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Start your day with easy hotel pick-up in Santiago, and sit back as your van climbs the Andes to the valley of Cajón del Maipo. Your guide will fill you in on the history, geology, and wildlife of the region as you walk around the Embalse el Yeso reservoir. It’s no wonder this spot is a traveler’s favorite, with its turquoise waters set in stark contrast to the snow-capped peaks that surround it. Your guide will lay out a picnic of fruits, cheeses, and other tasty treats, and you’ll sip Chilean wines with a view of the reservoir.

Your tour continues in the quaint Andean town of San José de Maipo, which dates back to 1792 and played a key role in Chile’s fight for independence. Explore the central plaza and shop for souvenirs made by local artisans. Sample empanadas before your scenic ride back to Santiago.

Locations visited
Embalse el Yeso
Cajon del Maipo
Cajon del Maipo
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Overview
Explore the natural beauty of the Cajón del Maipo canyon on this full-day guided tour. Enjoy comfortable transport from Santiago and a picnic with Chilean wines at the Embalse el Yeso reservoir. Visit the tranquil mountain town of San José de Maipo, where you’ll taste traditional empanadas before your return to the capital city.
Highlights
  • Day trip to Cajón del Maipo with hassle-free transport to and from Santiago
  • Professionally guided tour with intimate group size
  • Picnic with wine and stunning views of Embalse el Yeso
  • Visit to San José de Maipo and lunch of delicious empanadas
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All reviewsgreat job of explainingexcellent driverempanadascajon del maipochilli4pmpicnicsebastiancheesedamvalleyandeschileanwine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful Day.

We really enjoyed our tour. Felipe and Sebastian were very professional,friendly and accommodating of everyone’s needs and were continually doing everything they could to make sure the group was happy. The trip was well organized and we enjoyed the small group. We highly recommend this...More

Thank Ellen D
Reviewed 11 August 2018
Awesome day

We were a party of four as my wife and I were travelling with her parents. Philippe was an amazing guide and unfortunately I can’t remember the drivers name , but he was an absolute gentleman. Walking or hiking up in the Andes heading up...More

Thank Annette H
Reviewed 9 June 2018
Amazing last minute pivot to snow hike

I was signed up for a glacier and hot springs tour as a solo traveler. Ecochile contacted me with plenty of notice to confirm that I could go on the tour, since others had signed up. We also ended up switching to a snow hike...More

7  Thank Leia D
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Breathtaking views

Cajón Del Maipo is The Valley where Embalse El Yeso and main attraction of the tour is located. Get ready for a early start and long drive. We had a stop to grab a hot drink (I had the hot chocolate which was delicious and...More

3  Thank Adriana S
Reviewed 30 March 2018
Beautiful day trip from Santiago

This small group tour was a wonderful day trip. English speaking guide, hotel pick up, and a beautiful tour of San Jose & Cajon del Maipo. Includes coffee in the morning, small cheese & wine picnic, and lunch on the way back. Not sure I...More

5  Thank CD_BKNY24
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29 June 2018|
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You will walk on dirt so just wear hiking shoes or sneakers. We went prepared for the weather, so just bring exactly what they tell you to bring and you should be fine.
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