Andes Mountains Gem Route
"Wine and Infinite Colors"
Full Day Trip from Santiago Chile
All Included – Personalized
From October to March!
El Yeso Reservoir
8:30 AM – Pick up from your hotel in Santiago
10:00 AM – Arrival to Cajon del Maipo
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – El Yeso Reservoir
1:00 to 2:00 PM – Lunch (Included)
3:30 to 5:30 PM – Concha y Toro Vineyard in Maipo Valley (Or other vineyard depending on availability)
6:30 to 7:30 PM – Drop off at your hotel in Santiago
Duration: Around 11 Hours
Distance: Santiago to El Yeso Reservoir is around 2 hours and 30 minutes
Important: Itinerary is flexible & subject to change
* Subject to weather conditions
* Availability between October and March
* Tour offered only during the week
* This tour is not recommended for people with heart disease
Contemplate Maipo River in a panoramic viewpoint in Cajon del Maipo
Explore the Andes Mountains and learn all about its geography (Glaciers, volcanos, mountains, rivers, waterfalls)
Walk by the majestic El Yeso Reservoir and be delighted with an impressive view of the Andes Mountains at 2.500 meters above sea level
Discover different Andean fauna as condors, foxes, goats, sierra finch, eagles, etc.
Eat typical Chilean food at a local restaurant in a small town (Included)
Travel to a historical vineyard in Maipo Valley, explore the wine cellar and learn about wine making process (Wine tour)
Enjoy wine tasting (3 varieties) at the vineyard and walk by the vines
Why choose this route?
This is the perfect route for people that want to explore MAIPO VALLEY, CAJON DEL MAIPO and the ANDES MOUNTAINS in one day.
Maipo Valley is the oldest wine valley in Chile where Spanish conquistadors started planting grapes in the 16th century. The weather and land conditions of this valley allow to produce excellent red wine specially Cabernet Sauvignon.
Cajon del Maipo and the Andes Mountains have impressive landscapes and a unique geography. This area is known for its high mountains, glaciers and volcanos.
Explore the most beautiful places in the mountains with a local guide!
Type: Small group tour (Maximum 8 people). Contact us for Special Trips for more than 8 people for a Special Discount. If your group is 6 or more people, the tour will be Private without Extra Fee.
Private Tour: Extra Fee. Minimum 2 people
Pick Up: Pick up and drop off will be from hotels in Santiago. Airport pick up or hotels around the airport have an Extra Fee
Price: The price depends on the quantity of people that is in your group independently the quantity of people that join the tour. If your group is bigger, your price per person is going to be lower.
Price for Infants (0 to 2 years old): Do Not Pay
Price for Children (3 to 10 years old): USD $100 per person
Lunch: Different options for lunch + drink
Language: English. Private Tours can be in English and/or Spanish
Wine Tour: If Concha y Toro Vineyard is not available we will visit other vineyard as Santa Rita or Cousiño Macul
Weather Conditions: In case of bad weather, we will cancel the day trip for safety reasons and give you alternative options
Walking: Walking is Optional (Easy to moderate)
Booking: We accept last minute bookings
Availability: This tour is offered only during the week between October 1st and March 31st
• Small Group Trip (Maximum 8 People)
• Comfortable Transportation from/to your Hotel in Santiago
• Professional Driver
• Passenger Transportation Insurance
• Local Bilingual Guide
• Concha y Toro Vineyard Tour and wine tasting of 3 varieties (If Concha y Toro is not available we will visit other vineyard as Santa Rita or Cousiño Macul)
• Concha y Toro Vineyard glass as gift
• Activities Fee
• Lunch at a small local restaurant
• Snack and bottles of water
Are you ready to have an unforgettable day?
Get ready to be picked up from your hotel at the hours established in the itinerary. We will take you to the mountains where you will live a magical experience. We will take the highway to Cajon del Maipo for about 1 hour and a half hours. During the trip we will let you know everything about the route experience while we enjoy Chilean music.
Let's have a Magical Experience in the Andes Mountains!
We will travel to the Andes Mountains and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. We will stop in some viewpoints in order to have a panoramic view of the mountains and the Maipo River. We will reach about 2.500 meters above sea level (over 8,000 feet). We will stop at El Yeso Reservoir and give you free time to enjoy the Andean nature. You will have the opportunity to walk around the reservoir. The walking is easy, flexible and optional. We will enjoy nature and wildlife. You will be able to see Andean fauna as condors, foxes, goats, sierra finch, horses, eagles and so on. You will have an unforgettable time contemplating the infinite colors of the mountains. Then, we will travel to a local restaurant in a small town. We will have a typical Chilean lunch in a small town in the middle of the mountains. You will try Chilean flavors and learn about Chilean customs.
It’s time to learn about Chilean wine!
We will travel to Concha y Toro Vineyard in Maipo Valley (Or other vineyard depending on availability) where you will have the opportunity to walk by the vines, explore the wine cellar and taste delicious Chilean wine. Besides, you will learn about wine making process and important stories about Chilean wine.
Time to go back to Santiago!
We will take you back to your hotel in Santiago for about 1 hour. During the road trip, you will be delighted with Chilean music.
Are you ready to live a local experience in Chile?
What to Expect
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"Friends and I did the Andes Mountain Gem full day tour. It was a great experience! We especially loved the mountain / dam part of the tour that provided breathtaking panoramic visuals with a picnic as well! Francesca and Sebastian were so friendly and lovely."
Chris Frederic, USA - August 2018
"We highly recommend Ilovechiletours, Francisca and Sebastian go the extra mile to ensure you have a comfortable and unique local experience. We had an absolute blast on our tour and could not fault the service or activities. Thanks again!"
Danielle Carter, Australia - July 2019
"We particularly loved the picnic at Yesu Dam where Seva and Fran opened a bottle of local Carmenere and set up a picnic table, complete with nibbles and Chilean games. All in the backdrop of the picturesque Yesu dam and Andes mountains. The local lunch was really tasty and fresh too and the wine tour at Concha y Torro was one of the best we have experienced. All in all, an amazing and a memorable day! Thank you guys."
Namita Biswal, Australia - October 2018
"If you’re looking for a personalized experience and a local who will take care of you and make sure you have a great time no matter what, Sab and Fran are it. We 100% recommend them and know wherever they take you, you will have an amazing time!!"
Alex Blench, USA - July 2019