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Carretera Austral North - From Puerto Montt to Balmaceda

7 days and 6 nights
from USD 1.815

The Carretera Austral is one of the most spectacular scenic routes in the world involving lakes and rivers, glaciers and fjords, mountains, volcanoes and hot springs. This tour combines history, virgin landscapes, a little rafting adventure and relax in the hot springs.

Day 1 (Monday): Puerto Montt Airport – Hornopirén.

Leaving Puerto Montt Airport we will start the trip going southwards along the Carretera Austral to Hornopirén. This section combines transfers on land with a sea crossing. Once we arrive at Hornopirén we will enjoy Dinner.

Day 2 (Tuesday): Hornopirén – Caleta Gonzalo – Yelcho.

Today we will sail from Hornopirén to Caleta Gonzalo through the Bimodal route. This route is divided into three sections and lasts 4 hours and 45 minutes. Then, we continue on Carretera Austral to reach Yelcholake. On the way, we will visit Pumalin Park to trek in 'Los Alerces' path, admiring the ancient forests in a pristine natural setting. Box Lunch included.

Day 3 (Wednesday): Lago Yelcho – La Junta

After breakfast we will walk around the lodge, enjoying the natural surroundings. Later on we will enjoy Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, we take the Carretera Autral again towards the town of La Junta. Along the way we will find several interesting spots, such as the town of Santa Lucía and the Palena River.

Day 4 (Thursday): Kayak on Palena River and El Sauce Natural Thermal Hot Springs

Today we will Kayak along the Palena River. On this amazing ride (about 16 km) we will be able to admire the beautiful natural scenery and the varied fauna of Patagonia. After paddling for about 2½ hours, we will reach the beach and leave the kayaks to get on the vehicle that will take us to “El Sauce” hot springs with 100% natural warm water
 
Note: those who do not want to kayak can make an excursion in Puerto Raúl Marín Balmaceda with lunch at a restaurant.

Day 5 (Friday): Queulat National Park - Coyhaique

We will go southward on Carretera Austral, finding our first stop: Queulat National Park. We will explore the park through its woods until we reach the amazing Queulat Hanging Glacier viewpoint (600-meters trek).  After enjoying our box lunch in the park, we will continue along the Carretera Austral for about 4 hours until we reach Coyhaique to stay for the night.

Day 6 (Saturday): Coyhaique – Horseback Riding

During this adventure trip we will go to a farm located just a few minutes from Coyhaique. Upon arrival we will start the adventure on horseback through a wonderful landscape in Patagonia, admiring the high mountains from the shore of the Simpson River. After approximately 2 hours we will go back to hotel and lunch will be served at a typical Patagonian restaurant

Day 7 (Sunday): Coyhaique –Balmaceda Airport.

Say goodbye and transfer to the airport.

Price includes

  • 1 night in Hornopirén.
  • 1 night in Yelcho Lake.
  • 2 nights in La Junta.
  • 2 nights in Coyhaique.
  • Visit and trek in Pumalín National Park.
  • Visit to El Sauce Natural Hot Springs, Kayak in Palena River, box lunch, or an alternative visit to Raúl Marín Balmaceda.
  • Visit to the Queulat National Park.
  • Horseback riding along the Simpson River.
  • 1 dinner (day 1).
  • 3 box lunch (day 2, 4 and 5).
  • 2 menu lunches with 1 mineral water or drink (day 3 and 6).
  • destination transfers.

Not Included

  • Domestic airline tickets
  • Extra charges and optional activities or meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities

Notes

- The Horseback riding is suitable for people without previous experience and lasts 2 hours.
- The start time of the program is subject to change according to the flight schedules of the next season.
- Check optional activities from Coyhaique.

Prices per person

Season Summer 2021/22 - From 01/12/2021 Until 31/03/2022
Base Category Price
Double 3* USD 1.815

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Santiago de Chile
 

Santiago de Chile is the capital and principal urban area in Chile. There you will find the most important administrative, cultural, commercial, financial and governmental organisms in the country, with the exception of the National Congress which is located in Valparaiso.

Santiago de Chile
 

Santiago de Chile is the capital and principal urban area in Chile. There you will find the most important administrative, cultural, commercial, financial and governmental organisms in the country, with the exception of the National Congress which is located in Valparaiso.

Puerto Varas
 

Puerto Varasis located in the south region of Chile, among hills, mountains, lakes and woods. A spectacular destination for those who love snow and nature. The city has around 30,000 inhabitants and their principal activity is tourism and agriculture. The city was originally colonized by Germans; you can still appreciate the colonial architecture in cafes, restaurants and inns in the center of the city. It is also a destination near Lago Llanquihue, the biggest in Chile.

Puerto Varas
 

Puerto Varasis located in the south region of Chile, among hills, mountains, lakes and woods. A spectacular destination for those who love snow and nature. The city has around 30,000 inhabitants and their principal activity is tourism and agriculture. The city was originally colonized by Germans; you can still appreciate the colonial architecture in cafes, restaurants and inns in the center of the city. It is also a destination near Lago Llanquihue, the biggest in Chile.

Puerto Montt
 

 

Puerto Monttis located in the south region of Chile. It has around 175 thousand inhabitants. The city offers the traveler tours around Pelluco, the beach in Puerto Montt, the Juan Pablo II Municipal Museum, Angelmó, the Sea Food and Fish Market, the Crafts Market, the Cathedral and the Church of the Jesuits.

Puerto Montt
 

 

Puerto Monttis located in the south region of Chile. It has around 175 thousand inhabitants. The city offers the traveler tours around Pelluco, the beach in Puerto Montt, the Juan Pablo II Municipal Museum, Angelmó, the Sea Food and Fish Market, the Crafts Market, the Cathedral and the Church of the Jesuits.

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