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Chilean Patagonia (Carretera Austral) 14 days

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Chilean Patagonia (Carretera Austral) 14 days

ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROAD TRIPS: CHILE’S CARRETERA AUSTRAL. Chile’s Carretera Austral is the name given to Route 7, a stretch of 1200 kilometers connecting the country’s most remote villages.

DAY 1

Bariloche – Transfer to Hotel and Circui

Reception at the airport and half day tour, roundtrip 65 km. This pleasant drive starts in Bariloche and goes west along the southern shore of the Nahuel Huapi Lake. After 8 km you arrive at Playa Bonita where you have a wide view of Huemul Island. Cerro Campanario is 18 km away from town. There you can take a chair-lift to the summit to overlook lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, Victoria Island, Llao Llao Hotel, San Pedro Peninsula, El Trebol lagoon and mountains such as Millaqueo, Lopez, Capilla, Goye, Bella Vista, Catedral and Otto. The drive continues through a dense forest of coihues that is considered a municipal protected area, and where you can hike on clearly marked trails. After going over the bridge that crosses the stream that joins the Moreno with the Nahuel Huapi Lake, the road follows the southern shore of Lake Moreno passing by Mount Lopez and "Punto Panoramico" (a scenic viewpoint). You cross the bridge over the narrowest point of Lake Moreno, then you border El Trebol lagoon and then you will return to the city. (Overnight Bariloche ) Read more

Bariloche
DAY 2

Lake Crossing, Bariloche to Puerto Varas

The Andean Lakes Crossing is the most scenic way to travel from Argentina to Chile. This spectacular crossing of the Andes takes you through lakes and mountain passes that can either be made from Bariloche (Argentina) to Puerto Varas or from Puerto Varas to Bariloche. The crossing includes three lakes: the Nahuel Huapi lake, Frias lake and Todos los Santos lake all of them parts from the famous seven lakes. From Bariloche we Continued by bus to Puerto Pañuelo, along Lake Nahuel Huapi in the way marvel at the beautiful swiss-style architecture that characterizes all buildings in the area, with beautiful gardens and flowers that color the place to Pañuelo Port where we board the catamaran for sailing on Lake Nahuel Huapi for an hour to Puerto Blest. - We sail to Puerto Blest, for a distance of 15 miles, you can appreciate the grandeur of the landscape, the green of the forests that surround us, and the birds come and learn more about the history of this place. - Arrival at Puerto Blest. Here we are waiting for a bus in those bordering the Frias River for three miles to Puerto Alegre. Then continue on the ship to sail on Lake Frías to their peaceful and pristine waters of a deep green color due to Puerto Frías. On this tour we will have the beautiful view offered by the Tronador of 3,491 meters. After a short voyage of about 20 minutes you reach the small port of Puerto Frias, inserted in the middle of beautiful vegetation. - After making the departure procedures at the Argentina customs at Puerto Frías, continue by bus to Peulla. Appreciate the lush vegetation of the Cordillera de Los Andes, as we watch the Tronador with 9 glaciers on its summit. We enter the Pérez Rosales National Park where Peulla. After entry formalities carried out in Chile Peulla, transfer to Hotel and Hotel Natura Patagonia Peulla. Time for lunch. (lunch not included). - Departure to Petrohue, Peulla, sailing on Lake Todos los Santos. If the weather allows new views of Osorno Volcano and Volcano Tronador and Puntiagudo Hill will surprise us. -. Continue to Puerto Varas. En route visit the Saltos del Petrohué , capricious shapes of volcanic rock, bathed in green waterfalls. Continued bordering Lago Llanquihue, Arrival in Puerto Varas and transfer to the hotel. (Overnight / B Puerto Varas). Read more

