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Carretera Austral 6 days from Puerto Montt

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Carretera Austral 6 days from Puerto Montt

ONE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST ROAD TRIPS Driving through the wilderness on Chile's Carretera Austral The Carretera Austral begins where Chile’s Lakes District ends, snaking south for 1240km into a land of dense forests, snow-tipped mountains, glacial streams, islands and swift-flowing rivers.

DAY 1

Puerto Montt to Caleta Gonzalo

Early morning we will drive from Puerto Montt where we will travel during all the days in to the Fiords boarding ferry’s with the vehicle. During the way we can enjoy of the most beauty scenery of the Chilean fiords and the wild life. At the evening we will arrive to Caleta Gonzalo Cabins where we will spend the night at the Pumalin Park. (Overnight Caleta Gonzalo Cabins / B) Read more

Caleta Gonzalo
DAY 2

Full Day Caleta Gonzalo to El Pangue.

We will continue our journey and we will visit the Pumalin Park and the Chaiten city with the effects after the last eruption of one of the Volcano 2 years ago. Also we will start to enjoy nice views of the first Glaciers on the road. (Overnight El Pangue Cabins / B)

El Pangue
DAY 3

Full Day El Pangue to Coyhaique.

After breakfast we set will off for Queulat National Park where we will go for a gentle walk to reach the absolutely fabulous Ventisquero Colgante ("hanging glacier ") and its waterfall. We will also visit the Témpanos Lagoon where the milky melt-water of the glacier accumulates before flowing into the Ventisquero River.. We will continue our journey along the Carretera Austral through exuberant vegetation including gigantic nalca plants and ferns growing on the side of the road. We will stop at breathtaking lookout points to shoot photos and enjoy the impressive flora before reaching Coyhaique, the capital of the 11th region of Chile, by slowly meandering up a mountain pass. (Overnight in Coyhaique /B) Read more

Coyhaique
DAY 4

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 5

Lago General Carrera and San Rafael Glac

09.00 – Reception at La Teresa (km75, Valle Exploradores). After a general orientation we begin the day by crossing the Exploradores river and then transferring to Puerto Grosse in a van. The guide and boat Captain will equip everyone with life jackets and for passengers in Explora I a floatation suit, before explaining safety considerations and outlining the route and some of the points of interest to watch out for. The first part of the journey is the descent of the Exploradores river, passing through the delta and out into the bay. Once past the Caldera point the boat heads south crossing the Gulf of Elefantes, and navigates the Sisquelan Point. From the Leopardo Point and entering the Tempanos (iceberg) river it is common to see an increasing number of ice blocks and eventually large bergs stranded in the shallow water of the river. It is common to see Chilean and Peeles dolphins along with seals and a wide variety of sea birds along the route. The views to the Gualas glacier and up towards Mount San Valentin are unique from the sea.. 13.00 – Arrival in Laguna San Rafael. Once in the lagoon the order of activities is adapted to each group and the conditions. • Ice bergs – the most curios, colorful and biggest bergs will be visited and circled for the best views, light and photography. The variety and uniqueness of the bergs is always surprising and a beautiful spectacle for all visitors. • The glacier face – the boat will get as close as safely possible to the huge wall of ice where there will be time to see some of the impressive calving activity – an unforgettable experience celebrated with a wee dram of scotch on the rocks. • History, nature and science – At different moments your guide will explain the different phenomena and processes that can be seen and will respond to your questions and curiosity. • Short walk – The dock or the beach are options for getting off the boat and walking a Little. The views and contrasts between the bright, white glacier, the rich green forest and the sandy beach are even more marked and impressive from land and open up opportunities to experience the flora and fauna that cannot be appreciated from a boat. • Box lunch picnic – either served on the boat in front of the glacier wall or on the beach, in sight of the glacier and icebergs. 16.00 – Beginning of return journey. After enjoying the last opportunities to see the bergs and glacier the return journey to Bahia Exploradores has equally impressive views while travelling north. Once in Puerto Grosse the van and river boat complete the transfer to La Teresa and your vehicles or transport services to Puerto Tranquilo. A typical arrival time in Puerto Tranquilo is between 21.00 and 22.00. (Overnight in Rio Tranquilo /B) Read more

Puerto Tranquilo
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DAY 6

Lago General Carrera to Coyhaique

In the morning we will drive to Balmaceda airport where you board your flight returning to Punta Arenas or Santiago

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Carretera
Day 2
Location Puyuhuapi
Hotel El Pangue
Day 3
Location Coyhaique
Hotel Tehuelche
Day 5
Location Puerto Tranquilo
Hotel El Puesto

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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