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AUSTRAL ROAD

Code:FAUS01
Tour:AUSTRAL ROAD
Duration:7 Days
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The Austral Road or Carretera Austral in Chilean Patagonia, is full of nature, small towns, amazing views, glaciers, mountains, lakes, National Parks, thermal springs. It is an entirely gravel road that makes it necessary to use the use of ferryboats along the route.

This road seizes the visitor with a world of incomparable and awe-filled beauty. It is a well-planned road, that is sometimes narrow but that has well constructed concrete bridges.

Attractions in the area are: Chaiten, El Amarillo Hot Springs, Palena River, Puyuhuapi Hot Springs, Queulat National Park, Coyhaique (the capital of the region), Cerro Castillo, Puerto Tranquilo (Cavernas de Marmol), Rio Cisnes, Pedro Aguirre Cerda Lagoon, Puerto Bertrand, Cochrane.

Activities: Wildlife watching, horseback riding, mountaineering, trekking, mountain bike, fishing, sea kayak, white water kayak and photography.


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DAY 1: BALMACEDA / TRANQUILO / LAGO GENERAL CARRERA
Upon arrival at Balmaceda start our first journey to Puerto Tranquilo, crossing the Southern Austral Highway, passing by Cerro Castillo National Reserve. You will be able to observe the beautiful Lake Chiguay, the Piedra el Conde, slope Del Diablo (slope of The Devil), Cerro Castillo (Castle Hill), one of the biggest mountains in Chile.
Lunch or afternoon snack (depending on the arrival time of your flight) in Villa Cerro Castillo.
Dinner and lodging in Puerto Tranquilo.

DAY 2: TRANQUILO / CAPILLA DEL MARMOL / BAHIA EXPLORADORES
Breakfast at the hotel.
Depart hotel for a tour to Capilla de Mármol (The Marble Chapel), return and enjoy lunch in Port Tranquilo. After lunch you will go out towards the Valle de Bahía Exploradores, to view condors, the beautiful Lake General Carrera, various waterfalls, impressive glaciers near the road, native forest, then the Bridge crosses Puente León, over the river with which it shares a name where pieces of glacial ice can be observed passing by. This route has suitable places for sport fishing.
Return to Puerto Tranquilo, dinner and lodging.

DAY 3: TRANQUILO / COYHAIQUE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Return to Coyhaique stopping in Villa Cerro Castillo, for lunch. Lodging in Coyhaique.

DAY 4: COYAHAIQUE / PUYUHUAPI
Breakfast at the hotel.
Begin an adventure tour on the Northern Austral Road, where we will observe the Simpson River, the waterfalls known as La Cascada la Virgen, the mountain called Queque Ingles (English Cake), then, following the beautiful Mañihuales River we will pass through the town that shares the rivers name. Later we will be able to observe the lake Pedro Aguirre Cerda, las Torres National Reserve, where the Lake Las Torres is located; Laguna La Zaranda, the Piedra El Gato, and finally we will be able to view the Cisnes River. We will cross the Queulat National Par, weather permitting, we can view the Hanging Snowdrift.
A box-lunch will be served a while enjoying the park. Later we will continue our tour to Puerto Puyuhuapi.
Dinner and lodging at the German Hosteria.

DAY 5: PUYUHUAPI / COYHAIQUE
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the afternoon we have lunch and visit the local carpet factory and city tour. Return by the Austral, taking the road named Viviana. After driving 220kms we will arrive in Puerto Aysén and then to Puerto Chacabuco.
Dinner and Lodging in Coyhaique.

DAY 6: COYHAIQUE / LAGUNA SAN RAFAEL / CHACABUCO
Breakfast at the hotel.
Early transfer to Chacabuco port, board the Catamaran. Navigate for four and half hours among fjords and Patagonian Canals before arriving at the millennial San Rafael Glacier and its 20,000 year old snowdrift. When we arrive at San Rafael Lagoon have a lunch in front of the Majestic Glacier. You will be on the lagoon among the Icebergs observing the glacier and drinking a whisky with Millennial ice. The Captain will make different approaches to the Glacier wall. If the weather allows the detachment and consequent splash of the up to 70 meters portions of Glacier. In the evening return to the Chacabuco Port, during the trip we have a snack and dinner with beverages before returning to Puerto Chacabuco at approximately 08:00pm. Transfer to the hotel in Coyhaique.

DAY 7: COYHAIQUE / BALMACEDA
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the Balmaceda Airport in the middle of the steppe pampas and proceed to return to your respective destinations hoping you enjoyed your visit to Patagonia.

Note: TNM CORP reserves the right to modify itineraries and lodging if circumstances call for it, without previous notice.

Included:
Accomodation with Breakfast.
Ground transport
Local guide and all lunches and dinners mentioned in the program
Catamaran Ticket includes Breakfast, lunch, open bar(non alcoholic beverages) and Snack.

Not Included:
Air fare


For more information about this tour, or for information about other tour options available, please CONTACT US.
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