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Embalse el Yeso Tour – Day Trip to the Andes from Santiago

This Embalse el Yeso Tour takes you from Santiago into the Andes for some spectacular views of the reservoir and the surrounding mountains and valley!

USD $110.00

Per Person

Embalse el Yeso Tour – Day Trip to the Andes from Santiago


  • Visit the famous Embalse el Yeso (a high altitude reservoir in the Andes mountains outside of Santiago)
  • Spectacular views of the Andes mountain range and the Cajon del Maipo valley
  • Picnic overlooking Embalse el Yeso



  • Pick-up at your place of lodging in Santiago: 09:00am
  • Drop-off at your place of lodging in Santiago: 6:00pm (18:00)

09:00am – Pick-up at your hotel in Santiago, begin driving south to Cajon del Maipo – a valley at the foothill of the mighty Andes mountains.

10:30am – You will stop in the small town of San Jose de Maipo, where you will enjoy a Chilean breakfast at a local restaurant. In town, you will also have a chance to buy empanadas, sandwiches, water, and any other snacks or drinks you will want for the day. After some time to check out the Plaza de San Jose de Maipo, you will get back in the van and head for Embalse el Yeso.

1:30pm (13:30) – Arrival at Embalse el Yeso! You will have a chance to enjoy the views from many different vantage points and walk along the road bordering the reservoir.

3:00pm (15:00) – Picnic time! You will enjoy some snacks, some wine, goat cheese, and olives while taking in an incredible view of the Embalse and the Andes mountains. 

4:30pm (16:30) – Begin your return to Santiago.

6:00pm (18:00) – Arrival at your hotel/hostel in Santiago. (Arrival time may vary depending on traffic)

What’s Included

  • Transport (roundtrip from your hotel in Santiago)
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks (cookies, fruit, an empanada)
  • Water
  • Experienced, certified guides trained in first aid

What’s Not Included

  • Insurance

What to Bring

  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Small backpack for personal items
  • Light, wind-breaking jacket

Important Notes

  • Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people, if you are traveling solo, just email us at and we can see if there is anyone already scheduled for the same date!
  • This tour runs from October to May (Chilean spring, summer, and fall) – if you are interested in doing the tour June – September, just email us at and we will let you know if it will be possible!



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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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