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Cajon del Maipo and Embalse el Yeso Day Tour

Please note that Embalse el Yeso is closed until further notice, due to landslides. Please email us at if you have any questions or are interested in a different tour in the Andes!

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USD $215.00

Per Person

Take a Scenic Hike the Andean Foothills

Please note that Embalse el Yeso is closed until further notice, due to landslides. Please email us at if you have any questions or are interested in a different tour in the Andes!

Explore and enjoy the scenic landscapes of Maipo Valley and Embalse el Yeso Reservoir on this panoramic day trip from Santiago! Travel across Maipo Valley where the road skirts the Maipo River and offers breathtaking views of the Andes foothills.

Take a short hike on a scenic trail surrounding Embalse el Yeso Reservoir, and keep a look out for condors, eagles, and wild foxes! Enjoy a picnic breakfast surrounded by snow-capped mountains. A great day trip from Santiago in both summer and winter!


  • Encounter the scenic beauty of the Embalse el Yeso Reservoir and Maipo Valley!
  • Eat a Mediterranean-style picnic breakfast (wine, juice, tea, cheese, olives, etc.)
  • Enjoy a relaxing and accessible way to explore Maipo Valley  — a great day trip year-round

Tour Information

Duration: 8:00 am – 18:00 pm
Start/End Location: Hotel pick-up/drop-off in Santiago
Booking Requirements: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required


Your tour begins with morning hotel pick-up in Santiago and transfer 2 hours into Maipo Valley. On the way, you’ll drive along rural back roads with outstanding views of the Maipo River and snow-capped Andes. Upon arrival to Embalse El Yeso Reservoir, you’ll walk a relaxing 1 mile (2 kilometer) trail bordering the reservoir. You’ll have the opportunity to capture great photographs of the mountains and clear blue water. With a bit of luck, you’ll be able to observe condors, eagles and wild foxes.

After your walk, you’ll have a breakfast picnic including wine, juice, tea, cheese, olives and other tasty treats while enjoying the fresh air and the surrounding mountains. On the return journey in Maipo Valley, you’ll have the option to stop to enjoy traditional Chilean pies (not included), after which the transfer will return you to your pickup location.

What’s Included

  • Round-trip Transfers
  • Hotel pickup & drop off
  • Guide English/Spanish
  • Outdoor picnic breakfast
  • Photos
  • Emergency kit

What’s Not Included

  • Additional food & beverages

What to Bring

  • Sun block
  • Sun glasses
  • Camera
  • Personal items
  • Personal water bottle

Important Notes

Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at


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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Had an unreal day trip to the Embalse with a group of fellow American students. The views were absolutely breathtaking, and the tour operator was super nice and friendly. To cap it all off we got to go to an authentic chilean restaurant and eat the best empanadas I could imagine. I truly cannot recommend this trip enough.

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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