The Marble Chapels were declared a National Monument for being formations of mineral and carbonate of sodium. Come here and discover these natural caverns in a walk through the waters of General Carrera Lake.
- Departure: 06:00
- Duration: 12 hours
- Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Coyhaique
What you will visit:
- 1 Coyhaique
- 2 Carretera Austral Sur
- 3 Marble Chapels
- 4 General Carrera Lake
We will leave from your hotel at approximately 06:00 hours towards the Chapels of Marble. 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. Later we can see the green lagoon of emerald color and surrounded by jungle. We will cross the El Manso bridge, to later observe 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 way and enter the Portezuelo del Río Cajón (altitude 600 mt). At this point the road begins to descend until we arrive at the town of Murta, located in an arm of the General Carrera Lake. Later on, we will border the General Carrera Lake, known by its blue waters, until we reach the town of Puerto Río Tranquilo. Here we will make a navigation towards 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.
At dusk we will return to your hotel in Coyhaique, stopping at Villa Cerro Castillo to see one of the country's iconic national parks from the outside.
- PhysicalVery low
- CulturalVery low
- NatureVery high
- Group ground transportation during the tour.
- Guide / Driver assistance service.
- Breakfast snack
- Lunch at a local restaurant in Puerto Tranquilo
- Navigation to Marble Chapels.
- Travel insurance
- Everything not mentioned in the itinerary
It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, jockey, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and comfortable clothing and coat