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

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On this full-day guided tour visit the Cajón del Maipo area, which is located in the southeast part of Santiago city, famous for its hills, massifs, estuaries and rivers. This tour is ideal for lovers of ecotourism who want to experience the tranquility and fresh mountain air. Start by having a panoramic visit of San Jose de Maipo in which you'll learn the history and the folklore of this area. Later, move on through the marvelous landscapes to get into an Ecological reservation where you can visit a minifarm with different kinds of animals like Horses, Lamas, Emu, sheep, deer, etc. Thanks to the climatic conditions this is the ideal place to enjoy the natural breeze of this region. After that depending of your option take way to natural Hotsprings of Baños Colina with a route an mountain enveroinment. By other part you can enjoy of a small trekking and a more relaxed visit of Cajon del Maipo including a city tour on San jose de Maipo, Chocolate House and the Cascaras sector
  • Guided tour to Embalse El Yeso reservoir from Santiago
  • 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.
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Departure Point
Hotel or address in Santiago
Departure Time
7:30 AM
Return Details
Return to place of pickup
  • 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)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

The hotel pick up and drop off was on time and I met some amazing people on this tour - the views of the reservoir were also incredible - however the guide Salvador was quite unprofessional - we took so many unnecessary stops and had...More

Date of experience: March 2019
7  Thank imkoto
Reviewed February 15, 2019

Group size was more than expected and it took about an hour to pick everyone up. When you arrive at the destination you are given about an hour to walk around the lake (actually a reservoir ) on your own. Stop at a beautiful waterfall...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank djdrs
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

The tour was nice, but if I was to do it again, I would look for transfer only, as I don't believe it was worth the money. They pick you up from your accommodation and drop you at your accommodation or within walking distance to...More

1  Thank TheKcouple
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Most of the day is on the small bus (15 guests). Starts with driving around picking up other folks at their hotel. I was lucky because I was the last to board. After an hour you stop for coffee. Another hour driving you arrive. You...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank LoveChile
Reviewed February 5, 2019

This trip was great. Fantastic driver and guide. Amazing scenery that you were never rushed to move on from. Photo opportunities around every corner. Was a little pressed for room on the mini bus on the way up due to full seats, but offloaded passengers...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from W7844YCfionah | Reviewed this property |
Yes ours was in English and Spanish
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Response from Ben M | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they pick up ap certain hotels. They do pick up from Santiago proper. 2) I have no idea 3)They had chips, crackers, wine and salami for lunch 4) it’s usually a group thing I just took the tour and don’t... More
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