CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

CAJON DEL MAIPO ROAD TRIP

Summary

Immerse yourself in the natural splendor and spectacular scenery of Cajon del Maipo, on a full-day tour from Santiago. Awaken your senses to the fragrant mountain air and dramatic landscape of the mountainous enclave, while gaining insight into the fascinating flora and fauna with an interesting and expert guide. Visit the traditional town of San Jose de Maipo to learn about the cultural customs of the region. Personalized attention from your guide is guaranteed on this small group tour, where numbers are limited to eight or twelve.

US$110 / 1 day

US$110
/ 1 day

Highlights

  • Cajón del Maipo day trip from Santiago
  • Follow the course of the Maipo River and take in stunning panoramas of Maipo Canyon
  • Stop at Embalse el Yeso, a beautiful reservoir surrounded by mountains
  • Visit San José del Maipo and learn about its history and architecture from an expert guide
  • Enjoy a picnic with local wine in front of the reservoir
  • Tour limited to eight or twelve passengers, ensuring a more personalized experience
  • Taste traditional Chilean Empanadas

ITINERARY

Embalse del Yeso

Depart from your Santiago hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned van and relax during the scenic southeastern drive towards the heart of the Andean mountain range. Ascend a winding off-road path and admire the stunning sights as you approach your destination. Arrive at the dramatic valley of Cajon del Maipo and marvel at the hypnotizing landscape; scour the natural panorama for jagged snow-capped peaks, bounteous orchards and verdant vineyards before disembarking at 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level, at the Embalse el Yeso reservoir. Set out on a walk around the glittering turquoise waters of the lake; capture incredible photographs as you circumvent the rugged canyons, listening to your guide´s captivating commentary about the geology and ecology of the area. Return to the vehicle and enjoy a delicious picnic accompanied with a tasty selection of Chilean Wine. Then venture along a picturesque rural road to San Jose de Maipo, a charming town enveloped by the Andean mountains. Declared the capital of the region since 1792, the provincial pueblo boasts quaint artisan shops and an ambient central plaza. Take some time to stroll the serene streets, learning about local folklore as you absorb beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and try a traditional “empanada” at a local empanada shop.  Return to the minivan and appreciate the luscious landscape as you travel back to your Santiago hotel.


Short Itinerary

  • Hotel pick-up from Santiago (between 7:30 – 8:00 AM)
  • Stop at Cajon del Maipo local Market
  • Visit to the majestic Yeso reservoir
  • Road-trip through the Maipo canyon & river
  • Hotel drop-off (18:00 hrs approx)

Embalse del Yeso
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pick up only in few areas from Santiago. (Check pickup-zone details)
  • Minimum age to participate is 13 years old for regular tours
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Our tour guide contacts all the participants the day before the tour with the necessary additional information about the weather and pickup details

Important: Subject to favorable weather conditions. If it rains or snows, you will take an alternate route and visit San Jose Volcano and the village of Baños Morales instead of the reservoir.

Not possible to reach the Snow during the Summer season (Oct to Apr)

Booking details:

  • Pricing Type: Per person
  • Maximum travelers: 7 or 12 (According the Transportation)
  • Operates: Daily, subject to availability
  • Languages offered on activity/tour: Spanish / English
  • Cut-off Time: 24 hours
  • Duration: 1 day

END OF TOUR

  • Small-group tours (maximum of 7 or 12 people)
  • Transportation (Hotel pick-up and drop-off)
  • Driver (Professional License)
  • Tour Guide (Spanish – English)
  • Entrance fees (According the Itinerary)
  • Picnic in the Andes (dried fruits, fruits, cheese, local products and delights)
  • Local Wine
  • Empanadas
  • Craft-Beer or juice sample

  • Any item not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Gratuities (optional)

PRICES AND PACKAGES

REGULAR TOUR
  • Regular Departure
  • CLP$ 75.000 - USD$ 110
Private tour
  • 1 passenger
  • USD$ 370 / CLP$ 234.000 per Person
  • 2 passengers
  • USD$ 190 / CLP$ 124.000 per Person
  • 3 passengers
  • USD$ 150 / CLP$ 93.000 per Person
  • 4 passengers
  • USD$ 140 / CLP$ 91.000 per Person
  • 5 passengers
  • USD$ 130 / CLP$ 81.000 per Person
  • 6 passengers
  • USD$ 120 / CLP$ 76.000 per Person
  • 7 passengers
  • USD$ 110 / CLP$ 71.000 per Person

Ask for groups bigger than 8 passengers. All our private tours include airport pick up / drop-off on the same day of the trip.

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