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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 May 17, 2019 via mobile

Pick up time (6:40am) was informed the night before by e-mail and confirmed by WhatsApp on the day of the visit before arrival. There were already a few visitors inside the van and others to be picked yet. Driver (Miguel) and guide (Salvador) were nice...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

We had a good visit in Santiago which culminated in the cajón de Maipo trip. It’s an excellent chance to touch the Andes and see some beautiful scenery. The guide was good in Spanish and English.

Thank Ben M
Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

Late pick up. Irresponsible driver. Driving dangerously. Full van, not able to sit with my partner. Very small legroom. Guide was sincere and informative. Tour details as described. Nothing much, can cut short to half day if you have option.

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Reviewed May 3, 2019

Great day! Picked up on time from hotel. Small group of 14 from Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Germany, Australia and Japan. I was the only Brit. Which was great as we all got to know each other. Our guide was Gonzalo who was brilliant and informative....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile

A well-organized tour. Excellent guide. The canyon is beautiful. For every recomendation. I love Maipo! :)

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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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