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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

  • Day trip to Embalse el Yeso, a reservoir tucked into the scenic Andes
  • Visit includes stop in quaint mountain town San José de Maipo
  • Picnic with Chilean wine and incredible views of lagoons and glaciers
Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago with a visit to the Embalse el Yeso. This mountain reservoir, known for its distinctive turquoise hue, seems to exist a world apart from Chile’s capital city. Luckily, its distance makes for an easy day trip. Experience the raw natural beauty of this Andean oasis with the comfort of a guided tour.
What to Expect

Your trip begins with convenient hotel pick-up in Santiago, then you’ll relax and take in the view as your van winds its way up into the scenic Andes toward the Cajón del Maipo canyon. The first stop is mountain town San José de Maipo, a welcoming spot for a traditional breakfast and coffee. You’ll learn about the town’s rich history and culture before continuing your trip. The next stop is the Túnel del Tinoco, an abandoned train tunnel thought by some to be a site for paranormal activity.

Once you arrive at the striking turquoise waters of the Embalse el Yeso, enjoy your lunch with a glass of Chilean wine as you admire the incredible views. When your tour is over, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Santiago.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Way overpriced. Cancel ahead if weather looks bad.

went on June 24th 2018 I realize when booking an excursion you have to keep in mind the weather, which is where we took a risk! We saw rain in the forecast and kept our reservation anyway. Our trip started very early at 630AM pickup....More

Thank Emily P
AndoAndesExcursions, Gérant at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Emily , We thank you for your feedback and expressing your concerns about the tour. First, we would like to assure you that we keep track of the weather using at least five different sources, none of which alarmed us. However, the climate sometimes brutally...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing scenery and excellent guide!

The scenery was amazing - fresh snow on a warm sunny cloudless day! We had so much fun playing with the snow, and taking lotsa of awesome photos! Coti, our guide, was really friendly and sincere, and we highly recommend going with AndosAndes for the...More

Thank WeeKee T
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi WeeKee ! We thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback :) We are very glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you soon again ! Kindest regards,

Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile
Santiago's hidden treasures

This was a fantastic day trip. There were just three of us on the tour (excluding our excellent guide Constanza and convivial driver Manuel) so it was nice and personal, and the guides easily adapted to our personalities, preferences and style. My goal had been...More

Thank lachlaninnewzealand
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Hi Lachlan ! Thank you for giving us your feedback and for choosing Andoandes. We're sorry we had to reschedule your tour but we're glad you enjoyed it anyway ! We rarely have to reschedule tours but sometimes we can't operate otherwise. We also usually...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Great day-trip experience

Went on a last minute day trip to Embalse El Yeso. I was looking all over for a tour that would fit my schedule before I had to catch a flight out that evening from SCL. All other companies seem to run a 9am -...More

Thank chengbo
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Hello ! Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your trip ! We try to make reservations as simple as possible so the travellers don't have to be bothered with a complicated process. We also value efficiency and try to make the...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Great tour, run by great people

There are several similar tours on offer to Embalse El Yeso. Some friends had done one of the other ones (red buses) and then came with us on this one. This is much better...toured much more of the lake with much more commentary and looked...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Responsable relations publiques at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Hello there ! Thank you for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your day ! We try to provide a real experience and not only a tour, that's why all of our guides are certified and happy to share their knowledge. We want combine...More

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