Puerto Varas
DAY 3

Full Day Chiloe - Ancud & Penguin Colony

Pick up at your hotel. We will drive from Puerto Varas to Pargua for 65 km approx; from Pargua we will take a 45 minutes ferry crossing, where we may see dolphins and sea lions. Arriving on Chiloé Main Island we will drive to the bay of Ancud where we will stop to visit the town with its local craft and fish market, and the famous fortress San Antonio, the last Spanish bastion in Chile. Your guide will explain the myths and history of Chiloé and introduce you to the typical life on this magic island. We will continue towards the West Pacific Coast. It takes about 30 minutes to reach two small islands where Humboldt and Magellan penguins breed together during summer time. We can get a boat (optional) to get close to these islands to observe the penguins, pelicans, cormorants and other sea birds. After the navigation, we can get a nice lunch at typical fishing men village. Then we will drive back to Puerto Varas. (Overnight Puerto Varas / B) Read more

Puerto Varas
DAY 4

Full Day Lakes and Volcanoes

The visit to Puerto Montt begins with a panoramic view of the capital of the X Region from the Viewpoint, going down towards downtown through residential districts and governmental buildings, to the Main Square with its church Cathedral, the monument to the German Settlers, towards the commercial and harbor zone, with a great view to the Pacific Ocean, visiting the fish and seafood market of Angelmó with its colorful craftsmanship fair. Continuing through the Pan‐American Highway towards the city of Puerto Varas, we will stop for a well‐ served typical lunch in a nice local non tourist restaurant. After Lunch your tour continues with a narrated drive through the picturesque town of Puerto Varas, where you will have a view of Lake Llanquihue and the snow‐capped Osorno Volcano. Your journey continues past the little village of Ensenada before reaching the Petrohué Falls. Experience the picturesque setting of a succession of emerald green rapids against a backdrop of mountains to the East. There will be ample time to explore the area by foot. Continuing the journey, you will go on to Vicente Perez Rosales National Park and up the Osorno Volcano Ski and Mountain Center, at an altitude of 1,300 meters (4300 feet) above sea level and will be able to take pictures of the unique view of the summit of the volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco with their snow‐covered peaks and of Lake Llanquihue. You will also have the chance to enjoy the views from a chairlift (optional). (Overnight / B / Puerto Varas). Read more

Puerto Varas
DAY 5

Flight Puerto Montt Coyhaique

Visit to the Coyhaique City and Surrounding.

Coyhaique
DAY 6

Coyhaique - Lago General Carrera

First we will drive through an area of deep canyons, followed by passing a swampy landscape scattered with spikey dead trees emerging from the standing water - last reminders of a huge volcanic eruption. In the early afternoon we arrive at the gigantic Lake General Carrera, which is located on the border and goes by the name of Lake Buenos Aires on the Argentinean side. Close to Puerto Rio Tranquilo we will board a small motor boat to visit the impressive "Catedral de Mármol" - an extra-ordinarily shaped cave formed by constant erosion from water as well as Patagonia's strong winds. (Overnight in Rio Tranquilo /B) Read more

Puerto Tranquilo
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DAY 7

Full Day Laguna San Rafael Glaciers

First we will drive through an area of deep canyons, followed by passing a swampy landscape scattered with spikey dead trees emerging from the standing water - last reminders of a huge volcanic eruption. In the early afternoon we arrive at the gigantic Lake General Carrera, which is located on the border and goes by the name of Lake Buenos Aires on the Argentinean side. Close to Puerto Rio Tranquilo we will board a small motor boat to visit the impressive "Catedral de Mármol" - an extra-ordinarily shaped cave formed by constant erosion from water as well as Patagonia's strong winds. (Overnight in Rio Tranquilo /B) Read more

Puerto Tranquilo
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DAY 8

Lago Carrera to Puerto Monttjavascript:void(0)

In the morning we will drive to Balmaceda airport where you board your flight continues to Puerto MOntt. Visit to the city and transfer to the Hotel. (Overnight in Puerto Varas /B)

