EL YESO

RESERVOIR

Explore the mountains and it's beauty just 2 hours out of the Santiago in a road trip to the heart of The Andes. Our main destination is El Yeso Reservoir an Andean Lagoon emerald waters surrounded by imposing mountains where you will enjoy a Chilean cheese and wine.

Take a breath and come to discover what's behind those magnificent mountains!

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Location

Cajón del Maipo, Santiago, Chile


Difficulty

Easy. Road trip. Suitable for any person


Activity time

1 hour till the entrance of the valley, then mountain views starts. In 2 hours we will reach the lagoon. We will spend around 1 hour at the lagoon. 2,5 hours of way back.


Transportation time

2,5 hours of transportation on the car from Santiago to El Yeso


Technical data

Altitude: 2500 mts

Distance: 110 km


Season

Year round. In winter there will be snow on the mountains and probably we will need to walk for 15 minutes to reach the lookout point.


The schedule below is just an idea of the timings. The hours could change depending on the weather and speed of the group. An accurate pick up time will be delivered along the booking process.

9:30 Transport from your hotel or meeting point in Santiago.

11:00 We´ll get into the Maipo mountain valley. Amazing views of high peaks and Maipo river

12:00 Land road starts. We´ll get into the Valley of El Yeso.

12:30 Amazing views from the lookout of the lake of emerald water surrounded by imposing mountains.

13:00 We will enjoy a cup of nice Chilean wine and some Chilean cheese while we enjoy the view. There will be the opportunity of walk around the area.

14:00 We will return to our transport and drive to San José de Maipo where we will enjoy some typical Chilean food like Empanadas.

17:30 Back in your hotel in Santiago.

Warning: This activity could include walk in irregular terrain, drive by land roads, sudden changes of weather.

What's included

  • Transportation from your hotel or meeting point.
  • Cheese and wine in the lookout
  • Empanadas in San Jose de Maipo
  • Bottled water
  • First aid kit

What's not included

  • Personal Insurance

What to bring:

Winter

  • Sun glasses
  • Insulated hat
  • Sun hat
  • Insulated jacket

Summer:

  • Sun glasses
  • Sun hat
  • fleece or pullover
  • Wind jacket

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