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Tour Cajon del Maipo in 2019/2020

The enticing Cajón del Maipo canyon lies right on the doorstep of Santiago — only 25km southeast to be exact. Set against the sublime backdrop of the Andean foothills and with soaring 6,000m peaks visible in the distance, it is the ideal place for hiking, adventure sports, wildlife spotting and simply breathing the fresh ... Read More

5 Trips in Cajon del maipo with 15 Reviews

Highlights
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Small group ensures personal service.
  • Get up-close to native wildlife in the Cajon del Maipo canyon.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Embalse El Yeso - Cajon Del Maipo

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Amazing views. Interesting guide by Emmanuel. We loved the final stop st the reservoir with a break for a walk ...
  • Operator Stamp’s Tour
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 100 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Tomorrow
Jul 25
Highlights
  • Visit the scenic and beautiful Maipo Valley & El Yeso Reservoir.
  • Enjoy an outdoor picnic in this guided panoramic tour of the Andean foothills.
  • Good chances of seeing condors, eagles and wild foxes.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Cajon Del Maipo & Embalse El Yeso Day Trip

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8 hour explorer trip through Cajon del maipo and Santiago. Read More
  • Operator Huaso Tours & Bike Rental
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 175 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Tomorrow
Jul 25
Highlights
  • Personalized Tour.
  • Small Groups up to 13 people.
  • Trilingual Guide.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Day Trip To Cajon Del Maipo - Embalse El Yeso

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8 hour explorer tour through Santiago and Cajon del maipo. Read More
  • Operator Isto è CHILE
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 100 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Today
Jul 24
Highlights
  • Mountain biking in the Andean foothills with great views.
  • Bike along El Yeso Reservoir - the largest freshwater reservoir for the Santiago area.
  • All necessary equipment included in this small group tour to ensure a personalized service.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Mountain Bike Tour Embalse El Yeso

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8 hour mountain biking tour through Santiago and Cajon del maipo. Read More
  • Operator Huaso Tours & Bike Rental
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Mountain biking
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5 to 79 years old
From US$ 240 8 hours View Tour
Next Departures
Tomorrow
Jul 25
Highlights
  • Explore the Maipo Valley on horseback.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Andes mountains.
  • Taste select wines from Concha y Toro Vineyard in the village of Pirque.
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  • Starts Santiago, Chile
  • Ends Santiago, Chile

Andes Horseback Ride & Winery Full-Day Private Tour

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  • Trip customizable
10 hour horseback riding trip through Santiago and Cajon del maipo. Read More
From US$ 180 10 hours View Tour
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Tomorrow
Jul 25
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Cajon del maipo Tour Reviews

4.7 - Excellent Based on 15 customer reviews
Underwhelmed Reviewed Tour: Embalse El Yeso - Cajon Del Maipo
Anonymous From USA
3 - Average
“While Cajon Del Majpo is scenic, it was overcrowded and not worth an almost 2 hour drive each way which takes up the whole day.”
Very Good Reviewed Tour: Embalse El Yeso - Cajon Del Maipo
Léa Catherine Bellerose Bélanger From Canada
4 - Very Good
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Excellent Reviewed Tour: Embalse El Yeso - Cajon Del Maipo
Sidney Lang From USA
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”

Cajón del Maipo — Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

The enticing Cajón del Maipo canyon lies right on the doorstep of Santiago — only 25km southeast to be exact. Set against the sublime backdrop of the Andean foothills and with soaring 6,000m peaks visible in the distance, it is the ideal place for hiking, adventure sports, wildlife spotting and simply breathing the fresh air of the countryside. For locals and visitors alike, it is a destination for all tastes, a place that offers both adventure and relaxation, and somewhere you can do just as much or as little as you please.

Cajon del Maipo's biggest attraction is the Embalse el Yeso Reservoir
Embalse el Yeso in Cajon del Maipo against the Andes mountains

Tour Highlights

  • Challenge yourself with one of many rewarding treks and hikes. Trails are available for all levels, but all of them offer exquisite mountain scenery. The Mirador del Morado trail and the El Morado Glacier high-altitude trek are among the most famous.
  • Get your adrenaline fix with adventure sports such as canyoning, white water rafting, ziplining, bungee jumping and more. Horse riding and fly fishing are also available for those who prefer activities of a more sedate nature.
  • Give your tired bones a soak and benefit from the rejuvenating properties of one of the natural hot springs in the area, the perfect end to your Cajón del Maipo holiday.
  • Treat your taste buds with a tour of the famous Concha y Toro vineyard — and sample some of their delicious Casillero del Diablo wine.
  • For a family trip to Cajón del Maipo, the laidback and traditional town of San José de Maipo and its surroundings offer welcoming restaurants and attractive picnic spots that are ideal for kids and parents alike.

Travel Tips

  • The gateway to Cajón del Maipo is the town of San José de Maipo. From there, you can make your way to any of the other points of interest in the valley.
  • Traveling to Cajón del Maipo is simple, and the area is easily accessible from Santiago by public transport. Rural buses run from several metro stations within the city; alternatively, you can take a colectivo (shared taxi), which is only marginally more expensive.
  • Another option is to drive to San José de Maipo with your own vehicle, which you can do in a regular road car. However, to reach many of the attractions beyond San José de Maipo, you will need a 4x4.
  • Perhaps the easiest way to tour Cajón del Maipo is to join an organised trip. This way, the agency will provide a guide, organise transport and take care of everything else that is required, leaving you to simply make the most of your day out.
  • In the summer, all areas are easy to reach by road car or 4x4. In winter, some more inaccessible parts can only be reached by snowmobile, on skis or on foot with snowshoes — although this can make for an exciting adventure in itself.

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