Embalse el Yeso, San Jose de Maipo

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Head through the Yeso valley and descend upon Embalse el Yeso. 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. Make Embalse el Yeso a centerpiece of your San Jose de Maipo vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our San Jose de Maipo trip builder.
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  • Certainly worth a visit but there is no structure in place (no food, no restaurant, no bathroom, no nothing). Drove alone down there and the trip was uneventful. It took us about of 2:00 out of Santiago and a part of the road has no pavement and passes enough but the truck business is going "slowly but surely".
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  • Unfortunately I was not in a period of snow, but was able to see it high in some spots on the rocks. The place is different and windy, take warm clothes and water because the ride lasts all day.
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  • If you have a ride that is a must during a visit to Santiago, is this. Amazing place! The look is wonderful; breathe peace and tranquility. Even in the summer it's pretty cold and windy, so it is recommended to go with at least a jacket and long pants. One should pay attention to the weather because when it rains can occur and the access is impossible.
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