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Cajon del Maipo

2,752 reviews
San Jose de Maipo, Chile
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153 reviews
Though undeniably beautiful, the Embalse El Yeso reservoir in Cajon del Maipo is notoriously difficult to access. Visit as part of a guided tour from Santiago to let an experienced driver handle the pot-holed road while you admire spectacular views of the Andes Mountains. This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people or fewer—the perfect size for enjoying your picnic lunch and a bottle of wine upon arrival.
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$29.90 per adult
256 reviews
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.
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$109.00 per adult
106 reviews
This guided tour of Cajon del Maipo takes you to a popular waterfall, a natural thermal pool at Banos Colina, and a vista point at La Engorda Valley. A moderate 3-hour trek is made easier by guides who carry enough water and lunch for everyone, as well as tell you about the local environment as you walk.
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$110.00 per adult
53 reviews
Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago with a visit to the Embalse el Yeso. This mountain reservoir, known for its distinctive turquoise hue, seems to exist a world apart from Chile’s capital city. Luckily, its distance makes for an easy day trip. Experience the raw natural beauty of this Andean oasis with the comfort of a guided tour.
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$90.00 per adult
14 reviews
Embark on a thrilling winter hike through Chile's Cajon del Maipo, taking in the beauty of this spectacular canyon disguised in a bed of snow. Set out from Santiago for this incredible snowshoeing adventure, trekking 5-miles toward the base of a glacier, marveling at the stunning scenery—including San Jose volcano—en route. Break for an outdoor lunch, admire a waterfall that takes on new life in winter and then begin your return 5-mile hike before being dropped off at your Santiago hotel.
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$120.00 per adult
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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

One of the most breathtaking places I’ve ever been. there was no snow when we went, but it was worth it anyway! Its a must see if you go to Santiago!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank patyjohnston
Reviewed April 19, 2019

When in Santiago, take the drive into The Andes and enjoy the amazing views. Make a few stops to take in the scenery, enjoy the fresh mountain air!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank goundar-morton
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

We spent 2 weeks in Chile based in Maipo It is a perfect area to base yourself for a shorter visit to Chile We made 2 longer excursions to the coast, Vina del Mar & La Serena then one night in Banos Morales (Upper Maipo...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

I booked a trip to Cajon thought Trip Advisor (MTO Tour Company). All the tours are the same (basicaly) so keep in mind: they will stop 1st in a snackbar so u can have breakfast or go to the bathroom. This 1st stop will take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank 1010thainararn
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This is an astonishing landscape! What a wonderful place! When the sky touches the mountains surrounding you and the sunrise meet snowy peaks reflected on a lake and you can hear birds singing, then you know you met the paradise.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank roneyp656
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

This was a very worthwhile, comfortable mini bus excursion with A/C & music to see the Maipo River Valley & Canyons/The Lake & Dam & the Glacier Up in the Chilean Andes Mtns. I don’t like 20 hr yours but this one was quite enjoyable....More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Bruce E
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

As far as I understand, it's a man-made water reserve. It serves as water source for parts of Chile. Nice views and turquoise water, but buying a tour, originating from Santiago is simply not worth the money. For international tourists - there's a discrimination fee...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheKcouple
Reviewed January 17, 2019

It is a beautiful scenic location to run away from city and enjoy fresh atmosphere.I went there with my kids and wife. We enjoyed the Chilean wine as well. Also there is a Embalm el yeso reservoir. It's more relaxing..!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BenJay145
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

If you want to have a quiet day surrounding by nature and just be faraway from the city and its noises, this is the perfect place! Even if it's IN the city is so nice and relaxing that is like it's in another world.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank vangarciad
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

What a great day out! If you are in Santiago, Chile for a day or two then this tour is excellent. Great tour guide (family business) gets you going early to miss the crowds and explains so much on the tour - an absolute gem...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 12, 2019|
Response from 1010thainararn | Reviewed this property |
Is beautiful any time of the year! On winter most part of the visit, you will do walking because cars can’t get close because of the snow! I want to visit again in winter!! Definitely should be worth it!
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Response from JJsFarm | Reviewed this property |
We had a tiny (cheap) hire car & it was fine - but we did a fairly simple drive & we didn’t go off the main road/s If you are going to explore more off the roads then a 4wd would probably be useful