Cajon del Maipo, San Jose de Maipo

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A very popular weekend spot for locals in the capital city, Cajon del Maipo represents a valley cut into the Andes mountains by the Rio Maipo, offering a wild space to explore. The mouth of the canyon begins just 25 km (15.5 mi) southeast of the city. Explore the region by hiking, rafting, mountain biking, climbing, or cycling. The options for outdoor adventures are almost limitless. Also make some time to visit the traditional restaurants and teahouses as you traverse the canyon. Make Cajon del Maipo part of your personalized San Jose de Maipo itinerary using our San Jose de Maipo itinerary builder.
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  • It was the tour that I liked best. Although very cold, the scenery is beautiful, and the companies end the ride with a picnic! I loved it!!
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  • One of the most beautiful places near Santiago. A must visit for anyone who is in Santiago, just a few hours of the Center. Hint, go early to the site and choose a day that Sun, that way the ride will be a lot more profitable. If you try to drive, watch as the words may be on the rocks. Use clothes and comfortable shoes because you will have a little walk.
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  • I read a bunch of stuff saying you should do this tour in winter only with tour companies because the road was very dangerous. As I found one or two people saying they were from a car I decided to risk and have not regretted it at all. The path is very beautiful and with enough curves but to go very quiet. Embalse el Yeso put on waze and came right, in fact the Lake side (unlike several tour vans stopped mile before the Lake and people went on foot). The ride is very worthwhile, it's really beautiful! I took some things to eat in the car because it has absolutely nothing!
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Where to stay in San Jose de Maipo

San Jose de Maipo features several decent hotel options, offering cozy rooms and plenty of modern amenities. If you come here for the great outdoors, skip the hotels and consider staying at an eco-lodge just outside of town, where you can breathe in some fresh air, take in the mountain views, and have plenty of privacy and space. Visitors searching for that ultimate experience in nature can also explore the area's campgrounds.
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