Santiago Metropolitan Region
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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!

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

    2. 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.

  • San Francisco Glacier & El Morado Natural Monument

    3. San Francisco Glacier & El Morado Natural Monument

    This tour is recommended for adventurous people! A spectacular trip to "El Morado" Natural Monument National Park, located at 93 km from Santiago. The starting point of the trek is in Baños Morales, a mountain village at 1,900 meters of altitude. The trail leads to the beautiful San Francisco Glacier (2,500 meters) and Morales Glacier Pond. During the hike you will have a refreshing stop at "Aguas de Panimávida", iron-rich carbonated water that springs out from  the earth.                                                             The tour is recommended for people in good physical shape. Not recommended for asthmatics, cardiopathies, overweight people or people with recent surgeries. The first hour of the hike is steep and then it becomes flat. Altitude increase of 600 meters. Tour subject to change due to weather conditions (rain or snow).   The tour will be open all...

    We had a very nice day. Our two guides were very nice and we got a lot of information regarding the area / Chile in general. We received the exact pick-up time on the evening bevore via whats-app, and were picked up exactly at the mentioned time the following day. We headed out of Santiago and stopped for breakfast on our way to the hike (about 20 min break). Then we headed up the mountains and stated the walk at approximately 2.500 meters hight. The walk was about 5 km long and 600m elevation gain. On our way back we stopped again at the same restaurant for food - which was included, as well as a sandwich and bananas for lunch. It was a great experience, even tough we did another hike than we booked.

  • Santiago: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

    4. Santiago: Guided Sightseeing Segway Tour

    If you have a young spirit and are into technology and innovation, this experience was made for you! You will discover the city of Santiago in an exciting and fun way using eco-friendly personal transport. Start by meeting your guide, who will give you a training session on how to ride the Segway - you'll see that it's much easier than it seems! From there, you'll have the option of choosing to discover the city through its parks or by visiting its more historic sights. If you choose the first option, you will roll through the network of parks located on the south bank of the Mapocho River, in a route that crosses Santiago among its native nature. Visit the beautiful Bicentennial Fountain in Balmaceda Park, the Friendship Pagoda, Sculpture Park, the Sky Costanera, and the Bicentennial Park where you can feed the pink flamingos. Alternatively, if you wish to see the more historical side...

  • From Santiago: Yerba Loca Private Hiking Tour

    5. From Santiago: Yerba Loca Private Hiking Tour

    On this trekking private tour, enjoy an adventure in the mountains in one of the most well-preserved parks in the Andes: Yerba Loca Nature Sanctuary, nestled in a magnificent valley. Admire pine trees, blue rivers, and extraordinary wildlife, such as eagles and Chilean condors. Breathe in the clean mountain air and admire fantastic views, especially of Cerro La Paloma, which has snow on its peak year-round. Explore Villa Paulina base camp or go with your guide on a 2-hour valley hike. You can also cross a glacier-sourced river barefoot. Then, enjoy delicious, traditional Chilean food and drinks such as 'empanadas' (meat or cheese pastries) and 'mote con huesillo' (a sweet non-alcoholic drink with dried peaches). Join this tour for a beautiful day in nature!

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What people are saying about Santiago Metropolitan Region

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 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.

An absolutely fantastic tour of Santiago. Lucia did a great tour with us. Everything important told about the city and the art in the city. We fed flamingos and saw swans that can only be found here. Driving a Segway was all the nicer after a practice it worked out well. Was very fun. Thank you Lucia

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.