Perfect program to vist the best of Carretera Austral in 6 days. We will visit Chile Chico, Puerto Bertrand and the famous village Caleta Tortel which is characterized by its wooden walkways over the sea. Finally we will sail to the Marble Chapels on Lake General Carrera.

Day 1: Thursday - Airport Balmaceda - Chile Chico

What you will visit:

  • 1 Chile Chico (Little Chile)

We wait for you at the airport in Balmaceda and we go directly to Chile Chico.

During the trip we are going to appreciate a landscape dominated by forests of lenga, coigüe and ñire, vegetation that covers the entrance point to the National Reserve Cerro Castillo, emphasizing the hill of the same name (2675 meters high) and the valley of the Ibáñez River.

In the afternoon we arrive to Puerto Ingeniero Ibáñez, to make a ferry boat through General Carrera Lake until reaching Chico Chico.

 

Day 2: Friday - Chile Chico - Puerto Bertrand

What you will visit:

  • 1 Puerto Bertrand

We depart from your hotel at approximately 9:00 am to Bertrand Port.

We start the trip bordering General Carrera Lake. During the trip, we will enter Paso de las Llaves and we will be able to appreciate the magnitude of North Ice Field, where it stands out the highlight of Monte San Valentín, the highest in Chilean Patagonia.

Then we continue our tour and stop at the confluence of the Rivers Baker and Neff, to later reach the town of Puerto Bertrand.

 

Day 3: Saturday - Puerto Bertrand - Caleta Tortel

What you will visit:

  • 1 Caleta Tortel

We leave from your hotel at approximately 9:00 am to Caleta Tortel.

We are going to cross the South Carretera Austral until arriving at this town that is built on the rocks. Caleta Tortel is characterized by its architecture, which streets are wooden walkways over the sea.

 

Day 4: Sunday - Caleta Tortel – Puerto Guadal

What you will visit:

  • 1 Puerto Guadal

We leave from your hotel at approximately 9:00 am on the Austral Road to the north.

On the way, we stop in the area of ​​Los Ñadis, to visit a chapel typical of the place that was built by the famous Father Antonio Ronchi. Then we continue our trip to Puerto Guadal, located on the shores of General Carrera Lake, the largest in Chile and the second in South America, with an area of ​​978.12 km².

 

Day 5: Monday - Capillas de Marmol

What you will visit:

  • 1 Marble Chapels

We leave from your hotel at approximately 9:00 am and we will border General Carrera Lake until we reach the town of Puerto Río Tranquilo.

We begin navigation until arriving at the Santuario de la Naturaleza Capillas de Mármol that is characterized by its scenic beauty. The Marble Chapels are limestone caves that were eroded and polished due to the constant swell of the lake.

Then we continue our journey along the Austral highway towards Coyhaique.

 

Day 6: Tuesday - Departure day

Transfer: Hotel Airport in Coyhaique

After the breakfast you will bring to the airport in Balmaceda.

Should you wish to extend your stay one night more, is offered the following tour with additional cost.

Included
  • Shared transfer airport / hotel / airport.
  • Shared tourist transport during the tour.
  • Local Guide / Driver assistance service.
  • Food Service: breakfast.
  • 01 night at Casa Jeinimeni Hotel - Chile Chico.
  • 01 night at Green Baker Lodge - Puerto Bertrand.
  • 01 night at Casa Baker Hotel - Caleta Tortel.
  • 01 night in Terra Luna Lodge or Mirador de Guadal Lodge - Puerto Guadal.
  • 01 night at Hotel Raíces u Hotel Diego de Almagro - Coyhaique.
  • Ferry navigation in General Carrera Lake.
  • Excursion Sailing to Capillas de Mármol.
  • Guided visit to Chapel Los Ñadis.
  • Guided visit to the Confluence of the Baker and Neff Rivers.
  • Guided visit to Caleta Tortel.
  • Guided visit to Coyhaique.
  • Entrance fees to National Parks.
NOT Included
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Voluntary tips.
  • Beverages and liquors

Recommendations

Wear comfortable shoes, jockey, sunglasses, sunscreen, water and comfortable clothing and coat.

Need Flights

• Flight In: Arriving in Balmaceda before 12:00 hrs. (midday).

• Flights Out: Departing from Balmaceda from 15:00 hrs. onwards.