- Explore a landscape of unparalleled wilderness
- One of Santiago’s most popular nature day-trips
Just a short distance from Santiago lies Cajón del Maipo, a deep gorge lined with lush greenery that is an immensely popular day-trip from the Chilean capital for locals and visitors alike. Spectacular panoramic views of the Andes can be had from this altitude of 2500 metres, and you’ll be immediately aware of the crisp fresh mountain air on arrival. See the beautiful lagoon at Embalse El Yeso, and wander the historic little town of San Jose de Maipo in an area well-known to ecotourists, rafters, skiers and horse-riders.
The landscape here is completely pristine, so it’s no surprise that ‘glamping’ and ecotourism have really taken off around these parts. There is no hiking involved, but you’ll want to bring a camera anyway because the views are mesmerising. Pause to sample some locally produced wines and cheeses, see waterfalls and other scenic landmarks, and enjoy a day out that’s a world apart from the city hustle with this fantastic Santiago gift experience.