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Embalse El Yeso

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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
San Jose de Maipo 9460000, Chile
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All reviews beautiful lake day trip sunny day incredible landscape bluest water be mindful chilli place is beautiful take photos arrive early glass of wine during summer spectacular views dirt road nice walk andes mountains fresh air
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a large water reservoir, up the mountains, made of spring water. The trip from Santiago to it is not really pleasant, but it worth it. The place is calm and full of peace, the water body is gorgeous, surrounded by mountains. Great for walking...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank HFLenz
Reviewed August 2, 2019

The place is very beautiful, you can walk around, enjoy the views, take photos and relax. I made it on a tour from Santiago but you can do it by car, just download the map, drive safe and you will be good.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

The embalse dam is closed from June 2019 as two Brazilian children died there as some rocks rolls and hit them. I don’t know when it will be opened but I think next year or it never open again sooner.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank TJAlexforever
Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

This is such a place that is mandatory to go when you go to Chile, that is an amazing spot. I recommend to go by tourism company because is not easy to get there’s, it’s 3-4 hours from Santiago and the road has several difficult...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 527karinam
Reviewed April 19, 2019

This is a must visit, when in Santiago. Just come and enjoy the views, take a walk by the water edge and enjoy the fresh Chilean air!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank goundar-morton
Reviewed February 21, 2019

The best thing for us about visiting this place is not only being there seeing the incredible Turquoise Blue water, or to fight the strong wind, or to feel the fresh air at high elevation, BUT... actually is the ride on winding mountain passes approaching...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Okay, so this place is beautiful. You do not need a tour guide to get there. The road upon arrival is scary, very narrow, so be mindful.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MauMom3
Reviewed February 15, 2019

El Yeso Dam up the Cajun de Maipo is the main reservoir for the people of Santiago. It is a whole day tour from the city but what rewards one gets on reaching this destination !!! The snow-capped mountains of the Andes, the turquoise melt-water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed January 25, 2019 via mobile

If you are in Chile this is a must see! Only a few hours from Santiago, there are plenty of tour operators who can take you there at a good, fair price. The journey is an adventure of dirt roads with single access ways. But...More

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

Visited this wonderful corner of the world on a aunny summer day. Simply beautiful! Wild, enourmous mountains. Untouched. So unique!

Date of experience: January 2019
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February 7, 2019|
Response from MichaelO177 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how far police let you drive and or if it is snowy on the day. The hike is not far if police block final stretch.
Diego Z
February 23, 2018|
Response from Paulinha_Aventurera |
Todas las Agencias parten desde Santiago. Unas desde el Centro, otras desde el lado Oriente, otras desde La Florida y todas más o menos cobran lo mismo. El precio varia porque unas te ofrecen un cocktail y degustación de... More
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January 4, 2017|
Response from pomodorini | Reviewed this property |
It would be the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, so the weather would probably be quite nice!