SOUTHERN CARRETERA AUSTRAL
SOUTHERN CARRETERA AUSTRAL
Chile, Patagonia
9 Days

Explore the remote and wild Aysen region of Chile. Evergreen forests, emerald coloured lakes and rivers, blue glaciers, hidden valleys and the ever present Andean Mountain range. Trek to Cerro Castillo (2,320 m), an oddly-shaped hill that resembles a castle of rock and ice. Sail Lake General Carrera, where the water has etched cavities and caves out of the marble that surrounds it. Go fly-fishing on the Baker River, the fastest flowing in Chile. Or simply drive to the end of the highway and enjoy the landscapes of Villa O’Higgins.

Tour Highlights
  • REMOTE WILDERNESS
  • BREATHTAKING SCENERY
  • MARBLE CAVES
  • GREAT O’HIGGINS GLACIER
  • 8 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
  • 9 DAYS CAR AS BELOW
  • SELF DRIVE KIT AND MAP
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Chile, Patagonia

  • When
    :

    January, February, March, April, October, November, December

  • What
    :

    Nature

Itinerary

Pick up car upon arrival in Balmaceda.
Driving south the pampa gives way to green forests
and incredible peaks. Stop to admire the views at
Cerro Castillo, with its unique shape and beauty of
making it one of the most iconic and eye-catching
mountains in the area. After time to enjoy the scene,
continue to Rio Tranquillo.

Take a morning boat trip through the marble caves,
an incredible formation built by water and wind.
Then drive the short distance to your lodge in Puerto
Guadal, on the southern shore of Lake General
Carrera. You should have time for a walk or general
look around this afternoon.

Continue along the unexploited Carretera Austral.
Arrive at Caleta Tortel, a town completely built on
stilts, where raised pathways act as roads.

Time today to explore this unique village or maybe
visit some of the local glaciers, or even cruise to the
Isla de los Muertos, with breathtaking scenery. It was
only in 1950 the island’s grim contents were found.
No statues, no graveyards, or even names, only
thirty-three wooden crosses indicating that lie under
the soil. It is thought to be the burial site of early land
clearers killed during the tortuous work, but we’re
sure the lcoals have other stories

Reach the end of the road at Villa O’Higgins isolated
between mountains and fjords. Take a lovely 45min
ferry from Puerto Yungay and Rio Bravo.

Day at leisure. We highly recommend taking the trip
to the great O’Higgins Glacier.

Drive north to the hidden jewel of the Chacabuco
Valley: Park Patagonia is a conservation project
preserving and protecting the area. Staying here
you will see guanacos everywhere, and if lucky
you may even glimpse a puma.

Continue North to Puerto Bertand, at the mouth
of the Baker river.

Drive back to Balmaceda. Drop car at airport.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    FROM TWIN
    X TRAIL $2,180
    HILUX $2,540
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