- 9 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
This 9-hour tour takes you into Cajón Del Maipo;the perfect place to escape from the city and be in the middle of the Andes mountains. In a small group of no more than 15 people, enjoy the natural surroundings, and beautiful panoramas, before indulging in a snack and glass of red wine. Nature lovers have plenty of time to take in the sights.
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Snacks and Beverages included
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Bottled water
- Tasting of Local Empanada
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from Santiago
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Lunch (Restaurant)
Your Santiago hotel
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns to original departure point
Your tour begins at about 7am with pick up from your Santiago hotel. Greet your guide, climb aboard the air-conditioned minivan and hit the road.
Cross through the south side of Santiago on your way to the drop-off point at Cajon del Maipo, by the mountain road to El Yeso Reservoir. Your driver makes a few stops during the drive, including at a tumbling waterfall and a glacier perched on top of a mountainside.
We also offer a stop to enjoy of a local empanada ( Included ) and the option of having a coffee or tea at that time of the morning clients cost.
Upon arrival at the destination, make use of your free time. Explore the pristine natural environment and admire the steep, rocky walls and gorge.
While you are enjoying your free time, your driver-guide prepares your snack with fresh local ingredients, for you to enjoy with a glass of Chilean wine upon your return.
Head back to Santiago and get dropped off back at your hotel around 4pm.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- 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
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- 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
- Most travelers can participate
- Weekends and Holidays departure starts from 8am and Arrivel hotel at 6pm approx . Must Consider if having a flight before 9 pm
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Tthe guide went out of their way to make the trip simple and timely, we managed to see all the highlights and avoid the crowds. It felt like we had the best tour of everyone around. The ppicnic was lovely
Picked us up right on time at the door of our Air BnB, the guide was very personable and knowledgeable about the area and country. The trip was fun, educational and stress free. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the area.
This was a fantastic small group tour for my wife and I. The trip was well organized with punctual pick-up of all passengers at our hotels and expert accounts of many beautiful sights and scenes along the way. Driver (Patricio) and Guide (Hector) were superb - friendly, out-going, and professional. Most notably, Hector's running dialogue explaining sights and orienting us on local lore (in excellent English) the entire route up to the reservoir and Patricio's expert negotiation of narrow roadways, kept us involved and relaxed the entire day. The lunch they prepared for us at 2,500 meters was also superb. Thanks to this team for a great day. MD
The BEST tour during our vacation in Santiago de Chile! Hector our tour guide and Gabriel our driver were EXCELLENT! They had the inside track on all the places to go and what time to arrive to avoid the crowds and make it a unique experience. We arrived at the base of the Andes mountains to see the mirror image of the Andes reflected on the water truly a magical experience. Nature as it's BEST. It was a beautiful day the sky was the most beautiful shade of blue with fluffy white clouds against the Andes mountains backdrop breathtaking. While we were taking selfies and 1,000 pictures Hector and Gabriel set up a table for the picnic which included wine! We then travel to see a waterfall and raging river followed by a pit stop to have cheese empanadas with a view of the Andes. Highly recommend this day trip if you are going to Chile!
Our guide, Hector, and our driver, Rodrigo, were fabulous guys to spend the day with. This is a long drive out of the City through small Chilean towns to the beautiful reservoir that supplies the water to Santiago. The location is stunning, set at the base of the Andes mountains. Hector shared very interesting historic and current information. We stopped at a classic Chilean farm for empanadas on the drive home. The other fabulous guests along with Hector and Rodrigo made it a perfect day.
This was a fantastic tour experience of a must-see landmark in Chile. Our tour guides, Gabriel and Hector, delivered a high quality experience that was educational, convenient and fun! Based on our observations in the area, this tour seems like the best bang for your buck, between direct drop-off at the sites (no walking required) and a delicious spread of cheeses, wine and savory snacks once in the valley. Overall would highly recommend this tour!
Our guide, Francisco took my daughter, my grandson, and me along with two others on a one-day trip on September 30, 2018 into the Andes from Santiago, Chile. Francisco was excellent in every way: giving us information along the way as well as being an excellent driver on roads and in weather (it snowed) that was challenging. We made several stops at high altitudes that were interesting and provided astonishing views. On the way we stopped to rent heavy clothing, and the price was reasonable. More importantly, the extra clothing (especially the boots) were really necessary to get around once we passed the snow line. This was an excellent trip.
