Embalse El Yeso Day Trip From Santiago

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Tour Details


Take the magic of the mountains with you on a wonderful day trip to Embalse El Yeso. You will be able to get the best views of the Andes as you stop at historical landmarks and San Jose de Maipo. Connect with nature in a very peaceful and fresh environment. Your small-group tour includes a professional guide, lunch and transport.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Small-group tour
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Your day trip begins with pickup from your hotel in Santiago. Board your vehicle and start your trip to the Andes. You will enjoy a scenic drive and first stop at San Jose de Maipo. Admire the surroundings and take some pictures to then continue your tour towards Embalse El Yeso.Discover this wonderful place and let yourself be surprised by the landscape, along with your guide and group.

You will get breathtaking views of the Andes, glaciers and lagoons of Cajon de Maipo, giving you plenty of photo opportunities. Enjoy a relaxing walk around the lagoon and have a delicious wine and cheese in the mountain with a the peaceful atmosphere.

After a relaxing day with nature, you will be dropped-off at your hotel
Don't included: Lunch at restaurant, tips and water.

Inclusions for Embalse El Yeso Day Trip From Santiago

  • Entrance fees
  • Wine and cheese
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide
  • Insurance
  • Water
  • Sandwich gourmet

Exclusions for Embalse El Yeso Day Trip From Santiago

  • Tips
  • Lunch at restaurant
  • water
  • Pick ups in private residence

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair

Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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14 reviews by the users

  • This was my favorite experience in Chile. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but our guide Josefa made a great impression from the start. The group was small, so the tour was very personalized, and despite being the only English speaking Americans on the tour, we felt very comfortable, and Josefa talked with us throughout the entire tour. The drive took a lot longer than I anticipated, but the amount of time we were given at each stop, made up for the time spent in the car. We first stopped in some small town where anyone who wanted to rent supplies could do so. I decided to not rent anything and just suck up the cold, but thankfully it warmed up in the afternoon. There actually isn't any walking through snow, the boots are only recommended because the path occasionally gets flooded, but regular hiking boots will do just fine.
    Next we stopped in San Jose del Maipo for breakfast not included in the price, before being given some history and 10 minutes free time in the city plaza.
    Next we continued for around an hour to Embalse el Yeso, stopping at a view point on the way. I was expecting us to drive all the way up to the dam, but this is actually not advised because of the road conditions. We had to hike about 30 minutes to the lake. Our tour was the only one that did this, and I was really glad as that is the whole reason I came on this tour. Later Josefa offered anyone who wanted to, an additional hike to another section of the lake. We spent a good two hours at the lake, and she pretty much gave everyone free reign and was open to additional ideas. I was expecting us to have a picnic at the lake, but Josefa actually took us to another area a few miles away. This actually turned out to be better as we had the place to ourselves, away from the hoards of noisy tourists and vehicle fumes.
    When dropping us back at our hotels, Josefa took the time to give all of us a proper good bye.
    Honestly, I don't care how great the reviews of the other guides are. If I had to do this tour again, I would do it with Josefa each time. She's laid back and has a genuine personality and was very knowledgeable of the places we were visiting, and pointed out a lot of interesting sites along the route that you wouldn't even know were important. I learned a lot about the local history and history of Chile. She's also very responsible and cares about her clients' well being. And you can tell she really loves her job and country, and is proud to share this part of Chile with others.
    My only regret is that I didn't book another tour with this company.

  • My husband and I have done a lot of trips around the world: Europe, Asia, Middle East and etc., but thanks to our guide Gonzalo, this was the most enjoyable and informative tour that we have ever done and it is the first time I was looking forward to leave a comment! He was supportive all the way, from the very beginning we stepped into the van. Throughout the trip his main concern was our safety and awareness, very welcoming and knowledgeable, making the trip memorable! We highly recommend any trip with a guide like Gonzalo! The tour itself includes amazing, spectacular scenery of the Andes, Glaciers and Lagoons of Cajon de Maipo. The organization was excellent regarding the lunch, including wine, cheese and appetizers.

  • A very enjoyable day in the mountains. Our guide gave lots of background information and the driver did a wonderful job on all the back roads.

  • I would recommend this tour to everyone. If you and #39;re coming to Santiago for the first time and if you love nature, this place will surprise you. Our guide Gonzalo and the driver were very professional. Gonzalo knew his stuff about the country history and the place we visited. Worth it, really! ☺️

  • The charge of US90 is too expensive for the trip like this. There is not much to see the scenery.
    It is quite boring except the tour guide is a wonderful person

  • This was a great way to see part of the Andes with amazing scenery, good company and a very welcoming and knowledeable guide. We visited a small rural village and then climbed into the Andes where there was spectacular scenery and a picnic lunch beside Embalse El Yeso. I highly recommend this tour.

  • THe drive was long over some unsealed roads. The vehicle was not comfortable on unsealed roads. The scenery from Maipo to the lake was boring.

  • beautiful. good guide.

  • Lots of driving, but we had a great time and enjoyed the trip

  • This was a really great tour enjoyed it from start to finish. It was hot and sunny which made the whole experience even more enjoyable. We stopped off at a beautiful lagoon and had our packed lunches with some wine to follow. Our tour guide was very informative and easy to talk to his English was good better than our Spanish!! It was a long day but one we will never forget!! Recommend this tour even if its the only one you do while in Santiago.

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