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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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 May 4, 2018

This tour was excellent! Our tour guide was very friendly, kind and welcoming. He was very knowledgeable of the area and history and spoke several languages. The tour was fun and entertaining and I made some very special friends since the group size was small....More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Krobb126
Guillermo R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at MTO Tour, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Dear Krobb126 Thank you for your comment on our profile. It is very nice to know that I appreciate our service and the attention of our guide. For us, it is very important that we can improve even more. I hope that when I return...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018

It was an amazing trip.. everything was very cool.. and ran well...the price was like 50% cheaper than others tour.. driver was very friendly... i recommend this tourMore

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Youcef K
Guillermo R, Gerente at MTO Tour, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Dear Youcef K Thank you for your comment on our profile. It is very nice to know that I appreciate our service and the attention of our guide. For us, it is very important that we can improve even more. I hope that when I...More

Reviewed December 3, 2017

The view is pretty- once you get there. But be warned- the miners are not happy the tourists are there. So you are on a small gravel road- that you are sharing with dump trucks that are racing by. So while the tour guides ARE...More

Date of experience: November 2017
10  Thank Heather J
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October 18, 2019|
Response from Ben M | Reviewed this property |
Probably, if it is in Santigo
October 8, 2019|
Response from djdrs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help, I am not a tour operator and do not live in the area.
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Response from W7844YCfionah | Reviewed this property |
Yes ours was in English and Spanish
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