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General Carrera Lake

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General Carrera Lake is the second major lake in South America. It`s located in Patagonia, surrounded by abundant vegetation, with a surface of 978 squared kilometers.

The lake is located in the Chile/Argentina border, and it features special conditions that make turism activities development possible, like adventure sports and walks close to the marvelous nature.

The seaports and villages turn it in one of the most attractive places to enjoy outdoor and sports activities.

Attractions

Colorful flora and fauna. Craftsmanship and sport activities.

Activities

Hiking, horseback riding, bicycle riding, sport fishing, rowing, mailing, picnic, flora and fauna contemplation, photography.

Location

Eleventh region. Located 112 kilometers southwest of Chile Chico and 290 kilometers south of Coyhaique.

How to get there?

Santiago-Coyhaique: Airway

Coyhaique-Puerto Ibáñez, Murta Bay, Puerto Tranquilo, Puerto Guadal: Land route by Austral Route

Coyhaique-Chile Chico, Murta Bay, Puerto Sanchez, Guadal: Airway, by small airports in each point.

When to go?

All year long

Climate

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

Services

Housing, food, transportation, cafeteria, crafts, camping.

Surroundings

Tortel bay, Exploradores bay, Castillo Hill, Las Manos cave, Bertrand Lake, Cochrane lake, Leones lake, San Lorenzo Hill, Bernardo O`Higgins National Park, Castillo Hill National Reserve, Tamango National Reserve, Baker River, Capilla de Mármol Nature Sanctuary, Jorge Montt snowcap, Leones snowcap, Soler snowcap.

Some featured hotels in General Carrera Lake

  • Terra Luna Lodge

    Located in a 6ha private land with more than 400m of beach, the lodge, is open all year round and offers extraordinary view on the lake and the surrounding mountains . Its infrastructure, its panoramic jacuzzi, its leasure room totally…

    From USD$35 Ref. 1 - 2 Passengers

    Terra Luna Lodge
  • Mallin Colorado Eco Lodge

    Mallín Colorado, a cozy, secluded countryside with four cabins, constructed in 12 acres, facing the huge General Carrera Lake, 4 hours south of the airport of Balmaceda and five hours from the city of Coyhaique. From the hill upon,…

    From USD$1.515 Ref. 3 nights

    Mallin Colorado Eco Lodge
  • Hotel Cabañas El Mirador de Guadal

    This cabin complex is located in front of General Carrera Lake shores, at two kilometers from Puerto Guadal, the most importan beach of Aysen, in the chilean Patagonia. It offers eight cozy and comfort cabins, built with noble woods…

    From USD- Ref.

    Hotel Cabañas El Mirador de Guadal
  • Hacienda Tres Lagos

    The Hacienda Tres Lagos Hotel is located in Patagonia, Aysén region, 274 kms away from the city of Coyhaique, and 220 kms away from the Balmaceda Airport. Its rustic décor, design and architecture provides a countryside and elegant…

    From USD$298 Ref. Double

    Hacienda Tres Lagos

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Certificates

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  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
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