• Location: Santiago, Chile
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Escape Santiago to enjoy the natural grandeur of the Andes during this 8-hour excursion to Cajón del Maipo with a small group. Enjoy views of gushing waterfalls, icy glaciers, and towering cliffs as you visit this scenic outdoor area. Cap it all off by savoring an included picnic featuring red wine and a snack made with locally-sourced ingredients.


  • Enjoy the scenery of Cajón del Maipo during a day trip from Santiago
  • Marvel at outdoor landmarks like glaciers, waterfalls, and a scenic river gorge
  • Snack on an included picnic of locally-sourced food and Chilean wine
  • Small group trip is limited to a maximum of 15 participants
  • Great way to escape the city and enjoy some time in the great outdoors

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Cajon Del Maipo from Santiago

Winter Season and Picnic with wine

Receive a morning pickup from your hotel in Santiago. You’ll travel by air-conditioned minivan out of the city toward Cajón del Maipo in the mountainous Andes region outside of town. As you drive, you’ll make periodic stops to take in views of local waterfalls and glaciers.

You’ll soon arrive amidst the towering rock walls of this scenic gorge area, taking time to soak up the postcard-perfect views as your driver-guide prepares your included picnic. Sip on Chilean wine and a snack made with local ingredients, a meal made even better by your incredible view.

After finishing your picnic and exploration of the area, climb back into your van for the ride back to Santiago, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel around 5pm.

Customer Reviews

Jimmy H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This trip is amazing! We highly recommend it, much better than bus tours! Our guide Gabriel gave us personal attention. He was knowledgeable and made the trip well worth it. The views were spectacular and the local empenadas at our first stop were the best. The picnic spread and the wine was perfect

Victoria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was the highlight of our trip to Chile. Our guide was extremely experienced - and fun - and made our day worth one remembering. The picnic was a great added touch, as well as the empanada stop. I would recommend to anyone looking for a wonderful day trip to Cajon del Maipo.

Jennifer J M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great trip.

Sheila Alves Netherlands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was awesome!!! Francisco (our guide) was great, very experienced and knowledgeable and thoughtful of the group participating in the tour! Gabriel was also excellent in accommodating or needs and giving us the needed time to explore all the beauties of Cajon del Maipo! Best trip!!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Gab was an OUTSTANDING GUIDE!! VERY informative!!
The LUNCH provided was PERFECT !!

Tracy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Gabriel was a very professional and fun guide. He took us further on the tour than many other tour companies were able to because he was so familiar with the land. He provided an amazing set up of snacks that included wine! He also bought our whole bus water and empanadas at one of the stops. Highly recommended if you want to see a part of the Andes.

Alison H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Had an amazing experience! Gabriel was highly knowledgable and entertaining! He took us to a beautiful spot on the beach for our picnic and brought cheese, olives, salami, wine! Would recommend!!!!!

Rachel W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was one of my favorite day trips in Santiago. The guide/owner Gabriel is kind, funny, and really eager to make the day a highlight for his guests. He runs smaller, more intimate groups and pays attention to details to make sure everyone is comfortable and cared for. He was punctual, hard-working, but also light-hearted. He makes a lot of stops along the way to El Yeso that larger groups can't do, and once there he drives to the best spot to enjoy the picnic. He was full of information and willing to share about his experience in Chile and other South American countries, and that personal touch made time in the car with traffic that might otherwise be annoying a fun opportunity to connect and learn. Great day, hard to imagine other tours are better in any way, definitely recommend this one.

Jean luc G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Wonderful tour with a fluent guide, very kind and interesting. Gabriel is always sharing his great knowledge of anything around! Spectacular views.

Lyndon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This excursion was truly amazing. Gabriel, the owner and guide, picked us up in his van, along with another couple and a single guy. Great group of people. Gabriel kept up a running commentary of Santiago and the different areas while he drove to the canyon, about an hour away from the city. The highlight of the trip was the unbelievable scenic view at the end of the road, further than other tour buses go, and the serene lake we picnicked at. While we took pictures by the water, Gabriel set up this wonderful picnic, complete with red checkered tablecloth that he so wisely tucked so that it wouldn't flap about. The wine, a carmenere which I'd never heard of, was delightful and went well with the chips, olives, nuts, and large juicy strawberries. What a feast for the senses! And then, alas, it was time to head back. Thanks Gabriel for a wonderful memory!

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