Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago

Embalse El Yeso Day Trip from Santiago
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$100
Duration: 9 hours
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Description

Discover the magic of the Andes during your visit to Santiago! The Embalse is one of the best spots of the mountain range. Disconnect yourself from chaos of the city and recover your energy. Be ready with your camera to go through a waterfall, a tunnel, a millenarian glacier and the suggestive main town of San Jose de Maipo. 
Our professional mountain guides will show you the best of the area and you will have the possibility to taste a delicious cheese and wine at the Ebalse el Yeso. Live a unique experience and an unforgettable day in the Cajon del Maipo!

We are going to a unique area close to the city of Santiago, named Cajon del Maipo. This is the place where you can do adventure tourism activities and enjoy nature and the majestic Andes Mountain range. We will leave Santiago towards San José de Maipo where if you want, you can have a delicious breakfast and drink a coffee in a traditional place for later, start again the trip. Here we can learn about the local history and culture. Later we are going to continue the trip on the side of the Maipo river up to the Mountains and we will have a stop at Tunnel Tinoco, which was declared National Historic Monument and nowadays is a point of interest due to local paranormal stories. Afterwards we will continue towards the embalse and make a stop at Cascaras refuge, old settlement of the ‘60, which was originally used like laagers for the workers who builded the Embalse. From this point we will have the possibility of sightseeing mountain peaks and one of the most emblematic glacier of the area. Finally, we are going to arrive at the Embalse del Yeso for enjoying the incredible landscape of the Andes mountain range and share a glass of chilean Wine (Cheese&Wine), a delicious sandwich and a moment of peace in nature. Discover the magic of the Andes mountain range! One of the best spots in this range is the Embalse el Yeso. Disconnect yourself from the city and refresh your vitality. Live a unique experience and an unforgettable day with our expert guides at Cajon de Maipo! Tour subject to changes due to climatic condition like rain or snow. Note: During the Winter season (from May to the end of October) the Tour, due to winter conditions and the presence of snow, it could present a walk of 20 to 25 minutes before arriving to the Embalse.

Difficulty: Low. From 7 to 60 years old. Trip with a low altitude difference. It requires healthy condition compatibles with the activity. Previous experience is not required. The maximum altitude is 2.500 meters above the sea level. Season: ALL YEAR.

Recommended Equipment
Trekking shoes
Windbreaker
Warm clothes
Sun glasses
Sun screen
Long Pants
Day pack
Sun hat

Discover the magic of the Andes during your visit to Santiago! The Embalse is one of the best spots of the mountain range. Disconnect yourself from chaos of the city and recover your energy. Be ready with your camera to go through a waterfall, a tunnel, a millenarian glacier and the suggestive main town of San Jose de Maipo. 
Our professional mountain guides will show you the best of the area and you will have the possibility to taste a delicious cheese and wine at the Ebalse el Yeso. Live a unique experience and an unforgettable day in the Cajon del Maipo!