The best part of the tour was not getting to Cajon del Maipo itself, but getting to meet our guide, Francisco. His love for Chile, adventure, and travel is palpable right from the beginning. Right when you get into his van in Santiago, he tells you interesting stories and facts about the city. He seems to know absolutely everything about Santiago and the Andes. He is excited when he tells you his stories and is just happy you're there to listen. You feel safe in his van, even though the rocky mountain roads and takes you farther than into the mountains than any other tour group. We went on a day with beautiful weather to Cajon Del Maipo where the sun shone brightly, the winds were calm, and there was not a hint of cloudy skies. The lake was turquoise green and quite the sight to see. I recommend climbing a big rock along the shore away from the crowds and simply enjoy the scenery and the blessing it is to be in a place so beautiful. After an hour or so of self-exploring, Francisco prepared a beautiful picnic for us with red wine, cheese, and snacks. I realized that even though Cajon del Maipo is a sight to behold, the true gift is getting to know the soul of Chile. Francisco embodies that. There is so much excitement and love in this human being that it's contagious. By the end of the trip, you'll also be in love with Chile and Santiago and wish you could stay forever.
Hector and Francisco narrated and navigated some very tough stretches of road with ease. The entire day was breathtaking from start to finish and Francisco's charming personality managed to keep the entire day lull-free!
This was a great excursion. The lake and surrounding area is gorgeous! After a short walk and it is a walk not a hike once we reached the lake we can back to find a beautiful picnic set up which included local wine and some amazing snacks. I was with friends for a milestone birthday and they gave us a bottle of wine to take back.
We had a great day out to Cajon Del Maipo. Our guide Francisco was excellent. He was very informative and friendly throughout the trip. The only advice I have is to wrap up warm as the walk up to the reservoir is a bit chilly in the morning but so worth it for the amazing view once you are up there. We stopped on the way at the ‘last house in Chile’ to sample some great empanadas!
I give this tour a 5 star rating without actually taking this specific tour. We originally were supposed to take this tour, but we were contacted by the tour company owner, Gabriel, the day prior to let us know the bad weather had closed the road to Cajon del Maipo. Gabriel offered to switch us to a tour that went up into the Andes mountains and visited ski resorts and would add the picnic to the other tour to keep the experience comparable. Since we are easy going individuals, this sounded great. I'm glad we stuck with it. Gabriel picked us up promptly from our hotel and our tour consisted of a family of three from Uruguay and ourselves. It was phenomenal. Gabriel gave excellent commentary on the drive in both English and Spanish for both parties, pulled over for spectacular views, provided clear direction on how to get where we were going and times to return to the van, and provided a KILLER picnic spread. The trip was more than worth the cost and Gabriel was a sensational host/guide. Highly recommend any tour with his company in the future.
I used to think these reviews were done by friends or people that were paid, but they are not!! If I could give more stars for this tour I would! Gabriel, I cant thank you enough, after your crazy but safe driving out of the city to your fun, knowledgeable personality and not to mention the incredible picnic you whipped up...what a day, it was jaw dropping scenery around every corner that took our breath away. We traveled all over South America and this day still stands out in my memory as one of the best. Highly recommended
Gabriel was phenomenal and the tour shows you a different side to Chile. I highly recommend this tour. The thought and details that go into each stop were amazing.
Fantastic day out. Picked up from our hotel in Santiago then driven up the mountain to a beautiful lake. Absolutely stunning. Had a pleasant lunch. Great value and highly recommend
Lovely trip, well worth it. Gabriel was an excellent host and guide and made it really worth our while. I would strongly recommend this trip.
The fact that we left early ensured that we avoided the midday crowds and we experienced the magical colours in the water which disappear as the wind picks up speed. A very important consideration.
Francisco was the BEST guide! Very informative and fun. Beautiful scenery and he was great at pointing out good photo opportunities!. One of the best parts was when he pulled out the picnic table and we had wine and snacks while looking at beautiful scenery!
My best decision to join this trip! It made my experience in Santiago even more worthwhile. Gabriel is very funny and he is a very knowledgeable guide. He took us to the best spots of the canyon and we had a very nice picnic next to the lake. He is also an excellent photographer!! Highly recommend!
By far the best experience I had while visiting Chile. This really made the entire trip worth it. It's beautiful and its amazing and something everyone should witness while visiting Chile. I met some great people on this trip from different parts of the world, you enjoy a bus ride, a short hike and some delicious wine and appetizers while enjoying the view of Cajon del Maipo. Would highly recommend this to anyone.
I am a 21 year old from the U.S. This trip was perfect for me. My tour guide was Gabriel. After you book, you will need to let the tour guides know where you can get picked up.
I recommend using WhatsApp to communicate with them.Then you wait for your driver to guide you through the beautiful Andes