Visit the main attractions of Aysen region and Carretera Austral in its north and south part. Don´t
miss the marble caves in the south and hanging glacier in the north. Enjoy most of its attractions
visiting river Baker, sighting condors in its habitat and enjoying a horseback riding in Mallin
Colorado Ecolodge. With transfers, lodging and full board, this is an exceptional way to know the
whole Aysen region. There are a lot of adventure activities included along the road. You will be
accompanied by your private bilingual guide.
Day 1: Balmaceda – Kayak in the marble caves – Puerto Tranquilo
Reception at Balmaceda airport and transfer during 5 hours to the lodge. It is 220 kilometers trip, but takes about 5 hours. You will see valleys and rivers, wild forests, and mountains rocks. Later, you will drive along a thinner unpaved road, surrounded by wild lupines in springtime (Nov/Dec) arriving to lake General Carrera, a huge mass of calypso-colored water, the second biggest lake in South America, after Titicaca. Arrival in Puerto Tranquilo, kayak excursion in the marble caves.
Dinner and Lodging in Puerto Tranquilo.
Day 2: Ice trek over Calluqueo Glacier
After breakfast, and two hours’ drive through the most pristine road to Cochrane, our guide will receive us there to start the tour. The Calluqueo glacier is 50 km south of Cochrane, it is the glacier that runs down the west face of Mount San Lorenzo, bordering Argentina. After traveling a winding gravel road, we will navigate a glacial lake protected by strikingly shaped hills, with moraines, forests, ice and snow. We will walk on the ice with crampons for approximately two hours, after which we will embark and return to Cochrane in the afternoon. An hour later we will be in Mallin Colorado for dinner.
Difficulty: Suitable for all travelers
Day 3: Rafting on river Baker
This is a nice day. You will drive further south along Carretera Austral to the end of Lake General Carrera and get to know river Baker. On the shores of Lake Bertrand starts the rafting adventure, soft, in a stunning landscape. After a coffee, you will arrive in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge for lunch
at about 14.00 hrs. There you will have a free afternoon in a nice spot to rest and recover to
continue this adventure in Aysen.
Day 4: Free day, Mallin Colorado trails
After so many outdoor activities, today is a relax and calm day in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge. Enjoy the nice views from the comfort of your cabin or explore the backyard trails of the property among native trees, amazing views, and an incredible private feeling in the end of the world.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 5: Glacier Leones jet boat
After breakfast, your guide will take you to Puerto Guadal to start the jet boat trip to glacier Leones. We travel for 40 mins up the Leones River and then walk (30mn up to 1 hour) to reach Lake Leones. Navigation on Lake Leones toward the spectacular terminal face of the Leones Glacier, where we observe the 3 separate branches of the glacier calving into the lake. Lunch in front of the glacier. Ice walk optional. Once back at the boat we will travel back to the lodge.
Dinner and lodging in Mallin Colorado.
Day 6: Mallin Colorado – river Baker – Caleta Tortel
Breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM in the main lodge. Today, we have an early start on our drive to Caleta Tortel. We will visit the small village of Puerto Bertrand on lovely Lake Bertrand and watch as its waters flow into the exceptionally beautiful turquoise water of the Baker River. We will follow a short trail to witness the mighty power of the rapids at the confluence of the Baker
River and the Nef River. We will then visit the town of Cochrane, famous for its delicious
empanadas. In late afternoon we will arrive at Caleta Tortel. Originally accessible only by boat, the town consists in an ingenious network of footbridges, stairs and bridges that go over rocks, vegetation, and marshes, connecting the piers with the houses and shops. Lodging will be in a rustic yet elegant lodge.
Day 7: Caleta Tortel – Villa O´Higgins
Breakfast and free morning to go walking along the Cypress walkways around the town. Lunch on your own and departure to Villa O´Higgins during the afternoon. Take a 45-minute ferry boat to arrive the last town of Aysen. Welcome and lodging in cosy wooden cabins with dinner.
