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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

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Chile, Chile
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At a Glance

9 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more
Depart Santiago for a day trip to Embalse El Yeso, a stunning mountain reservoir tucked within the Andes. Begin with a scenic drive and visit to the town of San Jose de Maipo. Then continue onto Embalse... More
Depart Santiago for a day trip to Embalse El Yeso, a stunning mountain reservoir tucked within the Andes. Begin with a scenic drive and visit to the town of San Jose de Maipo. Then continue onto Embalse El Yeso, the perfect spot for savoring the beauty of Cajon de Maipo and its ample lagoons and glaciers. Have your camera at the ready as you marvel at these breathtaking sights.

Highlights

  • Escape Santiago for the beauty of Embalse El Yeso
  • Enjoy spectacular Andean scenery, including lagoons and glaciers
  • Includes the expertise of a knowledgable guide
  • The small-group size ensures individual attention

What To Expect

We are going to a unique area close to the city of Santiago, named Cajon del Maipo. This is the place where you can do adventure tourism activities and enjoy nature and the majestic Andes Mountain range.... More
We are going to a unique area close to the city of Santiago, named Cajon del Maipo. This is the place where you can do adventure tourism activities and enjoy nature and the majestic Andes Mountain range. We will leave Santiago towards San José de Maipo where if you want, you can have a delicious traditional breakfast for later, start again the trip.... More
We are going to a unique area close to the city of Santiago, named Cajon del Maipo. This is the place where you can do adventure tourism activities and enjoy nature and the majestic Andes Mountain range. We will leave Santiago towards San José de Maipo where if you want, you can have a delicious traditional breakfast for later, start again the trip. Here we can learn about the local history and culture. Later we are going to continue the trip on the side of the Maipo river up to the Mountains and we will have a stop at Tunnel Tinoco, which was declared National Historic Monument and nowadays is a point of interest due to local paranormal stories. Afterwards we will continue towards the embalse and make a stop at a viewpoint from the wonderful Yeso valley to also later stop at el Yeso waterfall.  From this point we will have the possibility of sightseeing mountain peaks and one of the most emblematic glaciers of the area, Meson Alto. Finally, we are going to arrive at the Embalse del Yeso for enjoying the incredible landscape of the Andes mountain range and share a glass of chilean Wine (Cheese&Wine), a delicious sandwich and a moment of peace in nature. Discover the magic of the Andes mountain range! One of the best spots in this range is  Embalse el Yeso. Disconnect yourself from the city and refresh your vitality. Live a unique experience and an unforgettable day with our expert guides at Cajon de Maipo! Tour subject to changes due to weather conditions like rain or snow. Note: During the Winter season (from May to the end of October) the Tour, due to winter conditions and the presence of snow, it could present a walk of 20 to 25 minutes before arriving to the Embalse.
Difficulty: Low. From 7 to 60 years old. Trip with a low altitude difference. It requires healthy condition compatibles with the activity. Previous experience is not required. The maximum altitude is 2.500 meters (8.200 ft)  above the sea level.
Season: ALL YEAR.
Recommended Equipment
Trekking shoes or comfortable, warm in winter
Windbreaker
Warm clothes
Sun glasses
Sun screen
Long Pants
Day pack
Sun hat
Gloves and windbreak layers on winter

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Bilingual guide
Water
Gourmet Sandwich and apetizzers
Glass of wine
Pick ups in private residences
Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

Santiago Metropolitan Region, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels and hostels in Providencia, Vitacura, Los Condes, and Santiago Centro. If yor are out of our range please contact us !

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Before You Book

The fine print

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of
... More
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Reviews by Viator travelers
Great tour and well organised day trip...
JC
, Apr 2018
Great tour and well organised day trip. Fun and informative.
Great trip. Francisco and Pablo were...
Stephen M
, Jan 2018
Great trip. Francisco and Pablo were charming and knew their stuff. Highly recommend.
My husband and I have done a lot of...
Marina P
, Aug 2017
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...
Noreen
, Nov 2016
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...
ashnee2403
, Oct 2016
I would recommend this tour to everyone. If you'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...
amy c
, Apr 2016
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...
Thomas G
, Mar 2016
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...
Daryll P
, Mar 2016
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.
Lots of driving, but we had a great...
Claire K
, Feb 2016
Lots of driving, but we had a great time and enjoyed the trip
This was a really great tour enjoyed...
Timothy A
, Feb 2016
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.

Product code: 8921P2

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