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Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso

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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.
  • 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
  • Tour includes food, wine, and comfortable transport to and from 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region
2: Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
3: Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
4: Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
5: Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

Traveler pickup is offered
 Pick up Hotels or AirB&B are available on this areas:
• Santiago Downtown.
• Providencia.
• Las Condes (Hotels district).
• Vitacura (Hotels district).
• Recoleta.
• For airport Hotels you may request the agency for the availability.
• If your hotel is not in the available areas we'll provide the nearest meeting point from your location.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Picnic at the lagoon (cheese, wine, snacks, and beverages)
  • Lunch time (empanada)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or 4X4
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Suggestive things to bring: Sunscreen - Sun hat - Sunglasses - Comfortable clothes - Warm clothes.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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As per previous reviews I wasn’t surprised to get the email the day before to say the road is closed and they could offer an alternative which is the trip to Portillo via a vineyard. Juan the driver was great and Jamie the guide very knowledgeable about the area, Santiago and
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We loved the tour. A lot of background for Santiago was provided on the way to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso. Hector and Jorge's knowledge of the area including times in and out of the crowds allowed us more time on site instead of waiting to depart.
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I can highly recommend this tour. Rodrigo was an excellent and skillful driver and Jaime kept us entertained with lots of information and stories about Chile. The scenery is stunning and the views just kept getting better and better around each corner. After spending time
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We loved this tour. Our guide Jamie was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the history of Santiago and the Cajon del Maipo. We had a fantastic picnic with two different local wines and some local snacks. I would recommend this tour to see the Embalse El Yeso.
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The first day in Santiago de Chile, we had the opportunity to go to El Embalse del Yeso (Cajon del Maipo). The tour guide was punctual picking us up in our hotel (Cumbres Lastarria- great location). During the trip, the tour guide Jaime and the driver Gabriel were giving us
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