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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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Important Information
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 December 19, 2018

Gustavo and his driver did a great job of making us feel welcome, and providing commentary/ history of the site. We also really enjoyed the cheese/salami wine picnic. Cajon mapo is beautiful but thats the only best thing in the trip besides the picnic. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular ride from Santiago to the ski resort. Our guide was informed, well spoken, and knew when to be quiet. The views in the Andes were very humbling. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour-mates. A great time.

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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Brilliant tour, informative guide, well worth the money as only half the price of many of the other similar tours we saw.

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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Good long day trip to the mountains near Santiago. Tour was in spring time and could see snow on mountain tops including a glacier. Nice mountain lake at end of road. Lots of tour groups meeting at the lake. Road to lake is also used...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The day was absolutely amazing! The scenery is breathtaking and worth the drive! The tour guide was bilingual and spoke very good english. He was very educated and gave us plenty of information. The driver drove extremely well despite rocky and tight roads and we...More

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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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