If you want to travel the Carretera Austral and have some time, this program is for you.
We will visit the famous Queulat National Park, sail to the Marble Cathedrals, visit the beautiful village of Caleta Tortel, and finally discover the thousand-year-old icebergs of Laguna San Rafael in an 8-day trip.

Day 1: Arrival Balmaceda Airport - Address to Hotel Loberías del Sur

Transfer: Airport in Coyhaique Hotel in 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: Queulat National Park - Coyhaique - Carretera Austral Norte

Excursion to the National Park Queulat

  • Departure: 08:00
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Includes: Breakfast, Boxlunch, Dinner
  • Pickup / Dropoff: Hotel in Coyhaique

One of the main attractions of the northern austral highway is the Queulat National Park, known for its nature and the Hanging Snowdrift. We will walk through the trails of the park and have lunch in Puyuhuapi.

We will leave from your hotel in Coyhaique 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.

We will drive on the Carretera Austral to Puyuhuapi, a beautiful town where we will have our box lunch and walk around. Once we finish lunch we will return to Coyhaique.

  • Physical
    Medium
  • Cultural
    Very low
  • Nature
    Very high

Day 3: 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 4: Caleta Tortel Excursion

What you will visit:

  • 1 Caleta Tortel

We will have breakfast very early to leave around 08:00 hours towards Caleta Tortel. We will take the Carretera Austral heading south to reach the amazing and beautiful town built on the rocks, whose streets are endless walkways on a dense vegetation and the sea. Here you can breathe the characteristic Cypress aroma.

We will have all day to walk and we will return at 5:30 p.m. to arrive at approximately 9:30 p.m. at the Lodge in General Carrera Lake where we can have dinner and sleep.

Day 5: Return to Puerto Chacabuco.

What you will visit:

  • 1 Puerto Chacabuco

After a breakfast in the lodge we will move again to the Hotel Loberías del Sur. This day is about rest and relaxation, taking advantage of the services and the privileged location of the hotel. Here we can have dinner and sleep.

Day 6: 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 7: Aguas Calientes de Ensenada Pérez Excursion

What you will visit:

  • 1 Aguas Calientes Hot Springs

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 8: Transfer Puerto Chacabuco - Balmaceda Airport.

Transfer: Hotel in Puerto Chacabuco Airport in Coyhaique

After breakfast we will check-out from the hotel to take the transfer that will ride us to Balmaceda Airport.

Included
  • Shared transfers.
  • 5 nights accommodation at Hotel Loberías del Sur (Puerto Chacabuco)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Lake General Carrera Lake Lodge.
  • Full Day Excursion Queulat National Park.
  • Excursion Full Day Capillas de Mármol.
  • Full Day Caleta Tortel excursion.
  • Full Day Laguna San Rafael excursion.
  • Full Day Excursion to Aguas Calientes from Ensenada Pérez.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • The meals in the hotels do not include drinks.
  • Unlimited use of Gym and Sauna.
  • WiFi released in Hotel Loberías del Sur.
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.