Day trip

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo/Embalse del Yeso Tour with Picnic

Activity provider: MTO Tour Chile

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo/Embalse del Yeso Tour with Picnic

Activity provider: MTO Tour Chile

From US$ 39.90 per person

Get back to nature and experience the fresh mountain air of the Cajon de Maipo on a full-day tour from Santiago. Visit the lake of Embalse el Yeso, pass the Tinoco Tunnel, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Santiago Centro

Experience

Highlights
  • Get back to nature in the beautiful Cajon de Maipo
  • Journey along a road with magnificent mountain views
  • See the small towns and settlements of the Andes Mountains
  • Enjoy a picnic snack at the lake of Embalse del Yeso
Full description

Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries, and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day trip to the Cajon del Maipo on this van tour. Enjoy a delicious picnic in a stunning natural setting along the way. See sights like the Tinoco Tunnel and pass by charming, traditional towns. 

Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo in a spacious and air-conditioned van. Listen as your guide tells you about the folklore of the area. Head towards the volcano and see small towns like 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 be dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drop off at a central location in Santiago if you want to visit the Costanera Center
  • Picnic snack
  • Tips (optional)

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  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • This tour may be conducted in more than one language
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 473 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Overall a great and enjoyable tour; Jaime was very knowledgeable and sociable. The only thing to note is that the actual stop location by the lake to enjoy the scenery and take photos is not exactly the same as in the main photos you see here, which means your views are good but not quite as amazing as what you see on this tour description. Personally, I also felt the stop at the small town was unnecessary as there wasn't really anything to do

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January 18, 2023

The tour was wonderful the driver we need a good driver in driving on this trip he was very nice guy fried his best but he is not a guid was an excellent driver but did not speak anguish all the time we travelled nobody talked to us we did not know where we are going how long, where we stand what is going to happened etc

January 14, 2023

Yamin was a fantastic guide. There were a decent amount of stops so it never felt like we were in the van too long. The views were spectacular, and we had enough time to explore each stop. Make sure that you bring layers— during different parts of the day, I had on just a T-shirt, a hoodie and jacket, or just a light jacket.

October 21, 2022

Product ID: 85617