Tour to Cajón del Maipo: excursion to Embalse El Yeso
Your senses will appreciate this experience! Choose your favorite activity!
Visit the Reservoir and Salto el Yeso in private transport + Options: à la carte lunch - Asado - Trekking - Hot springs - Rafting - Horseback riding or hot tub.
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 El Yeso reservoir. An incomparable setting with the surrounding mountains 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 that we can comfortably climb the demanding 700-meter walk that takes us to the viewpoint from where we will contemplate the sky reflected in the waters of the reservoir.
Next, we will go to the El Yeso waterfall, a 15-meter waterfall that has a safe observation area. Here we will rest and, if you wish, you can 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 Volcán.
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.
In addition to all this... We give you the possibility of adding your favorite complementary activity to the experience: à la carte lunch - Country barbecue - Trekking - Hot springs - Rafting - Horseback riding or hot tub
Practical information private tour
Price private transport:
From one (1) to five (5) people: 186,000 CLP or $258 USD
It does not influence the price if only one person goes or if 2, 3, 4 or 5 people go in the group.
The price for the whole group is 186,000 CLP or $258 USD
Additional person $22,000 CLP or 30 USD
Example: 5 + 1 = 186,000 + 22,000 = 208,000 CLP
Example: 5 + 1 = 30 USD + 258 USD = 289 USD
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 masl) and the small but demanding initial walk
Includes: Pick up and drop off at home or hotel in Santiago City, private tourist transportation, expert guide at the destination, visit to the places described in the itinerary.
6:30 a.m. Departure from hotel or private home.
7:30 am Detention in the town of San Jose de Maipo, in this place attendees can buy what they need, or have breakfast.
9:00 a.m. Arrival at El Yeso Reservoir
Visits included: Salto El Yeso, Tinoco Tunnel, Casa de Chocolate, Restaurant (optional)
16:30 pm Return to Santiago
17:30 pm Arrival at the departure point
Important: the schedule may vary depending on the options chosen and the preferences of the client
Additional Extra Options
A la carte lunch in a typical restaurant: $15.000 CLP or 21 USD per person
Country barbecue: $17.000 CLP or 24 USD Per person
Trekking to El Morado Natural Monument: $32.000 CLP or 44 USD Per person
Natural pools Baños Morales (medicinal mineral waters): $16.000 or 22 USD Per person
Rafting: $22.000 CLP or 31 USD Per person
Two-hour horseback riding: $24.000 CLP or 33 USD per person
Outdoor Hot Tub: $22.000 CLP or 31 USD Per person
Camping night (tent and stove): $29.000 CLP or 40 USD Per person
Return transfer to Santiago or airport $76.000 CLP or 106 USD up to 5 people.
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. In the event that any of the attractions is omitted, a refund of 20% of the amount paid for the tour will be made.