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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

  • Day trip to Embalse el Yeso, a reservoir tucked into the scenic Andes
  • Visit includes stop in quaint mountain town San José de Maipo
  • Picnic with Chilean wine and incredible views of lagoons and glaciers
Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
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Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
From US$ 100.00
Escape the hustle and bustle of Santiago with a visit to the Embalse el Yeso. This mountain reservoir, known for its distinctive turquoise hue, seems to exist a world apart from Chile’s capital city. Luckily, its distance makes for an easy day trip. Experience the raw natural beauty of this Andean oasis with the comfort of a guided tour.
What to Expect

Your trip begins with convenient hotel pick-up in Santiago, then you’ll relax and take in the view as your van winds its way up into the scenic Andes toward the Cajón del Maipo canyon. The first stop is mountain town San José de Maipo, a welcoming spot for a traditional breakfast and coffee. You’ll learn about the town’s rich history and culture before continuing your trip. The next stop is the Túnel del Tinoco, an abandoned train tunnel thought by some to be a site for paranormal activity.

Once you arrive at the striking turquoise waters of the Embalse el Yeso, enjoy your lunch with a glass of Chilean wine as you admire the incredible views. When your tour is over, you’ll be taken back to your hotel in Santiago.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing scenery and excellent guide!

The scenery was amazing - fresh snow on a warm sunny cloudless day! We had so much fun playing with the snow, and taking lotsa of awesome photos! Coti, our guide, was really friendly and sincere, and we highly recommend going with AndosAndes for the...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi WeeKee ! We thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback :) We are very glad you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you soon again ! Kindest regards,

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile
Santiago's hidden treasures

This was a fantastic day trip. There were just three of us on the tour (excluding our excellent guide Constanza and convivial driver Manuel) so it was nice and personal, and the guides easily adapted to our personalities, preferences and style. My goal had been...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Hi Lachlan ! Thank you for giving us your feedback and for choosing Andoandes. We're sorry we had to reschedule your tour but we're glad you enjoyed it anyway ! We rarely have to reschedule tours but sometimes we can't operate otherwise. We also usually...More

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Great day-trip experience

Went on a last minute day trip to Embalse El Yeso. I was looking all over for a tour that would fit my schedule before I had to catch a flight out that evening from SCL. All other companies seem to run a 9am -...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hello ! Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your trip ! We try to make reservations as simple as possible so the travellers don't have to be bothered with a complicated process. We also value efficiency and try to make the...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018
Great tour, run by great people

There are several similar tours on offer to Embalse El Yeso. Some friends had done one of the other ones (red buses) and then came with us on this one. This is much better...toured much more of the lake with much more commentary and looked...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Responsable relations publiques at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Hello there ! Thank you for your comment, we are glad you enjoyed your day ! We try to provide a real experience and not only a tour, that's why all of our guides are certified and happy to share their knowledge. We want combine...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile
Fantastic Tour!

I books this tour with my wife and cannot express how impressed I was. We have taken tour all over the world and I have to admit this was one of if not the best tour we have part taken in. Ignacio the “tour guide”...More

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AndoAndesExcursions, Responsable relations clients at AndoAndes - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Hello ! We thank you for your feedback and we are happy if you enjoyed the day ! Our goal is to make the experience as enjoyable as we can for everyone. Thank you for choosing Andoandes and we hope we'll see you again soon...More

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