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Lead Price
From £1195pp
7 days & 6 nights
Itinerary Type
Tailor Made
Holiday Type
Self drive
Tour Highlights

Carretera Austral Adventure

The breathtaking southern Austral gravel road winds through truly wild and pristine Patagonian landscapes. This self-drive adventure starts and ends in Balmaceda and can be combined with other destinations.


DAY 1: Fly to Balmaceda • Rio Tranquilo
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Fly to Balmaceda • Rio Tranquilo

Fly to Balmaceda and pick up your hire car. Continue through the Patagonian steppe to forests and lakes to Rio Tranquilo and stay overnight. (B)

Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Caleta Tortel
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Caleta Tortel

Follow the mighty Rio Baker to picturesque Caleta Tortel, built on stilts between the two Patagonian ice fields. Stay 2 nights. (B)

DAY 3: Caleta Tortel
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Caleta Tortel

Stroll along wooden walkways or explore the surrounding channels and islands. (B)

DAY 4: Chacabuco Valley • Lake General Carrera
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Chacabuco Valley • Lake General Carrera

Return to giant Lake General Carrera visiting the Chacabuco Valley en route. Stay 2 nights overlooking the lake. (B)

DAY 5: Chacabuco Valley • Lake General Carrera
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Chacabuco Valley • Lake General Carrera

Relax by its shores or discover ancient lenga forests, petrified fossils and glaciers. (B)

DAY 6: Balmaceda • Coyhaique
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Balmaceda • Coyhaique

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. (B)

DAY 7: Balmaceda
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Drive back to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Self-drive on the Carretera Austral
  • Breath-taking scenery
  • Lake General Carrera & lenga forests
Low Season
From £1,195 per person
High Season
From £1,295 per person

What's included

  • Domestic flights
  • Overseas airport taxes
  • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • Car-hire
  • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Important information

Standard tour
Simpler in emphasis, these itineraries typically feature 4-star or good 3-star accommodation throughout, or the best alternative elsewhere.
Tailor-made travel
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Guideline prices
Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin/double-room. Single supplement available on request. Pricing is indicative and may be subject to change due to external factors such as variable flight prices.
Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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