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Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso

Chile, Chile
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8 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 2 more


Escape the city for scenic sojourn in the Andes on this full-day tour from Santiago. Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Cajon del Maipo canyon; stop in the Andean town of San Jose de Maipo; then hike along the Maipo River to the beautiful Embalse el Yeso lagoon. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious picnic before heading back to the city.
  • Full-day tour to Embalse el Yeso from Santiago
  • Enjoy dramatic views of Cajon del Maipo and the Embalse el Yeso lagoon
  • Lunch included
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Great value tour including hotel pick-up, lunch and drinks

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Andrew R
, Aug 2018

The entire tour was great from start to finish. The scenery was beautiful and our guide and driver were fantastic, very friendly and incredibly knowlegable, plus the picnic they prepared was great. Very highly recommended.

Christopher B
, Feb 2018

We had decided that a trip to Cajon del Maipo was essential for our stay in Santiago and we had read up on the various options before we booked this tour. The first thing to say is that the actual place and setting is amazing and its worth the long journey to get there. At this time of year its worh bearing in mind that there is little snow and perhaps the landscape isnt as spectacular as in the spring. There was one very small waterfall.
The main issue we had, and where the overall experience fell very short, was regarding the quality and abilities of the tour guide. His English was very limited indeed and he was unable to explain in any detail points of interest about the landscape or social characteristics of both our journey and the destination. He repeatedly made jokes about Argentinians and other things which was totally inappropriate and unnecessary, and he spent the bulk of the journey into the mountains chatting with the driver and another guy who we understood was in charge of the picnic. Within a short time of leaving the hotel we were the last pick up the coach stopped we were told for toilets and to buy water but it seemed that it was more for the driver to get his breakfast.
After around an hour into the mountains we stopped for toilets which each tourist had to pay for- not much admittedly but seemed odd that on a paid for tour one has to do this. At the reservoir the coach then stopped close to where we picnicked so there wasnt a walk as we had assumed. The picnic was wine, soft drinks,crisps,cheeses and salami. No empanadas as advertised in the tour bumf.
So in summary, a great destination but Id advise anyone booking this tour to check out the provider beforehand.

, Jan 2018

Beautiful experience. Excellent driver, and the guide was the best English speaking person we met in Chile. We had thought that there may have been another stop than the end point, but there was little time for that, given that distance. Definitely recommended.

Jorge G
, Jan 2018

Beautiful canyon but very poor tour. Tour guide completely inept.

, Jan 2018

Beautiful tour. Hector was amazing and was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed the picnic spread they provided while we were at the lagoon. We would recommend this to our friends.

Andrea F
, Dec 2017

Our tour guide Frank was great! English was his first language so that helped us out a lot :) He is very knowledgeable about all things Chile. Also this trip takes you much further into the reservoir area than others - glad I picked this over the others! You should too!! Perfect picnic w great vino!

Peter E
, Dec 2017

Tour was outstanding. Frank, our guide and Jimmy, driver were great.
Very knowledgeable about city and surrounding area and history of Chile.
Having wine and cheese in the Andes was a pure delight.
Highly recommend this tour and others by same tour group, Stamp Tours

Todd L
, Oct 2017

Awesome drive up the canyon and good wine.

Ivette T
, Jul 2017

This tour surpassed all our expectations. The weather was absolutely gorgeous at the Embalse el Yeso. The scenery is just breathtaking. It was the best experience ever! Before returning to Santiago we had brunch, which included wine and many delicious goodies. The driver and the tour guide were awesome they were always ready to answer questions we asked. This is a day trip you cant miss while visiting Chile.

Jan S
, Jun 2017

Our tour guide was Frank. His English was flawless. Very friendly and fun to be with.
Cajon del Maipo views are breath taking. We had a great picnic, enjoying the views and drinking Chilean wine.

Product code: 20268P1

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