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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. Enjoy a relaxing picnic lunch on the mountainside—with a glass of wine to make the moment even more special.


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

What You Can Expect

Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

Enjoy a day trip in the Andes

Customer Reviews

Mervyn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I would recommend this tour to everyone. If you and #39;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! ☺️

Thomas G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Timothy A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Kyle R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Was a great trip out to the Andes. Our guide spoke Spanish, English and Portuguese and was very knowledgeable. The trip ends at a reservoir that is at 6500 feet - colder temps and windy I did this trip in November - had a jacket but needed something more.

Elisabeth v

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Very good, well informed and nice guide. Very safe and well-experienced safe driver. Very punctual, the hotel was called in the morning to inform us about the exact time of pick up.

ngoc thuy d

4 star rating: Recommended March 2016

beautiful. good guide.

Claire K

4 star rating: Recommended February 2016

Lots of driving, but we had a great time and enjoyed the trip

Joel A

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2015

Guides were great. The trip is quite limited - a drive, followed by a short walk to the reservoir. The location is superb, and particularly during winter. Lunch was good. There was some confusion about payment several of the group had paid online, but the guides did not always have evidence of this, and it seems that people payed quite different prices this may be because of brokers/travel agents, however.

amy c

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better April 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

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