Tour to Cajón del Maipo: Embalse (reservoir) del Yeso
Important: the traffic officially closed to all public due to an accident. Reopening date unknown so far
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El Yeso reservoir is located in the Andes Mountain Range at an altitude of 2,500 masl in the municipality of San José de Maipo
Stunning landscape formed by the turquoise waters and the imposing mountains in the background
After crossing the different localities that are to the sides of the Maipo River, we will stop to know the town of San Jose de Maipo, where you can have breakfast if you want.
We will visit the tinoco tunnel, built in 1906, through which a small railroad linked (puente alto) the high bridge with the mining town El Volcan. Before reaching the reservoir we will stop in "Las cáscaras", an abandoned mining camp built so that workers could withstand the harsh climatic conditions, so hostile in the area.
From there, continuing along a rustic road, we arrive at the impressive landscape of Embalse El Yeso, with its turquoise waters and its background of imposing mountains, always covered with a blanket of snow. t is the perfect background to immortalize the moment with a photograph
Price $ 97
Season: all year. Except exceptional circumstances
Full day: eight hours
Capacity: 2 people minimum. Up to 44 people
Degree of difficulty: physical conditions suitable for the height of the place (2800msnm)
Includes: tourist transport, bilingual guide, wine tasting and cold table
7:30 h Pick up at the hotel
9:00 h Arrival to San Jose de Maipo village, breakfast optional (not included)
10:00 h Crossing the different localities that are to the sides of the Maipo River
11:00 h Technical tunnel, mythical railway tunnel that joined Puente Alto town with the Volcano mining city
13:00 h Visit to the Volcano, abandoned mining town whose ruins can be visited
14:00 h Arrival at Embalse de El Yeso, wine tasting and cold table
16:00 h Return from the Embalse de El Yeso
17:30 h Arrival at the hotel
Cajon del Maipo is a natural zone with a special and diverse weather. Tours could be modified or some attractions could be avoided depending of the climate. This will be judged by the tour guide according to his experience in the area. In case some of the places mention in the description are avoided, 20% of the amount paid will be refunded.