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From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

Activity provider: MTO Tour Chile

From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day 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


  • 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.

  • 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
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4.4 /5

based on 450 reviews

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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

The experience is very good, you must make sure you bring what you need to enjoy it. In my case, I didn't know how cold it would be, so I had to rent clothes (a pair of pants) to help me a little with the cold... that's an additional expense of course. The view is spectacular!!! Totally worth it. They take you to lunch at a predetermined place. Although it is rich, I think that for the price it could offer a more complete menu.

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September 23, 2022

No one picked me up, received no calls or emails. I waited 2 hours and nothing. I left messages on the emergency number provided. No one got back to me. I booked with my email and left a phone number. Very disappointed indeed. I am waiting for a refund. A Chilean friend rang to find out what went wrong but even she didn't get an explaination. No apology, too much technology and no real time communication.

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August 6, 2022

Product ID: 85617