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Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic provided by MTO Tour

Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic

Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic
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About
Though undeniably beautiful, the Embalse El Yeso reservoir in Cajon del Maipo is notoriously difficult to access. Visit as part of a guided tour from Santiago to let an experienced driver handle the pot-holed road while you admire spectacular views of the Andes Mountains. This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people or fewer—the perfect size for enjoying your picnic lunch and a bottle of wine upon arrival.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Picnic and wine make for a picture-perfect lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 or fewer for a friendlier experience
  • Driver handles notoriously bad road while you admire the views
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Santiago or select hotels included
What to expect
  • Begin your tour to Cajon del Maipo with pickup from your central Santiago hotel or alternative pickup point. Then, look out at the scenery as your driver safely makes the drive out of the city to Cajon del Maipo, at the base of the Andes. Pass small towns and through Tinoco Tunnel to catch views of the Andes Mountains. Then, stop at the stunningly blue Embalse El Yeso reservoir for a picnic lunch accompanied by wine. Spend free time chatting with your small group of 13 or fewer and taking photos of the view. Return to Santiago at the end of your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Picnic and wine make for a picture-perfect lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 or fewer for a friendlier experience
  • Driver handles notoriously bad road while you admire the views
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Santiago or select hotels included
What to expect
  • Begin your tour to Cajon del Maipo with pickup from your central Santiago hotel or alternative pickup point. Then, look out at the scenery as your driver safely makes the drive out of the city to Cajon del Maipo, at the base of the Andes. Pass small towns and through Tinoco Tunnel to catch views of the Andes Mountains. Then, stop at the stunningly blue Embalse El Yeso reservoir for a picnic lunch accompanied by wine. Spend free time chatting with your small group of 13 or fewer and taking photos of the view. Return to Santiago at the end of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32917P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • This tour includes English tour guide (the service can be multilingual)
  • Picnic (snacks cheeses, olives, salami, wine, juices, etc)
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Temporary fee of $7 applied from the government to improve security measure on Embalse del Yeso Area
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your Santiago accommodations in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes (hotels area), Vitacura (hotels area) , or Santiago Centro, or at another meeting point in those districts Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Assumes no responsibility for events that are not attributable whatsoever to the tour like disease, strikes, weather conditions, natural disasters, riots or any other cause beyond our control
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • This tour includes English tour guide (the service can be multilingual)
  • Picnic (snacks cheeses, olives, salami, wine, juices, etc)
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Temporary fee of $7 applied from the government to improve security measure on Embalse del Yeso Area
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Departure Point: Your Santiago accommodations in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes (hotels area), Vitacura (hotels area) , or Santiago Centro, or at another meeting point in those districts Dates: Daily Return point: Returns to original departure point
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Assumes no responsibility for events that are not attributable whatsoever to the tour like disease, strikes, weather conditions, natural disasters, riots or any other cause beyond our control
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cajon del Maipo
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Embalse El Yeso
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Tunel Ferroviario del Tinoco
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Villa La Obra, San Jose De Maipo
    El Canelo
    Avenida el Manzano
    Las Vertientes
    San Alfonso
    San Gabriel
    El Melocotón
    Santiago
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mato Z
Bratislava, Slovakia6 contributions
Great one day break to the nature
Jan. 2020
A great trip outside of Santiago the beautiful nature! Our guide was very friendly, we enjoyed the great views on the mountains and had a tasty wine here. Nice family trip
Written June 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

david
Prague, Czech Republic23 contributions
Great 1 day tour outside of Chile
Mar. 2020
We visited Cajon del Maipo with Gonzalo and it was blast, the lake itself is very nice and we got plenty of amazing pictures but overall this trip was great value for the money, it is extremely cheap for what you get,Gonzalo is very well educated and has perfect english, we enjoyed picnic that was prepared for us, learned stuff about Chilean politics and overall simply had great day, definitely give this a try when you are in Chile, you won't be disappointed, thanks again Gonzalo!
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear David M, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will let Gonzalo know about your kind comment and compliments, and I'm sure he will be as proud as we are to know you had such a good experience. It is always very important for us and our guides this kind of feedback. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you all again in the near future. Best regards, Maria from Mtotour
Written May 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

cmb1232014
Jatai, GO128 contributions
Tiring but nice
Feb. 2020
The guide and driver were great. The picnic was OK too. But I do think the stop in SanJose or something like that was not necessary. Maybe you could have taken us to a nicer place for lunch or straight back to the hotel.
Written March 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear cmb, First of all, thank you for your comment. We like taking into account each feedback that our customers give us in order to always improve your experience. Don't hesitate to contact us the next time you or your friends want to come to any other of our tours. Best regards, Maria from MTOtour
Written May 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

