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Santiago: Cajon del Maipo & Embalse El Yeso Trip with Picnic

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Breathe in the fresh mountainous air of Cajon del Maipo on a guided tour from Santiago. Learn about the folklore of this volcanic area and enjoy a light picnic lunch with wine by El Yeso Dam.

Highlights

  • Marvel at picturesque landscapes on a day trip from Santiago
  • Discover the natural beauty of the Maipo Canyon in the Andes
  • See the large El Yeso reservoir, a major water source for Santiago
  • Enjoy a light picnic lunch overlooking the shimmering El Yeso Dam
  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you sip on a glass of wine

Description

Discover the magnificent Andes Mountains on a guided day trip from Santiago. Pass by the Tinoco Tunnel, admire the picturesque Cajón del Maipo gorge, and enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the El Yeso Dam. Start your tour early in the morning with a convenient pickup directly from your accommodation. Hop into the air-conditioned van and set out towards the Maipo Canyon. As you travel, admire the wonderful views of this natural landscape full of high mountain passes, lakes, and forests. Hear about the area's traditions and listen to folktales told by your guide. Along the way, you'll pass the Tinoco Tunnel, a dark disused train tunnel that runs along the Camino Al Volcán, a remnant from the region's railway days. Listen as your guide tells you about the history of this unusual attraction and the tragic story behind the shrines located at the tunnel's entrance and exit. Not far from here, you'll reach the El Yeso Dam. This large reservoir was created in 1964 by damming the Yeso River and now serves as one of the major sources of water for Santiago. Stop here to enjoy a picnic-style lunch served with a glass of wine and some juice. Then, sit back and relax as you set out on your return journey to Santiago, where your driver will drop you off directly at your accommodation.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation in an air-conditioned van Guide Picnic snack

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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