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Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso

Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso
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Tour snapshot
Guided full-day tour to Cajón del Maipo and Embalse el Yeso
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
12
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    12
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller 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.
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Providencia, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Las Condes, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Vitacura, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Recoleta, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile We have hotel pick up from the hotel district area being able to pick up from hotel or AirBnB.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 5 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tunel Ferroviario del Tinoco
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    San Jose de Maipo
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parque Salto El Yeso
  • 3
    Embalse El Yeso
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Casa Chocolate Tienda Boutique
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
34 reviews
Excellent
26
Very good
5
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
1

AirplaneAdam
Marco Island, FL78 contributions
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.
Written 27 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bunnyette
Toronto, Canada699 contributions
Dec 2017 • Couples
This was a fantastic day out. Frank was an excellent tour guide and we had a lovely time. We had time to walk around on our own when we got to the lagoon. And Frank our wonderful tour guide prepared a delicious picnic lunch. The tour was right on time to pick us up. Unfortunately, there was no room for my husband and I to sit together. I had to sit at the back although one of the other passengers offered to move over to let me sit next to her...trouble was she had a horrible cough which I did not want to catch, so I preferred sitting next to the cooler.

My only very minor complaint was a stop at a gas station on the way. We were told it was a quick stop for a bathroom break. I got a really good cappuccino...however it turned into a longer one as we watched the guide and driver have their breakfast. While I don't begrudge them their breakfast, maybe they could have had it before they picked everyone up?
Written 17 December 2017
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Ana B
5 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
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 historical information about the country and the places we were passing along the way. That was very interesting. Once we got there, the driver Gabriel took us to the furthest point where we could have the best view of this magnificent place. It was breathtaking! We had enough time to take pictures and to have a picnic with an exquisite wine (Carmenere), fruits and cheese. This place surpassed our expectations – it’s beautiful!! On our way back the driver skillfully handled the narrow road down full of traffic going up. We highly recommend this tour to everybody who has the opportunity to visit Santiago de Chile.
Written 4 November 2018
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Richard J
8 contributions
We enjoyed our day trip. Once in the Andes the views were lovely and the picnic and wine was delicious. We very much enjoyed walking and taking in the views. The driver was excellent, as was the guide.

Unfortunately there was a disproportionate amount of time spent within the minibus, which is a shame because most of trip was spent sitting looking out the van window.

If a second visit to another attraction was included as part of the package at the price we paid then I’d rate this at 4*. If the price for this package in its current format was closer to half of what we paid then I’d probably have given 4* also.

In summary; lovely views, food and staff but expensive.
Written 30 April 2018
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tofanheu
Stockholm, Sweden4 contributions
Our tour guide Hector spoke perfect English. With our driver, they took us all the way to the end of El Yeso early to skip the crowds, then back tracked to see the other views. Very informative, I rarely leave a review!!!

Make sure you contact the local number, (ideally on WhatsApp) to plan your pick up location and time as they don’t pick up from every hotel. You need to do that the day before.
Written 22 February 2018
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priscilla
Sunset Beach, NC19 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Buy a post card and save your time and money. Although the reservoir and surrounding areas were beautiful, the 2+ hour drive each way and the cost of the trip with tips was not worth the one hour visit. Rodrigo did a great job of driving us through some very narrow and winding roads. Hector did a great job as a guide, considering the long drive. The picnic at the lagoon was very nice, however we never did get the Empanadas for lunch that were mentioned in the tour offering. Thanks to Rodrigo and Hector for making the best of a long day. There are many other sights around Santiago that are more worthwhile that this one.
Written 20 February 2018
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Louisa F
11 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
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 greater Chile. We had a great day out. I’m not sure it’s value for money but we wanted to visit the Andes and learn more about Chile and that we did
Written 10 October 2019
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chris j
Leucadia, CA9 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 19 June 2019
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Naz O
Melbourne210 contributions
Nov 2017 • Friends
Wow! What a day trip! Gabriel (we didn't Frank as listed) was hilarious, giving us real insight into his country and the way they live on the way, telling us stories and making us laugh. The scenery on the way up was spectacular and none better then Cajón del Maipo herself. Surrounded by the Andes, a stunningly green lake and the wind whipping your hair into a frenzy while you look out at the lake. Stunning. We stopped on the way up for some delicious empanada's - you really do have to try them, delicious! Up at the lake, we parked down away from the masses at the far end of the lake, and were able to go wandering down to the lake before coming back for some light refreshments - the wine was delicious!! not greatly filling so bring snacks if you get hungry easily! The wind was fierce though! But we weren't frozen we were then in November but I imagine in the colder months it would be very cold so dress appropriately to when you are going! All in all it was a fantastic way to spend my birthday and we loved it all! Worth checking out if you have a spare day in Santiago!
Written 19 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Corning_NYTammy
Corning, NY41 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
My daughter and I enjoyed the trip to Cajon del Maipo today with Rodrigo. We saw 2 glaciers , a glacier waterfall and the beautiful turquoise reservoir. We enjoyed a tapas style lunch with red wine and newly made friends. Rodrigo is a joy to be around with his sense of humor. Thank you.
Written 16 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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