francisco Godoy was just great, really knowledgeable, excellent driver, really went the extra mile in terms of giving us all the information we needed to really make sense of and enjoy this wonderful landscape. He drove us far beyond the crowds to really...More

Thank Fran W
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

What a great review!!! We push ourselves to give our best everyday!! Thanks a lot!!

Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile
Great trip!

It was an amazing trip going through the Cajon del Maipo with excellent explanation of each detail. Extra complement to the guides Diego and Francisco that were amazing going above the average guides!

1  Thank Bludmts
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

We are very happy to hear (eventhough we know) our guides are over the Average! Hope to see you back again to live a new adventure in the Andes. Best regards! Coti

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Highlight of my South America trip

I highly recommend AndoAndes. They were able to accommodate our last minute booking with no problem. Sebastian our guide was a great person to spend a day with, was super knowledgeable about the area and was able to take us places beyond where most of...More

Thank Matthew L
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Hello Matthew, Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback, we really appreciate it. We are glad you had a pleasant experience with us and hope to see you soon ! Kind regards, Carol Salinas

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Way overpriced. Cancel ahead if weather looks bad.

went on June 24th 2018 I realize when booking an excursion you have to keep in mind the weather, which is where we took a risk! We saw rain in the forecast and kept our reservation anyway. Our trip started very early at 630AM pickup....More

2  Thank Emily P
AndoAndesExcursions, Gérant at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

Hello Emily , We thank you for your feedback and expressing your concerns about the tour. First, we would like to assure you that we keep track of the weather using at least five different sources, none of which alarmed us. However, the climate sometimes brutally...More

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