from USD1175per person+ ticket
3 days program

Austral Road

Patagonia route and unique in the world. More than 1,000 kilometers of natural beauty in the south of the world where the Patagonian Andes, lakes, turbulent rivers and the presence of ice fields predominate. The trip along the austral highway begins at the Puerto Montt airport and ends at Villa O'Higgins and owns an enormous diversity of landscapes ideal for practicing adventure sports as a favorite place to take trips on the many existing trekking routes.
Día 01 – Balmaceda – Capillas de Mármol

Reception at Balmaceda airport and transfer to Puerto Rio Tranquilo where you can leave your bags and rest a short moment. In the afternoon, visit to the Shrine of Nature Capilla de Mármol, located on the shores of Lake General Carrera, south of Puerto Río Tranquilo. We will meet in the  office and we will walk towards the pier located a few meters by the edge of the Tranquilo River. We will start with a technical safety talk and we will start the navigation for around 20 minutes until the first marble formations. We will enter through caves and small places within the massif, including an incredible tunnel, ending our tour in Catedral and Capillas de Marmol. During the navigation you can photograph and enjoy this beautiful place.

Día 02 – Puerto Chacabuco – San Rafael Lagoon

In Puerto Tranquilo, just before crossing the bridge of its northern limit, you should turn to the X-728 route towards the Exploradores valley, which should be followed until km. 86 where is the end of the road. It is approximately two and a half hours from Puerto Tranquilo to this point where the meeting time is at 9:45 a.m, which means leaving at the latest at 7:30 a.m from Puerto Tranquilo. Here you will find a wide but “informal sector” to park and our crew will be waiting for you. Once they arrive at the dock, one of our guides will be in charge of gathering the group and delivering a brief safety talk and a general description of the trip. After boarding one of our boats “SISU” and “LA RESISTENCIA”, a gentle navigation begins along the final stretch and delta of the river Exploradores. Scenario of particular beauty in which we will enjoy our breakfast. In approximately two and a half hours of navigation we will arrive at the Laguna San Rafael National Park. We will disembark at the CONAF dock. We will make a short walk along a small interpretive path of 30 minutes round trip to rest from navigation, go to the bathroom and visit the ruins of the historic Hotel Ofqui. Later we will return to the boat and sail towards the wall of the San Rafael glacier, in such a way that we can contemplate its impressive fall and the magnificent natural scenery that surrounds it. We will enjoy a homemade lunch in front of the blue wall, we will drink whiskey with millenary ice, and we will enjoy a good coffee. Later we will start our return to Bahía Exploradores. Arriving at approximately 17:00 to the pier for later transfer to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Día 03 – Rio Tranquilo – Balmaceda

Breakfast at the hotel. According to flight schedule, transfer to Balmaceda airport to fly back. End of our services.

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Values by category
Standard
Standard Category
  • Hostal El Puesto
Price per person: Spanish tour
  • Double Room: USD 1175
Price per Person: English tour
  • Double Room: USD 1360

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE FLIGHT TICKET

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