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 Paredón de las Manos, the San Rafael Lagoon, the Queulat National Park and Aguas Calientes of Ensenada Pérez in this 6-day program.

Day 1: Balmaceda Airport - Marble Chapels

What you will visit:

  • 1 Coyhaique
  • 2 Marble Chapels

We will be waiting for you at the Balmaceda airport on the first flight of the morning to take you to see the impressive Marble Chapels, on Lake General Carrera. We will take the Carretera Austral to the south towards Puerto Rio Tranquilo. On the way, surrounded by native vegetation, forests of lenga, coigüe and ñire, we will pass outside the Cerro Castillo National Reserve, the Laguna Verde and the flooded valley, 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 journey until we reach the town of Murta, located in one of the arms of the General Carrera Lake, and then arrive at Puerto Río Tranquilo, where we will make a navigation that will take us to 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 and sizes.

In the afternoon we will return to the hotel in Puerto Bertrand or Puerto Guadal, depending on availability, where we will enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 2: Paredón de las Manos and Escuela Museum

What you will visit:

  • 1 Cerro Castillo National Reserve

We will have a delicious breakfast in the morning and then head towards the Paredón de las Manos, an archaeological site of more than 10 thousand years with hundreds of hand-painted paintings that give a sample of the cave art of Patagonia. We can get closer to a tourist point, which protects the site from impact to preserve local archeology, where we will have historical and social information.

We will continue our journey to the School Museum, located in the town of Cerro Castillo, whose building is part of the National Historic Monuments of the country. We can learn from the local history and Chilean culture before continuing to the Hotel Loberías del Sur to rest and dine.

Day 3: Queulat National Park

What you will visit:

  • 1 Queulat National Park

We will have breakfast at the hotel before leaving for the Queulat National Park, located approximately 200 km to the north. We will take the Carretera Austral and get to know a new road, passing through Puerto Aysén, Villa Mañihuales and Villa Amengual.

Once in the park, we will see the Ventisquero Colgante and enjoy the abundant vegetation composed of forests of Magellan and Lenga coigüe, always accompanied by mosses and fungi, the cypress of the Guaitecas and the Tepúes. We will also see nalcas, known for their large size in this area of the country.

We will return by the same road to Hotel Loberías del Sur for dinner and sleep.

Day 4: Laguna San Rafael

What you will visit:

  • 1 Laguna San Rafael National Park

In the morning we will leave early to take the navigation in Catamaranes del Sur towards Laguna San Rafael and the Campos de Hielo Norte. Once on board we can enjoy a delicious breakfast.

We will sail through the channels and fjords of Chilean Patagonia and be able to see the native forests and islands of southern Chile. Our tour ends at the foot of the San Valentín Glacier, from where you can observe the detachment of the ice floes. Later we will have an aperitif, lunch and open bar.

At one end of the San Rafael lagoon we will disembark in a zodiac to get a close up on the ice. We can enjoy a wisky with millenary ice surrounded by nature. We will return to the Puerto de Chacabuco in the Catamaran and return to the hotel where we can have dinner and rest.

Day 5: Ensenada Perez Hotsprings

We will have breakfast very early in the morning and embark to the catamaran at 09:00 am, in Puerto Chacabuco, to move towards Ensenada Pérez. We will arrive around 11:30 hrs to Aguas Calientes, at the foot of the Macá volcano, at 2,960 meters above sea level, whose cone is covered with ice, where we can enjoy the natural thermal water pools.

In the afternoon we will return to Puerto Chacabuco, to Hotel Loberías del Sur, where we will have dinner and then go to sleep.

Day 6: Transfer Balmaceda Airport

Transfer: Hotel in Puerto Chacabuco Airport in Coyhaique

We will have breakfast at Hotel Loberías del Sur and then we will take the transfer to Balmaceda airport, where our program ends.

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.
NOT Included
  • Foodstuffs
  • Extra food outside the contemplated in itinerary
  • Everything not mentioned in Itinerary

Recommendations

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