Cajón del Maipo and El Yeso Dam

Day Trips & Excursions in Valparaíso & the Central Coast

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Submerge yourself into nature, just kilometers from Santiago.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Parroquia San Jose De Maipo, San Jose de Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan RegionDuring this tour, we will discover Cajón del Maipo, a beautiful eco-touristic destination in the Andes mountains. We start our trip by visiting the village of San José de Maipo, some 48 kilometers from Santiago, and declared as a national heritage site, mainly due to its colonial style architecture, its church (which was built in 1800) and the Plaza de Armas, a meeting place for adventure tourism aficionados.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Embalse el Yeso, San Jose de Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan Region El Yeso Dam and reservoir, located 2500 meters above sea level and where all the water for the Metropolitan Region comes from. Its turquoise waters and the amazing Andes mountains in the background make it a true wonder of nature. We can then enjoy a glass of a cocktail to make the most out of the spectacular views, before having the option to eat lunch in one of the traditional restaurants in the area.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Snacks
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Entry/Admission - Parroquia San Jose De Maipo
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse el Yeso

What’s not included

  • Lunch