Day Trip To Cajon Del Maipo Embalse El Yeso - Santiago

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    1: Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Connect with nature in an environment of peace and fresh mountain air with the best views of the Andes. Discover the Embalse El Yeso and let yourself be surprised by the landscape, through the whole experience in the company of our guides. The tour includes stops in historical landmarks and in the small town of San Jose de Maipo. Take the magic of the mountains with you.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Lunch included
  • Free drinks included
  • Vegetarian meal option available

Know More about this tour

On this tour you will feel and become part of this gorgeous place, in the middle of the mountains.

Cajon del maipo is a canyon located is the Andes mountain, 83 kilometers from Santiago. The scenery here is wild, just the blue sky above and rivers, lagoons, amazing forms caused by erosion and time on the hills.

First go to your destination, continuing along the banks of the Maipo River rapids, stopping at different landscapes like waterfall, view point of the most amazing scene of the Andes Mountainsuntil you get to the Embalse el Yeso. Walk and explore this area where is possible observe wildlife like, condors, eagles, foxes and flora. Enjoys silence and make a cheers for your loved ones with the best Chilean wine and your picnic (brunch) in front of the lagoon.


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



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.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

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  • 26-Feb-2020

    The excursion was as described, except I thought we were going to a secluded "lagoon" and it was a wide open reservoir! The Andes are much more desert like in this area, which was different than I expected. Our guide, Manuel, and driver were great. After out time at the reservoir, we drove further in. They set up a beautiful picnic in a meadow and offered local wines with cheeses, fruits and meats. Very lovely. Beautiful mountain scenes.

  • 21-Aug-2018

    The entire tour was great from start to finish. The scenery was beautiful and our guide and driver were fantastic, very friendly and incredibly knowlegable, plus the picnic they prepared was great. Very highly recommended.

  • 26-Feb-2018

    We had decided that a trip to Cajon del Maipo was essential for our stay in Santiago and we had read up on the various options before we booked this tour. The first thing to say is that the actual place and setting is amazing and its worth the long journey to get there. At this time of year its worh bearing in mind that there is little snow and perhaps the landscape isnt as spectacular as in the spring. There was one very small waterfall.
    The main issue we had, and where the overall experience fell very short, was regarding the quality and abilities of the tour guide. His English was very limited indeed and he was unable to explain in any detail points of interest about the landscape or social characteristics of both our journey and the destination. He repeatedly made jokes about Argentinians and other things which was totally inappropriate and unnecessary, and he spent the bulk of the journey into the mountains chatting with the driver and another guy who we understood was in charge of the picnic. Within a short time of leaving the hotel we were the last pick up the coach stopped we were told for toilets and to buy water but it seemed that it was more for the driver to get his breakfast.
    After around an hour into the mountains we stopped for toilets which each tourist had to pay for- not much admittedly but seemed odd that on a paid for tour one has to do this. At the reservoir the coach then stopped close to where we picnicked so there wasnt a walk as we had assumed. The picnic was wine, soft drinks,crisps,cheeses and salami. No empanadas as advertised in the tour bumf.
    So in summary, a great destination but Id advise anyone booking this tour to check out the provider beforehand.

  • 29-Jan-2018

    Beautiful experience. Excellent driver, and the guide was the best English speaking person we met in Chile. We had thought that there may have been another stop than the end point, but there was little time for that, given that distance. Definitely recommended.

  • 23-Jan-2018

    Beautiful canyon but very poor tour. Tour guide completely inept.

  • 04-Jan-2018

    Beautiful tour. Hector was amazing and was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the picnic spread they provided while we were at the lagoon. We would recommend this to our friends.

  • 17-Dec-2017

    Our tour guide Frank was great! English was his first language so that helped us out a lot :) He is very knowledgeable about all things Chile. Also this trip takes you much further into the reservoir area than others - glad I picked this over the others! You should too!! Perfect picnic w great vino!

  • 12-Dec-2017

    Tour was outstanding. Frank, our guide and Jimmy, driver were great.
    Very knowledgeable about city and surrounding area and history of Chile.
    Having wine and cheese in the Andes was a pure delight.
    Highly recommend this tour and others by same tour group, Stamp Tours

  • 02-Oct-2017

    Awesome drive up the canyon and good wine.

  • 21-Jul-2017

    This tour surpassed all our expectations. The weather was absolutely gorgeous at the Embalse el Yeso. The scenery is just breathtaking. It was the best experience ever! Before returning to Santiago we had brunch, which included wine and many delicious goodies. The driver and the tour guide were awesome they were always ready to answer questions we asked. This is a day trip you cant miss while visiting Chile.

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