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  • Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

    1. Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago city, and enjoy a day to remember as you embrace the magic of the Andes Mountains on a small-group tour for no more than 16 people. Be picked up at your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan on a scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo. Once there, connect with nature in a peaceful environment of fresh, clear mountain air. Visit the enchanting village of San José del Maipo to admire the colonial-style architecture, and see the church and main Plaza de Armas, where fans of adventure travel often gather. From there, continue the drive following the Maipo river.  Make your way to discover the amazing lagoon at Embalse El Yeso Dam. Take amazing pictures and a relaxing walk, and savor a delicious glass of wine or juice. Head back toward Santiago at around 3 PM and get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximate...

    Excellent experience! Gorgeous scenery on a gorgeous day! Alejandro (and Francisco behind the wheel) were great — very knowledgeable and personable!

  • Santiago: Private Cajon del Maipo with El Yeso Dam & Picnic

    2. Santiago: Private Cajon del Maipo with El Yeso Dam & Picnic

    Escape the hustle of Santiago city, and enjoy a day to remember as you embrace the magic of the Andes Mountains on a private tour.  Enjoy a pickup at your accommodation and travel in a comfortable, air-conditioned car on a scenic drive to Cajon del Maipo. Once there, connect with nature in a peaceful environment of fresh and clean mountain air. Visit the enchanting village of San José del Maipo to admire the colonial-style architecture, and see the church and the main Plaza de Armas. From there, continue the drive following the Maipo river until reaching the Tinoco Tunnel to hear all its stories.  Make your way to discover the amazing reservoir at the El Yeso Dam. Take beautiful pictures and a relaxed walk to the El Salto Waterfall before savoring a delicious picnic-style snack with crackers and cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine, and more.  Head back toward Santiago and make a quic...

  • Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

    3. Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

    Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day tour of the Cajon del Maipo. Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo as you hear the folklore of the area from your English-speaking guide. Head towards the volcano and see small towns such as Las Vertientes, El Canelo, El Manzano, El Melocoton and San Alfonso. Learn the history of the Tinoco Tunnel as you make your way along a dirt road to the large lake of Embalse del Yeso. Stop at the reservoir to enjoy a picnic style snack with cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine and more.  Start back towards Santiago at around 3:00 PM and get dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

    The tour guide was very engaging and funny, and the driver was careful and courteous—we didn’t feel the ride and had a great time. We were two adult sisters traveling with their dad. Try to do this tour if you are visiting Chile, you won’t regret it.

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What people are saying about El Yeso Dam

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 368 reviews

The experience at Cajón del Maipo y Embalse el Yeso was spectacular. The whole tour was carried out in an unguarded and responsible way and the guides gave a history and geology lesson. These guides were the differential of the tour, first, for the safety that the driver Leo took us to the places, and second for all the promptness, friendliness and didactics of the guide Yuri when passing his knowledge. I recommend!!!! Having no doubt that it is the best agency.

The punctual bus, the guide very responsible and fun. Very intelligent since he informed us spectacularly in 3 different languages, being passengers from different countries. And we were all very happy. The beautiful place I recommend it !!

Excellent experience! Gorgeous scenery on a gorgeous day! Alejandro (and Francisco behind the wheel) were great — very knowledgeable and personable!

Very nice trip with Yuri ! He explained us a lot about the area, the Andes range and Cajon del Maipo. Very interesting, I highly recommend it !

Our guide Yuri was fantastic! He knows everything about Andes and Canyon. Highly recommended.