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Day Trip to Cajon Del Maipo from Santiago provided by Isto e Chile

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Day Trip to Cajon Del Maipo from Santiago

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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Updated 07/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The dramatic gorge and snow-capped mountains of Cajon Del Maipo sit just south of Santiago and it's an idyllic destination to escape the city for a day. This small-group tour offers a personalized experience, with a local guide to take you to all the best viewpoints and a picnic served against the natural backdrop.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Cajon del Maipo
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    Embalse El Yeso
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 3
    Embalse El Yeso
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Casa Chocolate Tienda Boutique
    Stop: 30 minutes
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Highlights
  • Spectacular views of the Cajon Del Maipo in the Andes
  • Picnic with wine looking out over the mountain gorge and glaciers
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Santiago
  • Small group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Santiago hotel. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned minivan, set out on the journey to Cajón del Maipo, soaking up the scenery as you leave the city behind and climb up into the Andes mountains. Stop along the way for an empanada and to admire the region’s many natural wonders, including waterfalls, glaciers, and snow-covered mountains. Upon arrival at Cajón del Maipo, a dramatic river gorge at the heart of the mountains, your guide takes you to one of the most impressive viewpoints to take in the natural landscapes as you sip Chilean wine and tuck into a picnic. After refreshments, enjoy some free time to explore or take photos before you set out on the return journey. Back in Santiago, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
9h
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Tasting of Local Empanada
  • Wine
  • Driver-guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Santiago
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch (Restaurant)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Will be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • During winter season (June-Sept) the vehicle does not go to the reservoir due to the snow on the road. There will be some walking to get there
  • There will be a stop at a rental store winter season June-Sept for proper snow boots and clothing, if needed.
  • Pick up time will be confirmed 1 day before the travel date by email before 8pm
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Pick up from hotels central located downtown, providencia, las condes or vitacura. If staying apart from hotel radio area must consider a meeting point
  • Weekends and Holidays departure starts from 8am and Arrivel hotel at 6pm approx . Must Consider if having a flight before 9 pm
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 15 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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Rich S wrote a review Mar 2020
6 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a day available for a day trip on our stay in Santiago, and debated between this tour or one to wine country. Because of the uniqueness of the Andes, this one won out. And, so glad it did! Once we got out of the city, which was no small feet on a workday, the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Lorna B wrote a review Mar 2020
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There is a lot of driving on little windy roads, but if you can cope with that this tour is great. Alejandro, the guide, and Jorge, the driver, are both excellent and work as a team to ensure that everyone is well looked after. Alejandro's knowledge of Chile is extensive and
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Stephen S wrote a review Mar 2020
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guide manuel and driver gorge provided an excellent service for an informative and scenic tour much enjoyed by the whole group!!..well done!!
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JulieMSM wrote a review Mar 2020
Fremont, California130 contributions20 helpful votes
Today, was quite an adventure, heading into the Andes Mountains. A small bus took us along the dramatic gorge of Cajon Del Maipo (river) in Central Chile, southeast of Santiago. Before going “off road,” we stopped at San José de Maipo for a quick break. Along the drive, the
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Vibe F wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions2 helpful votes
A great trip. Gabriel our guide was fantastic. Full of information, political, geographical, historic and geology. Excellent English ( Spanish, Portugese) and great fun ( including a love of our generation music on the way home). George our driver was excellent, careful and
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  • Duration: 9h
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