The breathtaking southern Austral gravel
road winds through the truly wild and pristine
landscapes of the Aysén region of Chilean Patagonia, passing through steppe and by forests, lakes, glaciers and icefields. This self-drive adventure
starts and ends in Balmaceda and can be
combined with other destinations.
Fly to Balmaceda
and pick up your hire car. Continue through the
Patagonia steppe to the forests and lakes. Stay overnight in Puerto Rio Tranquilo at Hostal El Puesto. (B)
mighty Rio Baker to picturesque Caleta
Tortel, built on stilts between the two
Patagonian Ice Fields. Stay at Entre Hielos Lodge and stroll along the wooden
walkways or explore the surrounding
channels and islands.
Alternatively continue further south to Villa O'Higgins and stay at the Robinson Crusoe Lodge, which lies at the end of the Carretera Austral. Take a boat trip on Lake O'Higgins (Glacier Lake) and see the glaciers of the Southern Ice-Field. (Supplements apply: please inquire for further information and prices). (B)
Return to giant Lake Carrera visiting the
Chacabuco Valley en route. Spend 2-nights at a property such as Mirador de Guadal. Relax by the
shores of the lake or discover ancient lenga forests,
petrified fossils and glaciers. (B)
Take an optional boat ride to the
spectacular Marble Cathedral to see
intricate caverns filled with turquoise
waters before continuing to Coyhaique for
a final night. Drive back to the airport for
an outward flight. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This is a suggested itinerary, which can be tailored to suit your needs. Additional nights can be added for a more leisurely exploration. Prices, based on two people travelling and sharing a twin-room, are intended as a guideline only and will vary according to time of year. International flights are not included.
El Mirador de Guadal is located in a peaceful location, just a short distance from the village of Puerto Guadal, overlooking Lake General Carrera. The lodge consists of eight individual and spacious wooden cabins, each with a sitting area, wood burning stove, terrace and spectacular views of the lake and mountains. Set apart from cabins is the restuarant, offering freshly cooked local cuisine and large windows to enjoy the...
The rustic yet delightful Entre Hielos Lodge sits on a hillside in Caleta Tortel, a picturesque fishing village situated at the mouth of the Rio Baker. The family-run guesthouse is built from native woods and offers six simple yet stylishly decorated rooms with views of the beautiful natural surroundings, a cosy lounge with a wood burner, and a communal dining area serving delicious home-cooked...
This cosy little wooden lodge is located in the small town of Puerto Rio Tranquilo, on the shores of Lake General Carrera. The property features three simple but comfortable rooms with private bathrooms and a communal lounge / dining area with a wood-burning stove and a reading...
Nomades Hotel Boutique is situated a short walk from the town centre, high above the banks of the Coyhaique river with beautiful views of the surrounding area. Every room has a large panoramic window offering incredible mountain views and all are stylishly decorated in a warm Alpine style with natural woods and Patagonian touches. There is a cosy sitting area with fireplace and a small restaurant / bar (seasonal for dinner service) while a number of dining options are within walking distance.
Features: 8 rooms, restaurant / bar, Wi-Fi, reading room.
Room amenities: Television, room...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
CASD2016: 6 Nights