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Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic provided by MTO Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Though undeniably beautiful, the Embalse El Yeso reservoir in Cajon del Maipo is notoriously difficult to access. Visit as part of a guided tour from Santiago to let an experienced driver handle the pot-holed road while you admire spectacular views of the Andes Mountains. This small-group tour is limited to just 13 people or fewer—the perfect size for enjoying your picnic lunch and a bottle of wine upon arrival.
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  • 1
    Cajon del Maipo
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 2
    Embalse El Yeso
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Tunel Ferroviario del Tinoco
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Villa La Obra, San Jose De Maipo
    Pass by El Canelo
    Pass by Avenida el Manzano
    Pass by Las Vertientes
    Pass by San Alfonso
    Pass by San Gabriel
    Pass by El Melocotón
    Pass by Santiago
Highlights
  • Picnic and wine make for a picture-perfect lunch
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 or fewer for a friendlier experience
  • Driver handles notoriously bad road while you admire the views
  • Pickup and drop-off from central Santiago or select hotels included
What to Expect
Begin your tour to Cajon del Maipo with pickup from your central Santiago hotel or alternative pickup point. Then, look out at the scenery as your driver safely makes the drive out of the city to Cajon del Maipo, at the base of the Andes. Pass small towns and through Tinoco Tunnel to catch views of the Andes Mountains. Then, stop at the stunningly blue Embalse El Yeso reservoir for a picnic lunch accompanied by wine. Spend free time chatting with your small group of 13 or fewer and taking photos of the view. Return to Santiago at the end of your tour.
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Important Information
Duration
7–8 hours
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Live commentary on board
  • This tour includes English tour guide (the service can be multilingual)
  • Picnic (snacks cheeses, olives, salami, wine, juices, etc)
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Temporary fee of $7 applied from the government to improve security measure on Embalse del Yeso Area
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Assumes no responsibility for events that are not attributable whatsoever to the tour like disease, strikes, weather conditions, natural disasters, riots or any other cause beyond our control
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mato Z wrote a review Jun 2020
Bratislava, Slovakia6 contributions
A great trip outside of Santiago the beautiful nature! Our guide was very friendly, we enjoyed the great views on the mountains and had a tasty wine here. Nice family trip
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Date of experience: January 2020
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david wrote a review Mar 2020
Prague, Czech Republic23 contributions15 helpful votes
We visited Cajon del Maipo with Gonzalo and it was blast, the lake itself is very nice and we got plenty of amazing pictures but overall this trip was great value for the money, it is extremely cheap for what you get,Gonzalo is very well educated and has perfect english, we
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Costumer_Service_MTO, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic
Responded 18 May 2020
Dear David M, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your experience with us. We will let Gonzalo know about your kind comment and compliments, and I'm sure he will be as proud as we are to know you had such a good experience. It is always very important for us and our guides this kind of feedback. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you all again in the near future. Best regards, Maria from Mtotour
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cmb1232014 wrote a review Mar 2020
Jatai, GO114 contributions16 helpful votes
The guide and driver were great. The picnic was OK too. But I do think the stop in SanJose or something like that was not necessary. Maybe you could have taken us to a nicer place for lunch or straight back to the hotel.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Costumer_Service_MTO, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic
Responded 25 May 2020
Dear cmb, First of all, thank you for your comment. We like taking into account each feedback that our customers give us in order to always improve your experience. Don't hesitate to contact us the next time you or your friends want to come to any other of our tours. Best regards, Maria from MTOtour
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wmi wrote a review Feb 2020
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Durante o tour, fizeram uma cobrança extra de 20.000 pesos (R$ 120,00), sendo que, no site, consta que está tudo incluso. During the tour, they made an extra charge of 20,000 pesos (R $ 120.00), and on the website it appears that everything is included.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Shirley K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Great day with opportunity to see and hike around artificial lake created by glacier waters. Lovely picnic. However, this a light meal. You may want to bring or buy extra food. Our driver Aquil was amazing. Got us through several tight spots.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Costumer_Service_MTO, Public Relations Manager at Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic
Responded 25 May 2020
Dear John, We are very happy to know that you enjoyed the tour with us. It is very important for us to know that you had a good experience. We invite you to check our other tours which offer a variety of unique and unforgettable moments. Best regards, Maria from MTOtour
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Honest, Communicates well, Much integrity.
I highly recommend this operator for their honesty, communication and integrity. They went above and beyond to hel
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Nightlife with a safe feeling!
While in Santiago, we wanted to see the night life and the pulsating city with a nice dinner. Since we werent sure
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Smooth pick up and transfer
After we returned to Santiago from the south, we have decided to go to Valparaiso again and we used the MTO tour se
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Colorful and artistic cities on the coast
Valparaiso is a very colorful city at the coast with very nice houses and streets full of street art and old buildi
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Easy and on time
The driver was punctual, the ride was safe and easy. All went smooth and we were at our place at time.
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Great tour in Santiago
It was a very nice experience to see the capital city in its full scale. The program was really good and we have se
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Lovely day at wineries and local restaurant
We enjoyed the easy movement of this tour. Patricio, our tour guide, took special care to listen to our expectatio
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Grand day trip from Santiago
Patricio took us on a day tour to Valpariaso and Vina del Mar from Santiago. He was knowledgable and charming, givi
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Patricio - Santiago based guide
Patricio was our guide for a day tour to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar (with a short stop for wine tasting in Casabla
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Great trip and experience
Patricio was great very informative and really showed us the beauty of Chili. Although not a wine lover the vineyar
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Excellent!
Had a great time. Would recommend to anyone. Picked us up on time, was very friendly and gave us insight to the loc
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Transportation and wine tour from Santiago to San Antonio
I had scheduled with this company to take us from our hotel in Santiago to the Cruise Terminal in San Antonio appro
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Extremely Bad Service
We booked and paid for a transfer with Tours4Fun from The RQ Santiago hotel to San Antonio cruise port. Unfortunate
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Courteous, good driver
Our driver was courteous and drove well. Although he didn't speak much English I figured out that he had waited for
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Our friendly guide Patrice collected us from our hotel at the correct time. He gave us a full tour of the city desp
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  • Duration: 7–8 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Portuguese, Spanish
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