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Private Tour: Cajón del Maipo with Lunch and Wine from Santiago

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    Begin with 8am pickup at your accommodations in Santiago, then begin the 3-hour trip to Cajón del Maipo in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Keep your eyes on the sky on the way to the canyon, as this wild, scenic area is home to many birds, including the Andean condor: the black and white vulture is the largest flying bird in the world, with a wingspan that can reach almost 11 feet (3.35 meters).

    You’ll drive through a series of picturesque mountain towns that offer a unique glimpse of Chile’s rural life, then pass by the abandoned Tinoco Tunnel that once brought trains through the Andes Mountains.

    Leave the pavement behind on the track to El Yeso dam, where you’ll find a scenic reservoir surrounded by high, snowy peaks. Refuel with a picnic lunch of barbecued meat alongside a bottle of wine, with time to soak up the peaceful atmosphere in the mountains. If you choose, you also have the option that includes entrance to Baños Colina Hotsprings, a natural place with thermal waters until 70ºC.

    The hotsprings are a hidden, majestic and silent place at the foot of the Andes. It's said that a hot bath in the springs can be combined in harmony with a fresh drizzle. Located 104km from Santiago and 3,500 meters above sea level, these natural pools are arranged as outdoor terraces, formed by calcareous deposits of thermal water with temperatures of up to 70ºC. You can enjoy a relaxing and therapeutic bath of mineral water and mud while observing the fascinating natural surroundings by the river. You'll arrive by the way to the volcano. Passing San Gabriel (Carabineros), a dirt road begins and you'll travel 14 Kms. before reaching the thermal center. It is recommended you visit Baños Colina between the months of October and March; although it is open all year round, the climatic conditions, especially in winter, are extreme and there may be inconveniences along the way.

    At 3pm, start the return trip to Santiago, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel by 6pm.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Lunch (picnic and bottle of wine)
    • Hot Springs (if option is chosen)
    • Entry/Admission - Termas de Banos Colina
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Ski clothes for winter season (assistance provided with the best priced stores for rent)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • A minimum of three people per booking is required
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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 11 February 2018

    The company change everything about the tour and don't tell you, don't waste your money!!!!!!!!!!!!! We were not taken to el yeso dam at all, just the hotsprings and we were not given a BBQ lunch at all. The driver told us we could go...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    3  Thank Sarah R
    Reviewed 1 February 2018

    I normally am not one to write bad reviews as I am usually pretty easy to please and go with the flow even when things aren't exactly as planned. But the "BBQ" was cheese, olives and biscuits.. THATS ALL. We weren't taken to Cajon del...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
    5  Thank default1606201823
    Guillermo R, Gerente at MTO Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

    Dear Jimmy On way of be transparent with our costumers. i am going to exposed all the facts about your comments including your threats, fake comments and about all your disorientation about your wishes and the product that you bought. First: We received a refund...More

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