THE NORTHERN CARRETERA AUSTRAL
THE NORTHERN CARRETERA AUSTRAL 7 Day tour from $2,280
PATAGONIA, CHILE
7 Days OCTOBER - APRIL

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, CHILE

  • When
    :

    JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

  • What
    :

    NATURE AND WILDLIFE

PUMALIN PARK

One of the largest conservation areas in South America, Pumalín protects 715,000 acres of forest, from the ocean to the Andes, with a grand and wild landscape. The network of trails and waterways let you explore with ease.

HORSES

Do more than ride a horse, ride with the the gauchos/baquenos.
Learn about their life and land while riding across unfenced meadows and forests. If you’re lucky they’ll invite you to join them for a traditional bbq and wine after.

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 flavors 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 and inclusions
    FROMTWIN
    X TRAIL$2,280
    HILUX$2,470

    Prices are per person twin share. Prices are subject to change.

    INCLUSIONS

    • Arrival and departure transfers where mentioned.
    • All land transportation, and cruises/ferries where mentioned.
    • Good quality, well located hotels with private bathrooms.
    • Breakfast daily. Other meals as listed.
    • English speaking guided touring.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each country.
    • Prices are valid to December 2018. Prices shown are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price increases.
    • See full terms and conditions.

    Flights are NOT included, as we may be able to include some with your International ticket to save you money.

    We’ll explain this and give you the best options when we chat.

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