Puerto Varas
DAY 9

Puerto Montt to Puerto Natales

In the morning we will drive to Puerto Montt airport where you board your flight continues to Punta Arenas. Reception at the airport you will continue to the city of Punta Arenas. During this short drive, you will enjoy a panoramic view of the colorful roofs of the city, the Magellan Strait, and Tierra del Fuego Island in the background. Arriving to the town center, your next stop will be at the Plaza de Armas Square where you can view and photograph the Hernando de Magallanes Monument or browse at the souvenir stalls. You will continue through the wonderful Patagonia roads in order to arrive to Puerto Natales city where you will spend 1 night before to reach in to the Torres del Paine Park. The city has a good tourist infrastructure coffee shops, restaurants, a casino, small and picturesque shopping and is located at the bank of Channel Senoret inlet, which mixes its waters at the south with Almirante Montt gulf, a big interior sea and at the north with Ultima Esperanza fiord. (Overnight Puerto Natales / B /) Read more

Natales
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DAY 10

Zodiac to Torres del Paine Park

From Puerto Natales the trip begins aboard an enclosed-cabin boat that motors up the “Ultima Esperanza” (Sound of Last Hope) for 2hrs, passing by the mountain sides that are home to a variety of different birds arriving to the area near to the Glacier Balmaceda. Shortly after arriving here you then disembark and walk through native woodland to a lagoon to see the low-altitude Serrano Glacier coming down from the mountain to where its glacial face is breaking off into icebergs in the lagoon. After some time here you then board a rib-zodiac dinghy to be taken across the Rio Serrano to a rustic restaurant on the other side, located in a very tranquil, natural wilderness area and from where there is a striking view back to the Glacier Serrano. After a fixed-menu lunch you then board the rib-zodiac dinghies for a 2hr up-river adventure passing by the virgin banks of the Rio Serrano and into Torres del Paine. This experience offers a real adventure that is exciting, but not at all physically demanding. It allows you to see views of the area that are not otherwise possible, and a way to get into the Park that most people are not aware of. Although you need to bring a warm jacket, gloves and hat, full wet-weather gear is supplied for the rib-zodiac boats and any luggage is taken to meet you at the final destination in Torres del Paine. (Overnight B / L / D/ Torres Del Paine Park) Read more

Torres del Paine
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DAY 11

Full Day Torres del Paine National Park

Full day exploration to know the beauty of one of the most spectacular South American National Parks protected by UNESCO. There will be countless stunning views during the whole day – do not forget to look up because it is homeland to the majestic condor. You will get to know all the sights like the waterfall Salto Paine Grande, lake Nordenskjold, waterfall Rio Paine the Laguna Azul, the administration center. But the most impressive is the constant change of colors. (Overnight B / L / D/ Torres Del Paine Park) Read more

Torres del Paine
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DAY 12

Transfer from Torres del Paine

Accommodation at your arrival in Santiago.

Santiago

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location BARILOCHE
Day 3
Location PUERTO VARAS
Day 6
Location COYHAIQUE
Hotel Tehuelche Patagonia
Day 7
Location PUERTO TRANQUILO
Hotel EL PUESTO
Day 10
Location PUERTO VARAS
Day 11
Location NATALES
Hotel Weskar
Day 12
Location TORRES DEL PAINE
Hotel Rio Serrano

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

JM Gardner, United States

Jamie did a great job touring me around. Would recommend him to anyone! He seemed well informed and was willing to share his knowledge of the areas.

Ofer, Israel

We came for a month, started in Tierra Patagonia and continued hiking in Torres del Paine in Chile for a week. We spend an amazing time both in Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires and enjoyed very good resturants in the cities. Thanks Jaime!

Brenda, Canada

First rate tours of an exclusive winery & vineyards enroute to Valparaiso from Santiago. Our second tour with "Jay" in Chile was outstanding. He kept us entertained and fully informed during our tour and introduced us to Pisco Sour! We would not hesitate to recommend these tours - THANK YOU!

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