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Patagonian Independent Road Trip

Carretera Austral & Aysén - Hidden Trails & Valleys

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • The ultimate South America road trip: Drive on a 4WD the Carretera Austral, surrounded by hanging glaciers, lush green forests and breathtaking mountain scenery
  • Visit by kayak or a small boat the blue and turquoise sparkling “Capilla de marmol” (marble chapel) nearby Puerto Tranquilo or enjoy a rafting tour on the torrent Rio Baker
  • Discover one of Patagonia’s best kept secret, the Exploradores valley with its countless waterfalls, glaciers an unclimbed granite walls and peaks
  • Hike on a hidden trail to the remote Leones lake and glacier and exlpore the Patagonian Moon valley in Jeinimeni National Reserve
  • Food & Culture: Meet locals and be inspired by typical Patagonian food like empanada, pastel de choclo, cazuela & lamb BBQ

Insider Tip

  • Hike through ancient forest to the Yelcho Glacier, undertake a kayak trip in the Queulat National Park and drink Mate tea with a tropero (cattle driver)
Duration

8 days from/to Coyhaique

Activity
  • 2 days hiking
  • 2 days multisport
  • 1 boat ride
Lodging
  • 7 nights guesthouse
Meals
  • 7x breakfast
  • 7x box lunch
  • 7x dinner
Price

from 4.750 CAD

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Aysén - a paradise for outdoor adventurers & Carretera Austral - the ultimate road trip.
The offbeat landscapes of Northern Patagonia offer many possibilities for travelers:

With its spectacular glaciers, verdant forests and silent fjords, the sparsely populated region of Aysén is our top recommendation for anyone interested in hiking, rafting, kayaking, biking, ice hiking or almost any other kind of outdoor adventure. Between activities, we’ll invite you to stop for mate tea with a real tropero (cattle driver) or fuel up with a traditional cordero or ternera al palo (lamb or beef barbecue) – experiences you’ll never forget. A major highlight of the Aysén region is the Carretera Austral. This is one of the most exciting roads in the world, stretching south for almost 800 miles from Patagonia’s Lake District to Villa O’Higgins. We’ll lead you deep into humid rainforests filled with thriving ferns and gigantic nalca plants, and bring them face-to-face with looming glaciers of awe-inspiring proportions. The possibilities are endless here.

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Activity level 2 – Moderate – Suitable for people who are reasonably fit and hike at least once a month. Participants should be able to walk with their daypack (15-20 lbs) 4-8 hours a day with some strenuous ascents and descents. The equipment for your belongings must be carried by you throughout the duration of the trip day (rain gear, fleece or light down jacket, trekking poles, gloves, hat, camera, lunch and water for the day, and also gear for good weather conditions).

ITINERARY

Day 1-2: Balmaceda - Coyhaique - Puerto Rio Tranquilo - Capillas de Marmol

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Day 3: Full Day Valle Exploradores

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Day 4: Full Day Valle Los Leones - Glacier Hike or Rafting or Horse Riding

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Day 5-6: Panorama drive to Chile Chico - Full Day Jeinimeni National Reserve

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Day 7-8: Boat ride General Carrera Lake - Cerro Castillo Trek - Coyhaique

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WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Accommodation: 7 nights in hotels or guesthouse in double room with private bathroom 
  • Meals: 7x breakfast, 7x box lunch, 7x dinner
  • Local English/Spanish speaking certified trekking guide (WFR)
  • Transport: all private transfers as per the detailed itinerary
  • Boat ride across the General Carrera Lake
  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Entry Fees/Admission: all entry fees
  • Emergency equipment: including a first-aid kit and VHF-equipment / Satellite phone

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Single supplement: extra charge p.p. $200 USD
  • Meals and beverages not indicated on the itinerary
  • Optional trips
  • Tips/gratuity
  • Local payments
  • International and domestic airfare and airport charges
  • Travel insurance is not included in this tour. Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased prior to the start of the trip.

DEPARTURE DATES & BOOKING

01.12.2020 - 30.04.2021
available
on request
from 4.750 CAD

PRIVAT JUST4U  You can choose your own private departure for this trip with a minimum of 3 of you travelling together.

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