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Day Trip to Cajon Del Maipo from Santiago

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This 9-hour tour takes you into Cajón Del Maipo;the perfect place to escape from the city and be in the middle of the Andes mountains. In a small group of no more than 15 people, enjoy the natural surroundings, and beautiful panoramas, before indulging in a snack and glass of red wine. Nature lovers have plenty of time to take in the sights.
  • Spectacular views of the Cajon Del Maipo in the Andes
  • Picnic with wine looking out over the mountain gorge and glaciers
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Santiago
  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Santiago hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the around 1-hour journey to Cajón del Maipo, soaking up the scenery as you leave the city behind and climb up into the Andes mountains. Stop along the way for an empanada and to admire the region’s many natural wonders, including waterfalls, glaciers, and snow-covered mountains. Upon arrival at Cajón del Maipo, a dramatic river gorge at the heart of the mountains, your guide takes you to one of the most impressive viewpoints to take in the natural landscapes as you sip Chilean wine and tuck into a picnic. After refreshments, enjoy some free time to explore or take photos before you set out on the return journey. Back in Santiago, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your Santiago hotel
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Tasting of Local Empanada
  • Wine
  • Driver-guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Santiago
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (Restaurant)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Will be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • During winter season (June-Sept) the vehicle does not go to the reservoir due to the snow on the road. There will be some walking to get there
  • There will be a stop at a rental store winter season June-Sept for proper snow boots and clothing, if needed.
  • Pick up time will be confirmed 1 day before the travel date by email before 8pm
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pick up from hotels central located downtown, providencia, las condes or vitacura. If staying apart from hotel radio area must consider a meeting point
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Weekends and Holidays departure starts from 8am and Arrivel hotel at 6pm approx . Must Consider if having a flight before 9 pm
  • 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the driver and the tour guide were amazing, especially the guide which went an extra mile to make sure we could try the vegetarian version of the empanada! Muchas gracias 😊

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Angelique B
Reviewed 25 July 2019

The tour was very good. The water in the tub was not very warm. We would like that the tour guide was not referring to other nationalities with stereotypes for example "marias" to Mexican women. Tour good, food good, beautiful landscap, Galan Amaro sisters.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FlorGalan
Reviewed 19 June 2019

Unfortunately for my partner and myself, we received a message that Cajon del Maipo was closed on the day we booked (Saturday, June 15th). We were instead offered Inca Lagoon in Portillo Andes Mountains and Tasting at San Esteban Vineyard from Santiago. At first I...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank mfvaldez
Reviewed 15 June 2019

This trip was a substitute of one that we booked initially, which turned out to be great. We tour the Maipo area first, followed by a mountain resort on the slopes of the Andes. It was so breathtakingly beautiful and serene. Never expected this. Had...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Yu Tsun W
Reviewed 6 June 2019

Our trip to the Andes was amazingly! Hector and Jorge set up a terrific wine and cheese picnic. The sights all day were unforgettable. Nancy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank suzupechersky
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3 September 2019|
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Response from arpibeglaryan | Reviewed this property |
I think yes, because they pick you up at your hotel
13 August 2019|
Response from israelitraveller2017 | Reviewed this property |
2000 meters
13 August 2019|
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Response from arpibeglaryan | Reviewed this property |
Can't answer you surely... We were in May, it was nice. And it was 6-8 person in the bus (minivan actually, it was comfortable minivan).
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