If you would like to take a day away from the city chaos of Santiago to breathe nature, walk among dusty paths, and take incredible pictures next to blue lakes, this is your tour!
Santiago is a privileged where you can be in the beach in two hours, but also be in one of the most impressive mountain parks of South America, in two hours as well.
Cajon del Maipo is the name given to an ecotouristic zone in the middle of the Andes region of Chile. This is an area known for hot springs, lakes, snowy mountains, skiing, and trekking. The most impressive of this areas, is the Embalse el Yeso National Park, where thousands of visitors come every day to pay a visit to one of Chile's most beautiful wonders, a lake that is in the middle of an incredible mountain range.
We will pick you up in any hotel or AirBnb in Santiago before we depart to Cajon del Maipo. On our way there we will make a small visit to an old-but-cool train station and the completely dark tunnel that it used to go through.
We will then arrive to San José de Maipo, a small and picturesque village founded in 1792. This town is the complete opposite of the metropolitan Santiago vibe. Things move slowly here and people live relaxed and simpler lives, even if it's a bit colder.
We want you to get in touch with locals, meet them, talk to them and if you can, support their small business. That's why in San José de Maipo we stop by the "Chocolate House", a place where your senses will be delighted by the best chocolate of this region!
During the journey you will appreciate a hanging glacier, a wonderful Andean mountain system, and flora and fauna typical of the area. We will make sure to make stops so that you can actually take pictures of these wonders, you won't be just sitting in a bus!
Once in the Embalse El Yeso Park (also called "El Yeso Dam" or "El Yeso Valley") we do a short trekking (around 30 minutes depending on the weather) so that you can actually feel the cold air in your face, the dusty roads in your feet, and the beautiful landscapes that are only seen in Cajon del Maipo.
After this full day tour, we will head back to Santiago and drop you off at the same place where we picked you up.
We will pick-you up in any hotel or Airbnb inside Santiago.
Starting Time : 6:30 AM
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