Small Group Tour: Cajon del Maipo with Hotsprings plus Picnic and Andinian Zoo

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On one day in this guided tour. Visit the Cajón del Maipo famous for its hills, massifs, estuaries and rivers. This tour is for lovers of ecotourism, tranquility and fresh mountain air. Start the visit of San Jose de Maipo to learn the history and the folklore of this area. Later, towards the Andinian Zoo a beautiful place where you can see Lamas, Peacock, sheep, Horses, Donkey and many kind of different birds. After that...
On one day in this guided tour. Visit the Cajón del Maipo famous for its hills, massifs, estuaries and rivers. This tour is for lovers of ecotourism, tranquility and fresh mountain air. Start the visit of San Jose de Maipo to learn the history and the folklore of this area. Later, towards the Andinian Zoo a beautiful place where you can see Lamas, Peacock, sheep, Horses, Donkey and many kind of different birds. After that enjoy the best part of the tour to the hotsprings thermal pools with temperatures that vary between 25 degrees Celsius, in the lower pools, up to 55 degrees Celsius, the highest.
The thermal baths are perfectly integrated with the wonderful mountain environment, being able to appreciate the majesty of the Andes mountain range. The waters are highly mineralized and have a series of healing properties, from the relief of rheumatic ailments, healing of dermal wounds, purification of toxins. All this with Picnic included (snacks cheeses, olives, salami, wine, juices, etc)
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Stop At: Cajon del Maipo, Cajon del Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Cajón del Maipo is a canyon located in the Andean southeastern portion of the Santiago Metropolitan Region. It encompasses the upper Maipo River basin, where the river has entrenched itself in a narrow valley. The zone features a series of confluent rivers such as El Volcán River, Yeso River and Colorado River, as well as other minor streams, including San Gabriel, Manzanito, Coyanco, El Sauce, El Manzano and San José. The main locality is San José de Maipo, capital of the commune that includes all of the Andean sector of the Metropolitan Region

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Camino Embalse El Yeso, San Jose de Maipo Chile

This sector actually corresponds to the “El Yeso Reservoir”, a formidable body of water located over 2,000 m.a.s.l. , it has a capacity...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cajon del Maipo, Cajon del Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Cajón del Maipo is a canyon located in the Andean southeastern portion of the Santiago Metropolitan Region. It encompasses the upper Maipo River basin, where the river has entrenched itself in a narrow valley. The zone features a series of confluent rivers such as El Volcán River, Yeso River and Colorado River, as well as other minor streams, including San Gabriel, Manzanito, Coyanco, El Sauce, El Manzano and San José. The main locality is San José de Maipo, capital of the commune that includes all of the Andean sector of the Metropolitan Region

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Camino Embalse El Yeso, San Jose de Maipo Chile

This sector actually corresponds to the “El Yeso Reservoir”, a formidable body of water located over 2,000 m.a.s.l. , it has a capacity of 250,000,000 m3, and a depth of 55 meters. In its emerald green waters, it is possible to practice various water sports such as wind-surfing and sport fishing, all surrounded by gigantic mountains.

In this place you are going to enjoy the picnic.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tunel Ferroviario del Tinoco, Camino Al Volcan, San Jose de Maipo Chile

The abandoned Tunel del Tinoco tunnels through the mountains along Camino Al Volcán, a remnant from the region’s railways days. Trains ran through the tunnel between 1914 and 1980. Now, it is completely dark, with a strange smell and a chilling past.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo, San José de Maipo, San Jose de Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

San José de Maipo is the communal capital, where the main commercial activities of the sector are located. Its picturesque architecture rescues the classic style that gave rise to the currently existing town. You can tour your Main Square and enjoy a well-deserved rest. Here interesting artisanal samples typical of the area are installed on weekends and holidays, giving the visitor the opportunity to get a nice memory of this trip.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Villa La Obra, San Jose De Maipo, Plaza - Camino A San José de Maipo, Puente Alto, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Once we enter the G-25 route, the first town we will know is La Obra, this sector had its beginnings in 1802 because of the tasks that were carried out during the construction of the San Carlos canal, whose mouth was born in the Maipo river.


Stop At: Termas Valle de Colina, Route G 25, Km 81.5, San Jose de Maipo Chile

Termas Colinas, also known as Baños Colina has 7 natural thermal pools, is located in the heart of the Andes mountain range and offers vacationers a unique opportunity to get in touch with nature in its purest form. Warning, if you are one of those people who cannot survive without internet connection for more than 2 minutes, an important piece of advice: There is no Wi-Fi signal in Termas Colina! But we know this won´t be a factor that will stop you from experiencing this gem, located only two hours from Santiago.


Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: El Canelo, San José de Maipo, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Our next destination corresponds to the town of El Canelo, which owes its name to the sacred tree of the Mapuches, which is also found in the wet streams existing in the sector. From here you can access the Purgatory Hill with 2,466 meters high and also enjoy wines and spirits from the area.


Pass By: Avenida el Manzano, Av. el Manzano, San José de Maipo, Región Metropolitana, Chile

El Manzano is the fourth town that we can find in the Cajon del Maipo. It offers to the visitors sectors that invite to travel between boldos, thorns and quillayes, the estrus existing in the sector.

Pass By: Las Vertientes, San José de Maipo, Región Metropolitana, Chile

It is the second town we will visit, its dawn dates back to 1941 as a result of the lot of an old farm. Currently typical products such as almonds, honey, nuts and quartz crystals, meet the visitor at the sides of the road


Pass By: San Gabriel, San Jose de Maipo, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

San Gabriel emerged as a small village born from livestock activities and the exploitation of quarries and mines. In this town it is possible to observe on the rocky slopes of the hills the "Cypress of the Cordillera", one of the few existing confieras in the country. A great attraction are “Los rodados de San Gabriel”

Pass By: El Melocotón, San José de Maipo, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Locality that arose from the need to have natural pastures to feed the animals that came down from the mountain range. In this place you can enjoy a beautiful landscape that invites you to travel and enter the sector to enjoy more full contact with nature


Pass By: Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region

Departure from Santiago city

Important Details

Included
  • Hotsprings Entrance Includes
  • This tour includes tour guide separated from driver (the service can be multilingual)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entry/Admission - Termas Valle de Colina
  • Live commentary on board
  • Picnic (snacks cheeses, olives, salami, wine, juices, etc)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Embalse El Yeso
Not Included
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your Santiago accommodations in the districts of Providencia, Las Condes (hotels area), Vitacura (hotels area) , or Santiago Centro, or at another meeting point in those districts

Dates: Daily

Return point: Returns to original departure point

7:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant Seats Available if requested and normal rate apply
  • Must be of legal drinking age to consume alcoholic beverages
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Assumes no responsibility for events that are not attributable whatsoever to the tour like disease, strikes, weather conditions, natural disasters, riots or any other cause beyond our control
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.