Private Andes Trip: Maipo Valley and El Yeso Reserve with Concha y Toro Winery - Santiago, Chile

Wine, Tea, Cheese
City Tasting
Food Pairing
Cellar Tour
Vineyard Walk
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
English, Spanish
City, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Jenni H
Activity Overview
Looking for a panoramic tour where you can take in the scenic charm of Maipo Valley and El Yeso Lagoon? Join us on this Full Day Trip and discover the Andes Mountains that rise up to 8000 ft. You'll be amazed by its viewpoints and cascades, then end the day in style with a wine tour in the renowned Concha y Toro Winery.

We kick off the day with pick up service from your accommodation location and start the scenic 2-hour drive heading South-East of Santiago and the Andes mountain range. On the way, we'll cross the Maipo Valley for a chance to acknowledge the panoramic views over the Maipo River and the Andes foothills. You'll enjoy some Andes and Chilean folklore music during our drive.

Once we arrive at El Yeso Reservoir, we'll take a short stroll (approx. 1.3 miles) along the lagoon to take in the picture perfect topography. If you are lucky, you get to witness eagles, condors, and wild foxes. Following the nature walk is a nice picnic in the outdoors accompanied by wines, tea, and juices with an array of typical Chilean treats such as biscuits, olives, cheeses, and some seasonal fruits.

On the return trip down the valley, you can take photos at breathtaking viewpoints and cascades. We'll make an optional stop at a local empanada shop where you can sample the traditional Chilean pies (at your own expense), then proceed with the picturesque route towards the vineyard.

We'll drive along the Maipo River towards Pirque region on the way to the Concha y Toro Vineyard. Here you'll enjoy a 1-hour wine tour where you can explore the charming vineyards, mansion, and cellar. You'll enjoy three unique tastings and a tiny souvenir gift. Afterward, you'll have the chance to visit the Concha y Toro wine store where you can buy products and souvenirs, before driving back to your accommodation location in Santiago.
  • Roundtrip Transfers
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private guide in English/Spanish
  • Breakfast / Picnic in the outdoors
  • Concha y Toro Winery Tour
  • Photos from the activities
  • Emergency kit
Not Included
  • Additional food and beverages
  • Medical Insurance
  • Optional tips
Min. of 2
Start Time
Daily7:30 AM
10 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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