Surround yourself with the natural beauty of the Andes on this full-day excursion from Santiago de Chile. Visit the picturesque villages of Cajón de Maipo and let yourself be captivated by the spectacular landscape of the El Yeso reservoir.
Cajón del Maipo & El Yeso Day Trip Itinerary
On the morning of your tour, your guide will pick you up from your hotel and you'll head out of Santiago city centre towards the Cajón del Maipo, a canyon known for its incredible Andean landscapes.
The first stop on your tour will be in San José de Maipo, a town which has been declared a National Monument in celebration of its colonial architectural heritage. You'll have free time in San José to explore and enjoy breakfast (not included) at your own pace.
Take the road again, this time crossing through a number of different villages on the banks of the Maipo River. You'll stop along the way to visit the legendary Túnel Tinoco, a railway tunnel that connects Puente Alto with El Volcán on a small military train line, and which has a mystery story related to it. Next, visit the town of El Volcán - "the Volcano", where you'll see the ruins of a former mining city.
From here, make your way across the rustic road which leads to the El Yeso Reservoir. Formed by the dam of the same name, this body of water will captivate you with its stunning turquoise waters and the dramatic snow-capped mountain landscape in which it is nestled.
You'll have time here to enjoy the breath-taking tranquillity of the nature surrounded El Yeso, giving you the opportunity to spot condors, eagles and foxes amongst other native Chilean fauna.
For the finishing touch on your tour, you'll take a well-earned break enjoying a tasting of local wine and snacks, the perfect experience in the ideal setting!
At the end of your tour, you'll be returned to Santiago de Chile and dropped off at your hotel.
- This tour visits places at high altitudes (9180 feet / 2800 m above sea level), and we therefore recommend visitors be in good physical health to participate in the activity.
- The itinerary of this tour is subject to modification in the case of adverse weather conditions or other unforeseen issues. In the case that one of tour's main attractions cannot be visited, a refund of 20% of the price paid for the activity will be given.
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English guided tour
Children between 3 and 11 years oldFree
Children under 3 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English and Spanish speaking guide.
Wine and food tasting.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 local time) if there are still places available.
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.