Private Andes Day Excursion to Maipo Valley and El Yeso Reservoir

Private Andes Day Excursion to Maipo Valley and El Yeso Reservoir
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$180
Duration: 7 hours
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Description

Swap city skyscrapers for a scenic countryside on this day retreat to the Andes foothills from Santiago. Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Maipo valley, then explore the beautiful El Yeso Reservoir on a walk bordering the lagoon. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious picnic by the waterfront before heading back to the capital.

Start the day with a hotel pick-up by private vehicle at 8:00am. You will drive 62 mi (100 km) towards the Andes mountain range and Cajon del Maipo; Maipo Valley. This valley is enriched by the river of the same name and  is famous for a considerable amount of wine producing. After ascending by vehicle to more than 8,202 ft (2,500 m) to reach Embalse El Yeso Reservoir, participate in a walking activity (3 km) to explore this beautiful area in more depth. This Reservoir was formed by the damming of Yeso River, making it a major reserve for Santiago´s fresh water. Take in the amazing scenic views and enjoy a nice picnic in the surroundings of the reservoir. You can enjoy an optional visit to taste the local "Empanadas" (Chilean pies) at your own expense. After the tour, you will return to your hotel.

Swap city skyscrapers for a scenic countryside on this day retreat to the Andes foothills from Santiago. Journey through the dramatic landscapes of the Maipo valley, then explore the beautiful El Yeso Reservoir on a walk bordering the lagoon. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious picnic by the waterfront before heading back to the capital.