Travel around the Carretera Austral in 5 days with the Laguna San Rafael and the Campos de Hielo Norte navigation included. Live a unique experience surrounded by nature with all the amenities and get to know the main attractions of the Aysén Region.
Day 1: Arrival at Balmaceda Airport - Marble Chapels
What you will visit:
- 1 Coyhaique
- 2 Marble Chapels
In the morning we will be waiting for you at the Balmaceda airport to start our program with the wonderful Marble Chapels. On the way we will be surrounded by native vegetation, forests of lenga, coigüe and ñire, and see the Cerro Castillo National Reserve. Later we will be able to observe the Green Lagoon, before crossing the El Manso bridge and reaching 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 until we reach the town of Murta, located in one of the arms of the General Carrera Lake. We will follow the path towards Puerto Río Tranquilo, where we will carry out a navigation that will take us to the famous 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 recover strength and enjoy a delicious dinner (not including beverages).
Day 2: Visit the Alero de las Manos and the Escuela Museum.
What you will visit:
- 1 Cerro Castillo National Reserve
After a delicious breakfast we will leave the hotel to head towards the Paredón de las Manos, an archaeological site of more than 10,000 years with hundreds of handprints that give a sample of the cave art of Patagonia. We can get closer to a tourist point, which protects the site in order to preserve local archeology, where we will have historical and social information.
Later we will visit 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: Navigation to Laguna San Rafael
We will leave early in the morning to catch the navigation in Catamaranes del Sur towards Laguna San Rafael and the Campos de Hielo Norte. On board we can enjoy a nice breakfast and, later, we will have an aperitif, lunch, open bar and cocktails.
We will sail through the channels and fjords of Chilean Patagonia and we will 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.
At one of the edges of the San Rafael lagoon we will disembark in a zodiac to get a close up on the ice. We will enjoy wisky with millenary ice surrounded by an impressive nature. We will return to the Puerto de Chacabuco in the Catamaran and arrive to the hotel where we will have dinner and rest.
Day 4: Excursion to the Aikén del Sur Park
What you will visit:
- 1 Aikén del Sur Park
Only fifteen minutes away from Hotel Loberías del Sur you can enjoy all the biodiversity of Chilean Patagonia in the Aikén del Sur Park. In this magnificent 250-hectare ecotourism reserve you will find four trails especially prepared for trekking.
The Aiken del Sur Park has a Visitor Center where you can find out about all the activities of the Park, botany, excursions and anthropology typical of the Region of Aysén. In addition, in our "quincho" roof, you can enjoy folklore shows and lamb roasts Patagón style.
One of the activities that you can do is the hike, of approximately 2 hours, through natural paths that will take you to see the flora and fauna of the region. This activity is carried out in groups and accompanied by specialized guides. The trails are equipped with educational stations and panels to inform and learn about specific environmental phenomena; with rest areas, bridges, viewpoints and panoramic platforms where you can enjoy spectacular views. To finish the visit to the park we will enjoy a typical patagonian barbecue with a folkloric group.
We will return to Hotel Loberías del Sur for dinner.
Day 5: Transfer to Balmaceda Airport
Transfer: Hotel in Puerto Chacabuco Airport in Coyhaique
After breakfast at the hotel we will depart for Balmaceda Airport, where our adventure ends.
- Shared transfers.
- 3 nights accommodation at Hotel Loberías del Sur (Puerto Chacabuco).
- 1 night accommodation in Lodge in the area of Puerto Bertrand and / or Puerto Guadal.
- Full Day Laguna San Rafael excursion.
- Full Day to Parque Aikén del Sur.
- Visit to the Alero de Las Manos and Escuela Museum.
- Full Day to Marble Chapels
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Meals at the hotel do not include beverages.
- Unlimited use of Gym and Sauna.
- WiFi released in Hotel Loberías del Sur.
- Extra food outside the contemplated in itinerary
- Everything not mentioned in Itinerary
Comfortable clothing according to weather conditions, comfortable shoes, sunglasses coat, camera.