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Cajón del Maipo (Canyon of the Maipo) is a lovely escape from Santiago hustle and bustle.

Embalse del Yeso - Cajon del MaipoIt was created in the foothills of the Andes where the Río (river) Maipo cut a deep canyon for more than 43 miles (70 km) and ends out in the open at the main town of Pirque. This town was once the border of the Kollasuyu, the Peruvian Inca empire’s southernmost limits.

The Maipo valley offers activities such as wine tasting, rafting, kayaking and basic hot springs on the river itself as well as hikes in the surrounding area. It is busier in high season December-February and also at weekends or on public holidays.

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