wmi
2 contributions
COBRANÇA DE MAIS 20.000 PESOS (R$ 120,00) DURANTE A VIAGEM - CHARGED OTHER 20,000 PESOS (R $ 120.00) DURING THE TRIP
Feb. 2020
Durante o tour, fizeram uma cobrança extra de 20.000 pesos (R$ 120,00), sendo que, no site, consta que está tudo incluso.
During the tour, they made an extra charge of 20,000 pesos (R $ 120.00), and on the website it appears that everything is included.
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shirley K
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Trekking in Maipo
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Great day with opportunity to see and hike around artificial lake created by glacier waters. Lovely picnic. However, this a light meal. You may want to bring or buy extra food.
Our driver Aquil was amazing. Got us through several tight spots.
Written February 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear John, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with us. It is very important for us to know that you had a good experience. We invite you to check our other tours which offer a variety of unique and unforgettable moments. Best regards, Maria from MTOtour
Written May 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

apoltin
Vienna, Austria320 contributions
A great day
After leaving the hotel at 6:20 in the morning we picked some other guests and drove with a stop to the beautiful lake in 2500m above ground. There we had a picknick with wine and cheese and salami. We also saw a waterfall and a glacier in the distance. On the way back we stopped in the Chocolate house where we bought delicious ice cream. After an other stop we returned to Santiago. Van, Driver and guide were great
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Apoltin, Thank you for your kind comment! We are very pleased to know you had a good experience with us. We look forward to have you and/or your friends on board in another of our tours soon. Best regards, Maria from MTO Tour
Written May 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Snezana.sonje@21
1 contribution
Portillo ski center and the Inca Lagoon from Santiago "
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Don’t hesitate , you will enjoy : view of Ande, Glacier in far distanca , breathtaking view of the deep blue lake, and mountains with snow cap behind . Explore the elite hotel of the most known Skiers in the World. Experience good food and vine.
Gonzalo our tour guide is pleasant, well
Educated man , with perfect english he explained from the History of Chile , Idependance day, demografic - Mapucho indians , their fight for freedom, their customs etc. We learned about eco system , vine production and the most important “ he reminded us that it is the time for Us to enjoy and take all possible impressions deep inside” to forget every else and be one with the nature in this unique moment in the universe.
Thank You
Snezana
Written February 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear SKruscic, Thank you for your comment! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with us. We will pass on the message to Gonzalo who will be proud to read your review. It is very important for us and our guides to know that you had a good experience. We will be happy to welcome you to another of our tours in the near future, when the circumstances are right. Best regards, Maria from MTOtour
Written May 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

shark4rae
Cudjoe Key, FL613 contributions
Great experience - well worth the trip
We were first time visitors to Chile and booked this tour via MTA, and we are so glad we did. As others have mentioned, the Cajon is still closed to tour groups because of a bad accident with some tourists, so they substitute Ski Portillo now.

Our small group fit well in the Sprinter van with plenty of space and comfort (much nicer than the big coaches/groups we saw). The best was Gonzalo - everything you could ask for in a guide. He gave a fully narrated tour in two languages while the driver took us to the various stops. Gonzalo was fun, funny, very knowledgeable, and genuinely cared that we had a good time. His passion was contagious. We loved the stops and explanations he gave, he took time to make sure we enjoyed the experience. He gave lots of pointers on other things to do/see in Santiago too.

I dreaded the meal stops, fearing they were “tourist traps”, but the food and wine was reasonable and good.

It’s a full day and we highly recommend Gonzalo and MTO tours!
Written January 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jerry, Thank you for your comment! We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with us. We will pass on the message to Gonzalo who will be proud to read your review. It is very important for us and our guides to know that you had a good experience. We will be happy to welcome you to another of our tours in the near future, when the circumstances are right. Best regards, Maria from MTOtour
Written May 27, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bob1949
Jersey, UK2,439 contributions
Excellent!
Jan. 2020
It was an early start, our hotel pickup was 6.40am but the overall experience was excellent. Christian was our guide and driver and he looked after us extremely well. Even though some of the roads in the Andes, particulacy on the last lap to the reservoir are hairy, at no time did I feel unsafe. The views in the mountains are spectacular and once reaching the reservoir, it is awesome. The value for money was first class and there were nice touches such as a picnic of cheese and meats, crisps, nuts, crackers and a glass or two of 'Concho Y Toro' red wine. The journey back was broken up well with a stop for the picnic, a visit to a chocolate shop where they serve delicious ice cream and a town stop for a few drinks and light lunch/snack. We enjoyed every minute of our experience today at a very reasonable cost and led by a first class guide/driver, who was also a very considerate person. A great day, thank you!
Written January 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Bob, First of all, thank you very much for your comment. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you liked the places that you visited with us. We will pass on your comment to Christian. It is always very important for us and our guides to know that you enjoy and cherish every moment of your tour. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you all again in the near future. Best regards, Maria from Mtotour
Written June 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maryellen B
3 contributions
Tour
Jan. 2020 • Couples
Cristian was an outstanding guide. He hosted a wine and cheese picnic. The group was very social and Christian blended the personalities for a nice interaction. A group picture was taken by Cristian and sent to all. It was a very nice day.
Written January 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mary Ellen, First of all, we would like to thank you for your kind feedback. We will forward your comment to Christian who will be as pleased as we are to know you enjoyed your tour with us! Don't hesitate to contact us the next time you or your friends want to come to live another gratifying experience in one of our tours. Best regards, Maria from MTO Tour
Written June 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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