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Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso

  • Guided full-day tour to Cajón del Maipo and Embalse el Yeso
  • Experience celebrated sites of the Andes by car and on foot
  • Customizable itinerary can be tailored to fit your interests
Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso
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Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso
Trade the city streets of Santiago for striking mountain landscapes on this day trip to Cajón del Maipo canyon and the Embalse el Yeso reservoir. Journey by van or 4X4 up into the Andes, then hike with your guide along the Maipo River. Toast with a glass of Chilean wine as you picnic at the reservoir before your return to Santiago.
What to Expect

Start the day with convenient pick-up at your hotel in Santiago. Take in the views of the Cajón del Maipo canyon as you drive up into the snow-capped Andes, then break for a lunch of traditional empanadas.

After a stop in the small mountain town of San José de Maipo, your guide will lead you on a hike along the banks of the Maipo River to the tranquil turquoise waters of the Embalse el Yeso reservoir. Catch a glimpse of condors, foxes, eagles, and other local wildlife.

Sample Chilean wine, cheeses, and snacks at the water’s edge before you head back to the capital city.

Reviews (65)
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
Nice scenery, great guide, but over priced

We enjoyed our day trip. Once in the Andes the views were lovely and the picnic and wine was delicious. We very much enjoyed walking and taking in the views. The driver was excellent, as was the guide. Unfortunately there was a disproportionate amount of...More

5  Thank Richard J
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking Sites

This trip is amazing! Gabriel our tour guide for the day was awesome! He was punctual and detailed. The trip started with the hotel pickup and then we stopped for a quick bathroom break. From there we enjoyed the sites, the empanada’s, and picnic which...More

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 20 March 2018
Stunning scenery - Andes are amazing

Wow! What a day trip! Gabriel (we didn't Frank as listed) was hilarious, giving us real insight into his country and the way they live on the way, telling us stories and making us laugh. The scenery on the way up was spectacular and none...More

1  Thank Nazzarella
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile
Perfect Experience

Our tour guide Hector spoke perfect English. With our driver, they took us all the way to the end of El Yeso early to skip the crowds, then back tracked to see the other views. Very informative, I rarely leave a review!!! Make sure you...More

2  Thank tofanheu
Reviewed 21 February 2018
Beautiful reservoir, but the drive was very long.

Buy a post card and save your time and money. Although the reservoir and surrounding areas were beautiful, the 2+ hour drive each way and the cost of the trip with tips was not worth the one hour visit. Rodrigo did a great job of...More

2  Thank priscilla30
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Kat C
31 August 2018|
Response from Nazzarella | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Great day out for all! They just might not drink the wine! 😂
30 May 2018|
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Response from bunnyette | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, but this might be cutting it a bit tight...