Trip Planner: South America / Chile / Santiago Metropolitan Region / San Jose de Maipo / El Yeso Dam
Head through the Yeso valley and descend upon El Yeso Dam. Take a tour of the reservoir or head there yourself to see the views of the Andes from the dam. The reservoir boasts turquoise waters that provide most of the drinking water for the region. Here you can go fishing or rent gear to go windsurfing. Hike around the reservoir to get the best photos and views of the surrounding mountains and the Yeso River. Use our San Jose de Maipo trip builder site to arrange your visit to El Yeso Dam and other attractions in San Jose de Maipo.
Tours To El Yeso Dam
Day Trip to Cajon Del Maipo from Santiago BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 9 hours
Day Trip to Cajon del Maipo Embalse El Yeso BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $109
Duration: 8 hours
Small-Group Cajón del Maipo Full-Day Tour and Picnic BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 7 to 8 hours
El Yeso Dam Reviews
I visited on Feb 6 2019 with my own car and my kid. The place around the embalse El Yeso is not safe due to geological risks. I strongly not recommend under any circumstances to visit the place... more »
Beautiful place located 2 hours from Santiago. I visit it twice last summer and didn't regret! Make sure you get there as early as possible to avoid the crowd. If you are going during winter make... more »
Nice scenery, you will take beautiful pictures at this place. Very relaxing. I did it in the summer and it was nice. I would be scare of doing it in the winter just because there are some very narrow roads. However if you are going to an experienced driver, this should not be a problem.
Visited this wonderful location twice whilst on a trips to Santiago. We went both times with a great company called Ski total and arrived at the location after approx 2hr drive out of the city. The scenery is truly breathtaking and stunning with plenty of wonderful photo opportunities. There is a mobile refreshment van a short walk away if your feeling a bit peckish and a picnic area with toilets a short 10 min drive away. It really is a must visit location if visiting Santiago.
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