Embalse el Yeso, San Jose de Maipo

(4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I know this place has a special meaning for me because I was proposed. But it's absolutely stunning, the view is simply amazing! No words to describe. Worth, don't let go. We did the tour with the VL3 tourism are very professional and have guides who speak Portuguese, I recommend. The best experience of my life.
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  • The ride was very nice, there are many places in the road to stop and see an excellent view over the river and mountains.
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  • We have traveled for this reservoir a day sunny with 34 ° C in Santiago but with 20 ° in the reservoir by wind. We end up dissected. Is a journey of 2 hours from Santiago. Not recommend make fire to grill by the wind that there is should be carry sandwich or something as well. And plenty of fluids. Which manages not should have fear to the cliff or to the roads of cornice in road of gravel. The asphalt is in process but does not the last kilometers.
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