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Austral Route: Queulat - Puyuhuapi

Get to know more about the Destination

With a varied and colorful topography, the area includes the Austral Route, lakes, island, rivers and channels, with exhuberant vegetation and protected fauna in the Queulat and Magdalena National Parks. Snowcaps, hills and volcanos, make tourism in the region possible thanks to the favorable paths to have walks and horseback riding. Aquatic activities are done in lakes and rivers, (kayak, rafting and salmons and trouts sport fishing). Sailing is practiced in islands and channels, where you can also contemplate all the natural wonders around you. Rural tourism is also possible, visiting small towns where you can see cattle and agricultural development. All the activities can be done from Queulat to Puyuhuapi. In the Austral Route attractions you can find the Puyuhuapi Springs (Medical properties waters, hotel, gastronomic and spa services). The Austral Route visitors not only will enjoy the marvelous nature, but also the multliple options to make the most of the sports, outdoor activities and relaxing time.

Attractions

Colorful flora and fauna, attractive topography. Springs are managed by a first class hotel and spa. Crafts recognized internationally (Puyuhuapi carpets)

Activities

Trekking, horseback ridings, bicycle ridings, sport fishing, sea and river kayak, rafting, fishing, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Eleventh region.

How to get there?

Santiago-Puerto Montt: Land route and airway Santiago and Puerto Montt-Balmaceda: Airway Coyhaique-Puyuhuapi, La Junta and Balmaceda: Airway through small airports. Chaiten-Puyuhuapi: Land route Puyuhuapi-Puerto Montt: Seaway Argentina-Puyuhuapi: Land route by Paso Futaleufu Coyhaique and Puerto Chacabuco-Puyuhuapi: Land route Puerto Montt, Chiloe-Balmaceda, Puyuhuapi and Puerto Cisnes: Seaway

When to go?

All year.

Climate

Cold weather. The annual media temperature is 9ºC. The rain is plentiful all year -600 to 4000 milimeters per year-.

Services

Housing, food, transportation, information center, outdoor activities, crafts, camping

Surroundings

La Junta, Las Mellizas, Trapera, Verde Lake, James Island, Jechica Island, Kent Island, Risopatron Lake, Queulat National Park, Puyuhuapi, Puyuhuapi Springs, Cisnes River.

Some featured hotels in Austral Route: Queulat - Puyuhuapi

  • Hotel Lodge & Spa Termas de Puyuhuapi

    Located in the beautiful Dorita Bay in the Ventisquero Sound and surrounded by pristine nature, the Termas de Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa emerges in complete harmony with the landscape. Built of the woods of the surrounding forests by local…

    From USD$250 Ref. Double

    Hotel Lodge & Spa Termas de Puyuhuapi

They recommend us

  • "We have received an excellent attention from VisitChile and their Patagonia colaborator, COMAPA. Thanks a lot for everything. "

    December/2012

    María Jesús Sasieta

  • "Everything was excellent, in special the attention of Transfer drivers, they were very kind!"

    January/2013

    Francisca Gabriela García Torres

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise and the company of the other multinational guests. The meals were excellent and Ana our waitress would always adjust meal servings if the boat was sailing past interesting…"

    February/2013

    Peter Lee

  • "Dear Belen, We are back in Santiago and soon to go back to Belgica and its endless winter! I would like to thank you for all your help, you were really efficient and I will contact you on my next visit…"

    March/2013

    Yolanda Rodríguez

  • "In general, the trip was very beautiful. We had the chance to see the beauty of Chile, a very cozy country with friendly people."

    January/2013

    Edmundo Montalvao

Certificates

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