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Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Small Group Tour with Picnic

From US$ 49.52 per person

Get back to nature and experience the fresh mountain air of the Cajon de Maipo on a small group 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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Spanish, English, Portuguese


  • 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
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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.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Drop off at a central location in Santiago if you want to visit the Costanera Center
  • Small group tour of no more than 13 people per vehicle
  • Picnic snack
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The Embalse el Yeso, the main attraction of this tour, has been closed until further notice. For a similar experience, this Laguna del Inca and Portillo tour is suggested:
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A maximum of 15 people per booking is permitted
  • This tour includes an English-speaking guide (the service can be multilingual)
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based on 347 reviews

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Amazing... Must do!

The tour guide was very lovely and welcoming and spoke amazing English. The bus was a bit crowded but it was all okay! The views are a must see, beautiful! The stops along the way through little towns were lovely as you didn't just go straight to the mountain you saw the culture as well... Amazing. Do it!

May 27, 2019

Must do in Santiago!

A very enjoyable day, not to be missed when in Santiago. Plenty of time to soak in the breathtaking views while you sip on some wine at the little picnic that they put together. I really enjoyed this activity! Thank you so much to our guide Salvador who goes above and beyond.

May 11, 2019

Magnificent Place and Tour

Pictures do not make justice to the beauty and magnificent grounds we visited. Views were drop-dead gorgeous and being so close to the Andes was the perfect way to close our chile visit. Gonzalo was our guide and he was outstanding, my boyfriend and I loved his energy and how connected he was with the group and the area. During the tour, he had a Portuguese speaking group so he was great at translating for everybody without missing any details. Our driver was awesome, he knew his way around the pickup areas so we wasted zero time. We even had a flat tire but they were super professional and fast. The picnic was just perfect, and a good break before the main site. I would recommend this tour to everyone and a must see!

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April 1, 2019

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