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From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

Activity provider: MTO Tour Chile

From Santiago: Cajon del Maipo Full-Day Tour with Picnic

Activity provider: MTO Tour Chile

From US$ 49.52 per person

Get back to nature and experience the fresh mountain air of the Cajon de Maipo on a full-day tour from Santiago. Visit the lake of Embalse el Yeso, pass the Tinoco Tunnel, and more.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Santiago Centro


  • Get back to nature in the beautiful Cajon de Maipo
  • Journey along a road with magnificent mountain views
  • See the small towns and settlements of the Andes Mountains
  • Enjoy a picnic snack at the lake of Embalse del Yeso
Full description

Admire the stunning massifs, estuaries, and rivers of the Andes Mountains on a full-day trip to the Cajon del Maipo on this van tour. Enjoy a delicious picnic in a stunning natural setting along the way. See sights like the Tinoco Tunnel and pass by charming, traditional towns. 

Depart Santiago and journey to San Jose de Maipo in a spacious and air-conditioned van. Listen as your guide tells you about the folklore of the area. Head towards the volcano and see small towns like Las Vertientes, El Canelo, El Manzano, El Melocoton and San Alfonso. 

Learn the history of the Tinoco Tunnel as you make your way along a dirt road to the large lake of Embalse del Yeso. Stop at the reservoir to enjoy a picnic-style snack with cheese, olives, salami, juice, wine, and more. 

Start back towards Santiago at around 3:00 PM and be dropped off at your hotel or in the city center at approximately 6:00 PM.

  • English-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Drop off at a central location in Santiago if you want to visit the Costanera Center
  • Picnic snack
  • Tips (optional)

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  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • This tour may be conducted in more than one language
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based on 424 reviews

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No one picked me up, received no calls or emails. I waited 2 hours and nothing. I left messages on the emergency number provided. No one got back to me. I booked with my email and left a phone number. Very disappointed indeed. I am waiting for a refund. A Chilean friend rang to find out what went wrong but even she didn't get an explaination. No apology, too much technology and no real time communication.

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August 6, 2022

Super good! A tour with a short walking route. More to see the landscapes and take photos, you do not have to be in great physical shape. I do recommend renting the snow clothing that they offer you because it is warmer and gets very dirty in winter. At the end, the Picnic of cheeses, sausages and a great Chilean wine are the finishing touch to the activity. Our guide Isabel was very good and attentive to all the details. I recommend it !!

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July 28, 2022

Everything started badly early on because the guide got sick, which can happen to all of us, but the problem was that no one reported anything, not the wholesaler, not the operator, not the contractor, in short, no one gave any reason for anything and it was as easy as put a message and explain everything easily. Finally the designated guide showed up and the tour was an excellent adventure. Very well operated but they must require the operators that when there is a delay, they inform immediately, the client will always understand but you have to notify him out of respect.

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July 5, 2022

Product ID: 85617