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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

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Discover the magic of the Andes during your visit to Santiago! The Embalse is one of the best spots of the mountain range. Disconnect yourself from chaos of the city and recover your energy. Be ready with your camera to go through a waterfall, a tunnel, a millenarian glacier and the suggestive main town of San Jose de Maipo. 

Our professional mountain guides will show you the best of the area and you will have the possibility to taste appetizzers and chilean wine in the best company!. Live a unique experience and an unforgettable day at Cajon del Maipo!
  • 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
  • Easy, comfortable transport to and from Santiago
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels and hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Centro. If yor are out of our range please contact us !
Departure Time
6:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water
  • Gourmet Sandwich and apetizzers
  • Glass of wine
  • Entry/Admission - Cajon del Maipo
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
  • Pick ups in private residences
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 23 May 2019 via mobile

This is my second tour with AndoAndes and again it was an awesome one - our guide was very fun to be with, hospitable and knowledgeable. Our group was lucky because our tour day was the first day of snowfall in Cajon del Maipo, truly...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Public Relations Manager at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

Hello! Thank you for your review! It was great having you again on the tour and you were very lucky with the snow! The scenery with a bit of snow cover is for sure a post worth on Instagram :-D ! Wish you all the...More

Reviewed 12 May 2019 via mobile

I went to this tour solo while my friends were in Atacama. Francisco Faez is an outstanding guide, he knows everything a about the zone and is a friendly guy. Van was comfortable and I like that we were just 5 people so we pretty...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Public Relations Manager at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

Hey! Thank you so much for your review. We try to make the group size and comfortable as possible for the guests, in order to gain more information and o have a more relaxing experience for everyone! Best regards! Fran

Reviewed 30 January 2019 via mobile

I would highly recommend this tour and Andoandes as a company. The day itself was lovely and really well organised you get to stop off quite regularly and see some beautiful little towns on the way up the mountains so you don’t feel like you...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Dear Paula! That was a real pleasure to mmet you and everybody in the group. Its easy to be a good guide with such enthusiastic, diverse and fun group! We really hope you come back and hike with us some more! Also we appreciatte your...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018

My wife and I were picked exactly on time by Sebastian. Picked up another couple then off on the tour. Sebastian was excellent. Great English skills. Very informative. Very safe driver. Would thoroughly recommend this tour. No frills. But fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Sebastian is a rockstar!!! Thanks for your review! " No frills", simple and good as our Andes Mountains. HAve a very merry chritsmas!! Best Constanza

Reviewed 4 November 2018

We organised this tour before we left our home country however it was cancelled due to poor weather (it happens) however we were lucky enough to go a few weeks later at the end of our trip. Unfortunately despite confirming a change in hotels between...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Hey Rowan! Thanks for your review. We are very happy to finally have taken you on one of our tours. Yes, Weather specially duirng spring is preetty unstable, but as you said it happens, thats how nature works out and we dont want to expose...More

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