Tour to Cajón del Maipo: excursion to Embalse El Yeso
¡Your senses will appreciate this experience!
Visit to the Reservoir and the Salto el Yeso + Transportation
Impressive landscape formed by the turquoise waters and the imposing mountains in the background
We will start our tour very early in the morning to enjoy a beautiful sunrise at the El Yeso reservoir. An incomparable setting with the surrounding mountains always covered in a blanket of snow. It is the perfect backdrop to immortalize the moment with a good photograph.
Arriving at the mountain range, we will stop in San José de Maipo to have breakfast and recharge our batteries so we can comfortably climb the demanding 700-meter walk that takes us to the viewpoint from where we'll contemplate the sky reflected in the waters of the reservoir.
Next, we will go to Salto el yeso, a 15-meter waterfall that has a safe observation area. In here we will rest and, if you wish, you can take the opportunity to make your own picnic.
Later we will visit the Tinoco tunnel, built in 1906, through which a small railway used to link the high bridge with the mining town of El Volcan.
We will sweeten our excursion with a visit to the original La Casa de Chocolate ice cream parlor and chocolate shop, which stands out for its exquisite artisan flavors and the architecture and sculptures that adorn the terrace and gardens.
To culminate this experience, we will enjoy the local flavors. Here you can enjoy a delicious lunch based on local cuisine. Not included in the price.
Practical information of the tour:
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Adults $27.600 CLP or $38 USD
Children from 2 to 8 years old $22.000 CLP or $31 USD
Children under 2 years old do not pay.
Season: All year. Except exceptional circumstances.
Duration: eight hours
Capacity: minimum 1 people. Maximum 44 people.
Degree of difficulty: physical conditions suitable for the height of the place (2800 m.a.s) and the small but demanding initial walk.
Includes: Pick up and drop off at the specified meeting points, tourist transportation, expert guide at the destination, visit to the places described in the itinerary.
Departure from the chosen meeting point.
6:30 am Las Rejas Metro Station.
7:00 am Los Heroes Metro Station.
7:30 a.m. Baquedano Metro Station.
8:30 am First stop in the town of San José de Maipo, in this place attendees can buy what they need, or have breakfast.
10:00 a.m. Arrival at El Yeso Reservoir
11:30 am Visit to Salto El Yeso
12:30 pm Visit to the Tinoco Tunnel
13:30 pm Stop at Casa de Chocolate
2:00 pm Lunch at a typical Chilean food restaurant
15:30 pm Return to Santiago
17:30 pm Arrive at the departure point
Tour not suitable for people with mobility problems unless the family group skips the visit to the El Yeso reservoir.
El Cajón del Maipo is a natural area with a quite diverse and special climate. The tours can be modified or you can't reach any of the points described when the road or weather conditions do not allow it. This will be evaluated by the guide according to his experience.