Day 8: Full day onboard to Glacier O´Higgins
Breakfast and full day excursion to Glacier O´Higgins, located in the Southern Ice Fields and one of the most virgin places in the world. Back to the lodge, dinner, and lodging.
Day 9: Villa O´Higgins – Patagonia National Park – Mallin Colorado
Breakfast and transfer to Mallín Colorado Ecolodge. Lunch in Cochrane, visit to Patagonia Park and continue the trip to the north. Welcome in Mallín Colorado, dinner and lodging.
Day 10: Driving from Mallin Colorado to Puerto Aisen
We start our trip to Puerto Aysen early in the morning, visiting Coyhaique downtown and several attractions on the road to the coast. Much of the trip along the paved road passes through extraordinary landscapes of dense forests between mountains and cliffs. In the afternoon we arrive in Puerto Aisén. Lodging and dinner.
Day 11: Full day cruise to San Rafael glacier
Early in the morning, you will be driven to Puerto Chacabuco pier to take the cruise for a whole day to San Rafael Glacier. There you will get breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks. After navigating the fjords and channels, you will enter San Rafael Lagoon and take small boats to get closer to the ice walls and luckily see ice breaks in the clear water. Late arrival in Puerto Chacabuco and transfer to your lodge. Dinner included.
Day 12: Puerto Aysen – Puyuhuapi lodge
Today you will start your trip to northern Aysen. Landscape is equally beautiful, but completely different from the first part of this trip. Humid vegetation, at times, deep green forests, like the famous “enchanted forest” and Queulat National parks with its huge nalca leaves. You will arrive to Puyuhuapi lodge and will be transferred in a taxi boat to the door front of the lodge on the other side of Bahia Dorita. Dinner and lodging.
Day 13: Free day Puyuhuapi lodge
Today is a free day in Puyuhuapi lodge, to enjoy all the swimming pools and relax in this Spa and lodge in Patagonia. Enjoy the isolation and elegance of this famous lodge with upscale
gastronomy. Lunch and dinner in the lodge.
Day 14: Hanging glacier – Puyuhuapi village
This is a nice day. After breakfast, you will drive shortly to the entrance of Queulat park and hike a wonderful trail climbing the steep bluff to the north, reaching a splendid lookout over the hanging glacier and Tempanos lagoon. Stay silently in front of this spectacle and be happy if you hear a deep noise because of ice falling. It could happen! After this magic experience, you will drive to
Puyuhuapi village and visit its famous hand-made rugs factory, where you can appreciate the local experts working their tinctured lamb wool creating beautiful designs. In the evening, we cross back to Puyuhuapi lodge for dinner and lodging.
Day 15: Puyuhuapi - Coyhaique
Today after breakfast, you start your trip to Coyhaique city, arriving there by lunch time and having a couple of hours free in town. Lunch will be in a famous restaurant downtown. In the afternoon, you will be driven to a close Estancia for a barbecue farewell dinner, having the experience of family kitchen.
Day 16: Condors and transfer to Balmaceda airport
Visit to the condor´s sleeping place in the peaks of the close mountains to sight them from the top and very close. After a good breakfast back at the Estancia, you will start your driving to Balmaceda airport for your flight.
End of our services
Transfer in and out to Balmaceda airport and to all destinations.
2 nights in Puerto Tranquilo
4 nights in Mallin Colorado
1 night in Caleta Tortel
2 nights in Villa O´Higgins
2 nights in Puerto Aisen
3 nights in Puyuhuapi lodge
1 night in Coyhaique
Full board during the whole stay (except some lunches)
Visit to the marble caves in kayak
Visit to river Baker confluence
Mallin Colorado trails hike or horsebackriding
Visit to Caleta Tortel
Glacier Leones on jet boat
Glacier O´Higgins full day onboard
Glacier San Rafael full day onboard
Spa and hot springs pools in Puyuhuapi
Visit to hanging glacier
Condors dawn visit in Estancia Punta del Monte
Wines and beverages
Tips for locals (cash)
Some lunches as indicated.
On request program
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