If you want to visit the Carretera Austral and don't know how to yet, you can stop searching because this is the perfect itinerary! You will see the Marble Chapels, the San Rafael Lagoon, the Queulat National Park and Aguas Calientes of Ensenada Pérez in this 6-day program.

Day 1: ARRIVAL BALMACEDA AIRPORT - ADDRESS TO HOTEL LOBERÍAS DEL SUR

What you will visit:

  • 1 Puerto Chacabuco

We will pick you up at Balmaceda Airport and take you to Loberías del Sur Hotel in Puerto Chacabuco. This afternoon you will have free time to enjoy the hotel facilities and relax after the trip. Dinner will be at the hotel itself.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes DE ENSENADA PÉREZ EXCURSION

What you will visit:

  • 1 Aguas Calientes

After having breakfast at the hotel we will embark in the port to arrive to Ensenada Perez. We will sail through the Patagonian channels, aboard our catamaran, to enjoy a day of relaxation at the foot of the Macá volcano, 2,960 meters above sea level, whose cone is covered with ice. During the trip we will have coffee and cookies to accompany the wonderful views.

Upon arrival we will have plenty of time to rest, relax and enjoy the natural hot water pools. We will have lunch right there with the hotel service and we will return around 4:15 p.m. to Puerto Chacabuco.

Day 3: SAILING TO LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL

What you will visit:

  • 1 Laguna San Rafael National Park

We will leave from the hotel at 07:15 a.m. to check-in. Then we will board the catamaran and have breakfast on board. We will sail around 5 hours in the direction of Laguna San Rafael National Park. The route is characterized by its imposing nature of native forests that merge into the sea. We will sail through fjords and channels of Chilean Patagonia, while enjoying a delicious aperitif on the catamaran.

We will have lunch on board as we witness the Tres Cruces gulf and the Elephant Estuary. The catamaran makes a stop in a bay where there is a colony of sea lions. We will continue advancing and we will find icebergs that indicate that we are already in the Laguna San Rafael National Park, until we reach the San Rafael Glacier, where we will climb a zodiac and we will approach about 300 meters from the ice massif. There we will see how ice that have thousands of years are shed.

After 2 hours, we will return sailing through the channels of Patagonia towards the Hotel Loberías del Sur, in Puerto Chacabuco. We can have dinner and sleep at the hotel.

Day 4: EXCURSION TO THE NATIONAL PARK QUEULAT

What you will visit:

  • 1 Queulat National Park

We will leave from hotel at approximately 6:00 am in the direction of Queulat National Park, 277 km from the city. On the way we will be able to see the landscapes of the Carretera Austral Norte, surrounded by wonderful mountains and fast flowing rivers. We will stop at the Marchant Lookout and the Virgin Waterfall along the way to get to the park around noon.

We will start a 600-meter gentle hike through native forests until we reach the orifice of the Témpano Lagoon. For those who want to walk a little further they can follow the path, entering the forest. We will enjoy the impressive view of the Queulat Hanging Glacier where we will have time to take pictures and rest.

Once we finish lunch we will return to  hotel. 

Day 5: EXCURSION FULL DAY CAPILLAS DE MARMOL

What you will visit:

  • 1 Marble Chapels

We will leave from the Hotel Loberías del Sur at approximately 08:00 hours towards the Capillas de Mármol. During the trip we will appreciate a landscape of forests of lenga, coigüe and ñire, vegetation that covers the point of entrance to the Cerro Castillo National Reserve.We will visit the Cerro Castillo School Museum, located near the Paredón de las Manos and declared a National Monument in the Historic Monument Category in 2008. Later we will see the Laguna verde, named for it's emerald color. We will cross the El Manso bridge, to later observe the flooded valley and covered with tall grasses and dead trunks that are the result of the great eruption of the Hudson Volcano in 1991.

We will continue our way and enter the Portezuelo del Río Cajón (altitude 600 mt). Here the road begins to descend until arriving to the town of Murta, located in an arm of the General Carrera Lake. Then, we will continue bordering the General Carrera Lake until we reach the town of Puerto Río Tranquilo. Here we will have a navigation until we meet the wonderful Shrine of Nature Capillas de Mármol. This is a place of great scenic beauty, where the constant waves of the lake have eroded and polished the limestone leaving caverns of different shapes.

Tonight we will sleep in a lodge in the area of ​​Puerto Bertrand and / or Puerto Guadal, depending on availability, where we will have a delicious local meal.

Day 6: TRANSFER PUERTO CHACABUCO - BALMACEDA AIRPORT

What you will visit:

  • 1 Coyhaique

After breakfast we will check-out from the hotel to take the transfer that will ride us to Balmaceda Airport.
** Passenger must consider the last flight back in the afternoon **

Included
  • Shared transfers.
  • 4 nights accommodation at Loberías del Sur hotel (Puerto Chacabuco).
  • 1 night accommodation in Lodge in the area of Puerto Bertrand and / or Puerto Guadal.
  • Full Day Aguas Ensenada Pérez.
  • Full Day San Rafael Lagoon
  • Full Day Queulat National Park.
  • Visit the Alero de las Manos and Escuela Museum
  • Full day Capillas de Mármol.
  • Program includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Meals at the hotel do not include drinks.
  • Unlimited use of Gym and Sauna.
  • WiFi released in Hotel Loberías del Sur.
NOT Included
  • Extra food outside the contemplated in itinerary
  • Everything not mentioned in Itinerary

Recommendations

Comfortable clothes according to weather conditions, comfortable shoes, sunglasses, camera.