THE NORTHERN CARRETERA AUSTRAL
THE NORTHERN CARRETERA AUSTRAL
Patagonia
7 Days

Experience the northern part on an unforgettable driving adventure through breathtaking landscapes, forests and ferries. Raft the fast-flowing Futaleufú River, named one of the three best destinations in the world for this sport. Snap pictures of the impressive hanging glacier at Queulat National Park. Make the most of your time and freedom, lingering longer in places you like.

Tour Highlights
  • REMOTE WILDERNESS
  • BREATHTAKING SCENERY
  • PUMALIN PARK
  • HANGING GLACIER AT QUELAT
  • 6 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
  • 7 DAYS CAR HIRE AS BELOW
  • SELF DRIVE KIT AND MAP
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Patagonia

  • When
    :

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

  • What
    :

    Nature

Itinerary

Pick up your car at Puerto Montt airport and
start your trip along the Carretera Austral. Pass
the towns of Chamiza and Metri before arriving at
your first ferry, a 45min trip from Caleta Arena to
Caleta Puelche. From here it is a 2 hour drive to
reach the town of Hornopiren.

Take a 3hr ferry to Leptepu, accompanied by the
most impressive views of the Andes Mountain
range and Patagonian Fjords. Then drive 10 km
and arrive at the last ferry, taking you to Caleta
Gonzalo, the entry of the Pumalin Park. You can
also reach the park by bus from Puerto Montt,on a
gloriously scenic journey of 9 hours.

Explore and enjoy the glorious Pumalin Park,
which stretches from the heart of the Andes to the
fjords of the Pacific Coast. An initiative of Tompkins
Conservation it was created to preserve and
protect the Valdivian temperature rainforest. There
are many walking trails to wander, or if the water is
aclling, rafting and kayaking could tempt you.

Today will take you further south, driving through
humid evergreen forests. Pass the marvelous Lago
Yelcho, and the town of La Junta to arrive at the
Lago Risopatron, where you can soak in the
lodge’s own hotel’s own hot springs.

Many options await you. You can try fly fishing,
kayaking, hiking, or simply relax and admire the
impressive location. The lodge mixes ingredients
and flavours from the mountains, the sea and the
forest, to create delicious meals.

You keep driving south watching the beautiful
landscapes that seem to change every 15 minutes!
The Queulat National Park will impress you and pay
attention to the tiny mosses that create their own
minature forest in the wet undergrowth. Make sure
you stop at the Ventisquero Hanging Glacier. before
reaching Coyhaique, the regional capital of Aysen.

Option to go horse riding this morning through the
valleys and forests near Coyhaique. Then drive
further south to Balmaceda airport, where you will
drop the car off and fly north (or south) to continue
your journey.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices
    FROM TWIN
    X TRAIL $2,280
    HILUX $2,470
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