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AUSTRAL ROAD ICEBERG EXPERIENCE

Code:FAUS02
Tour:AUSTRAL ROAD ICEBERG EXPERIENCE
Duration:5 Days
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The Carretera Austral is the name given to CHile’s Route 7. The highway runs about 1,240 kilometers (770 mi) from Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins, through rural Patagonia. The area is characterized by thick forests, fjords, glaciers, canals and mountains. Wich you woll get to experience on foot and via catamaran.

The Resort Spa Hotel Termas of Puyuhuapi is located in the Patagonia Fjords, surrounded by pristine vegetation. After a day full of adventure, there’s nothing better than relaxing in one of the three thermal pools at sea level, under a star-filled sky or enjoy a complete Spa and a fully-equipped Thalassotherapy Center.



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DAY 1: BALMACEDA / COYHAIQUE
Arrival to Balmaceda located in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia. Transfer to the hotel. During the trip you will be able to appreciate spectacular landscapes such as the falls of the Pollux River, the Chinese wall, Foitzic Lagoon, Mackay Hill and the pampas.
Lodging and dinner in Coyhaique

DAY 2: COYHAIQUE / PUYUHUAPI
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast begins the Adventure Tour to the Northern Austral Road where we will observe the Simpson River, the waterfalls known as La Cascada La Virgen, the mountain Queque Inglés (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 Laguna Pedro Aguirre Cerda, the 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 Park, if the conditions allow, we can view the Hanging Snowdrift and it's 130meter water fall. We will then be served a box lunch while enjoying the park. Later we will return to Puerto Puyuhuapi.
Lodging at the Resort Spa Hotel Termas of Puyuhuapi.

Day 3: PUYUHUAPI / CHACABUCO
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a visit to Puyuhuapi, then, begin the tour towards Coyhaique, and visit the Priest Garcia Falls, ascend the Queulat hill and take a one hour hike in the humid forest, crossing fallen trunks and creeks. You will be able to observe the base of the Queulat Glacier where the "Celeste" lagoon and the floating ice are located. Afterwards, walk on the inferior glacier, which is covered with stones and rocks. The cornice of the glacier hangs from the heights of the mountain and fall into the lagoon as blocks of ice. Continuing with the journey, you will observe the Cisne River, the "Condor" falls and the glaciers that hang from the mountains. Arriving at Coyhaique the valley will be observed from a vantage point. Later arrival at the Hotel Coyhaique you will have dinner.
Lodging at the hotel Coyhaique.

Day 4: CHACABUCO / SAN RAFAEL GLACIER / COYHAIQUE
Breakfast at the hotel.
Early departure to Chacabuco Port. An adventure tour begins towards the millennial San Rafael Glacier, Bride veil falls, Farellon tunnel, Simpson River, Las Pizarras, the English Queque and the President Ibanez’s hanging bridge in Puerto Aysén can be appreciated. Once in Chacabuco port, board Catamaran. Navigate for four and a half hours among fjords and Patagonian canals before arriving at the millennial San Rafael glacier and its 20.000 year old snowdrift. Lunch will be served on the boat with a view of the glacier where you will be invited to share a glass of Whiskey with ice taken from the glacier. After lunch the Iceberg will be able to be observed from different angles and if the conditions allow, you may be able to see a detachment of glacial ice that can reach 70 mts. of height. In the evening return to the Chacabuco Port. Transfer from Chacabuco to the hotel in Coyhaique.

Day 5: COYHAIQUE / BALMACEDA
Breakfast at the hotel followed by a tour to the regional brewery to observe the brewing process and taste the different artesanal breers offered. L unch at a local restaurant, followed by transfer to the Balmaceda Airport.

Departures for 2012:
October to December – every Wednesday

Departures for 2013:
From January to March – every Wednesday

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

Includes:
Accomodation with breakfast
Ground transport in private van
Local English speaking guide
All lunches and dinners mentioned in the program.

Not Included:
Air fare
Tips
Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, etc


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