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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

Highlights
  • 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
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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
From US$100.00
Overview
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.

Reviews (47)
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Reviewed December 14, 2018
Great Day out

My wife and I were picked exactly on time by Sebastian. Picked up another couple then off on the tour. Sebastian was excellent. Great English skills. Very informative. Very safe driver. Would thoroughly recommend this tour. No frills. But fantastic.

Date of experience: December 2018
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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Sebastian is a rockstar!!! Thanks for your review! " No frills", simple and good as our Andes Mountains. HAve a very merry chritsmas!! Best Constanza

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Good, fun tour

We organised this tour before we left our home country however it was cancelled due to poor weather (it happens) however we were lucky enough to go a few weeks later at the end of our trip. Unfortunately despite confirming a change in hotels between...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RowanI
AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2018

Hey Rowan! Thanks for your review. We are very happy to finally have taken you on one of our tours. Yes, Weather specially duirng spring is preetty unstable, but as you said it happens, thats how nature works out and we dont want to expose...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018
Excellent guide and tour.

The guides proved to be very thoughtful and quite acquainted with the history. (Antonio/Manuel - if I´m not wrong).They picked us up on time and the whole trip was very pleasant and confortable I highly recommend.

Date of experience: September 2018
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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks a lot for yuor comment!!! We are very proud of our guides!! Thanks a lot for your review! Best regards Coti

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile
Lovely introduction to Santiago's mountains

Our guide Francisco Godoy was just great, really knowledgeable, excellent driver, really went the extra mile in terms of giving us all the information we needed to really make sense of and enjoy this wonderful landscape. He drove us far beyond the crowds to really...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

What a great review!!! We push ourselves to give our best everyday!! Thanks a lot!!

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile
Great trip!

It was an amazing trip going through the Cajon del Maipo with excellent explanation of each detail. Extra complement to the guides Diego and Francisco that were amazing going above the average guides!

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones Públicas at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

We are very happy to hear (eventhough we know) our guides are over the Average! Hope to see you back again to live a new adventure in the Andes. Best regards! Coti

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