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. A visit to Cajon del Maipo represents just the start of the adventure when you use our San Jose de Maipo online journey planner to plot your vacation.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Super nominate tourism company Tour in Chile. We were very well received by their representatives and in particular seller Hettie, a sympathy in person, very friendly, a charisma. Congratulations on your attendance. RECOMMEND without doubt!
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  • October 4, 2017
    Visit the Cajón del Maipo, according to the guide that took us to the tourism in the region is recent, but the place is awesome and has various stopping points always surrounded by nature and with an incredible view to the Andes. Start with the square in San Jose del Maipo, the mine of El Volcan, the large waterfall etc.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Look, it's no less than sensational. This is the dam that supplies 70% of water of Santiago and the location is beautiful too! The round trip lasts some 4:00 (if your class stop to go to the bathroom and have a coffee in the middle of the trip). The back lasts more or less 2:30, but all worth it. Can go without fear!
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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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