Maipo Valley Full Day

We invite you to discover the beautiful Maipo Valley, just 45 minutes away from Santiago. On this unique tour you’ll be able to reach the amazing Embalse el Yeso, discover Pirque town and incredible views of the Pre Andes Mountain Range.

Highlights: 
-Cajon Del Maipo area, church and square
-Embalse el Yeso visit
-Picnic tasting with local products
-Lunch at local restaurant Casa Bosque
-Beautiful Pre Andes Mountain range scenery

Once we pick you up at the hotel, we’ll head south of Santiago city, by the side of the mountain range San Ramon, entering into the Andes Mountains, following the path of the Maipo River. At about 800 meters altitude we’ll enter the famous Cajon Del Maipo, an area recognized for outdoor adventures and rock formations that many mountain climbers and mountaineers admired.

After an hour drive, we’ll make our first stop in San José de Maipo town where we will know the history behind this area, walk on the main square and admire its church. We’ll be able to interact with local people by buying local products that afterwards we’ll taste by a lovely setting at our picnic spot.

Then we’ll head into the mountain range until the detour that will lead us to Embalse Del Yeso. This ride goes by waterfalls, canyons, lava formations, a hanging glacier and old constructions made by the workers who built this largest artificial water reservoir. The reservoir is at 2500 meters above sea level, about 8 square kilometers and it opened in 1964. It is an artificial lake that offers turquoise colors and beautiful mountain scenery. As well, it’s a place for birds that nest on this high altitude Lagoon.
We’ll set up a picnic with product bought at morning and admire landscapes that surround us. On our way back to Santiago we’ll stop by the beautiful restaurant Casa Bosque to enjoy its spectacular architecture and taste their rich cuisine.

-Private transportation and professional driver
-English speaking guide
-Picnic tasting
-Bottle of water per person
-Entrances

-Tips and cost of lunch