Private Andes Day Excursion To Maipo Valley And El Yeso Reservoir - Santiago

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This full day excursion is a panoramic tour by private vehicle to enjoy the scenic beauty of Maipo Valley and El Yeso Reservoir. The tour consists of proceeding 62 miles (100 km) from Santiago towards the famous Maipo Valley. The road skirts the Maipo River, which accompanies you with a great view over the Andes foothills.


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Start the day with a hotel pick-up by private vehicle at 8:00am. You will drive 62 mi (100 km) towards the Andes mountain range and Cajon del maipo; Maipo Valley. This valley is enriched by the river of the same name and is famous for a considerable amount of wine producing. After ascending by vehicle to more than 8,202 ft (2,500 m) to reach Embalse El Yeso Reservoir, participate in a walking activity (3 km) to explore this beautiful area in more depth. This Reservoir was formed by the damming of Yeso River, making it a major reserve for Santiagos fresh water. Take in the amazing scenic views and enjoy a nice picnic in the surroundings of the reservoir. You can enjoy an optional visit to taste the local "Empanadas" (Chilean pies) at your own expense. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.


Round-trip transfer

Guide in English/ Spanish

Picnic snack in the outdoors

Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Cajon del Maipo

Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso


Additional food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Dress code: Applicable for outdoors

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 01-Feb-2017

    A bit of a drive to get to but the scenery and beauty of the mountains and the reservoir were amazing. Our picnic lunch set up for us by our guide was really special right on the edge of the reservoir. It's definitely a whole day and well worth it.

  • 10-Nov-2016

    Patricio es un guía excelente que conoce no sólo el área y el terreno, sino su historia. Muy amable y conversador, nos mantuvo informados durante todo el viaje. El paisaje alrededor del embalse es impresionante, y da una sensación de paz que te hace querer volver cada vez que lo recuerdas. El picnic fue muy agradable Vino a las 10:00 am? Claro que sí!, y la comida variada y más que suficiente. En el camino de vuelta hicimos varias paradas para admirar distintos paisajes. En fin, fue una experiencia enriquecedora, y si yo regresara a Santiago, lo volvería a hacer!

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    Patricio is an excellent guide who not only knows the area and the terrain, but its history. Very friendly and chatty, he kept us informed throughout the trip. The landscape around the reservoir is impressive, and gives a sense of peace that makes you want to come back whenever you remember it. The picnic was very nice Wine at 10:00 am? Of course!, And the food varied and more than enough. On the way back we made several stops to admire different landscapes. In short, it was an enriching experience, and if I return to Santiago, I'do it again!