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Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

4.8 / 5

33 reviews

Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Small-Group Tour

From US$ 55.79 per person

Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Andes Mountains on a day trip from Santiago. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor of Cajon del Maipo and the Embalse el Yeso then enjoy wine just a walk away from the El Salto Waterfall.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 10 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is from your accommodation in Santiago Centro, Providencia or Las Condes.


5.5 hours
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region

  • 1 hour
  • Breakfast

  • 10 minutes
  • Tinoco Tunnel (walk)

  • 40 minutes
  • Cajón del Maipo Viewpoint (photo stop)

  • 30 minutes
  • El Yeso Dam (visit)

  • 20 minutes
  • Salto El Yeso (picnic)

  • 40 minutes
  • Casa Chocolate, San Jose de Maipo (photo stop)

  • 1 hour
  • Santiago Metropolitan Region

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Reconnect with nature in the beautiful Cajon del Maipo
  • Go to the historic mining town of San José del Maipo
  • Enjoy a scenic stop in a area close to the Salto el Yeso Waterfall
  • Benefit from convenient pickup and drop-off at your accommodation in Santiago
Full description
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 approximately 6 PM.
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Small-group tour of no more than 16 people per vehicle
  • Entrance fee to the Embalse el Yeso Natural Park
  • Wine, juice or water
  • Visit to Embalse el Yeso Dam
  • Stop at the chocolate house
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Packed lunch

Know before you go

  • Please provide the full names of everyone in your group when making your booking
  • Tours subject to favorable weather conditions and availability; it is recommended to book for your first available day in Santiago so you have maximum flexibility to roll on to the next available date
  • If you cannot make it to an alternative date, you will receive a full refund
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

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Absolutely loved the experience! Pick-up and drop-off were quite prompt. Our guide Alexis was super friendly and told us historical and geographical facts about the Cajón :) He took the time to narrate in English, Spanish and Portuguese. It was a lovely trip and I'd love to go with them to other places in Santiago soon!

December 30, 2021

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.

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February 28, 2020

EXCELLENT!!! Both the Yuri Guide and the Leo driver, spectacular !!!! Very pleasant atmosphere, with humor, informative and safe. The Cajon del Maipo is a beautiful, super, super recommended place, and they really do it great. Yuri tremendous wave, good disposition and even made us a photographer, and Leo in addition to handling extraordinary (noticing that the memory path is known) also very cool and explained a lot of things. Suuuuuuuuper recommended!

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February 25, 2020

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