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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$60 Ref. 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 lake General Carrera, 4 hours south of the airport of Balmaceda and five hours from the city of Coyhaique.From the hill upon,…

    From USD$300 Ref. 4 people

    Mallin Colorado Eco Lodge
  • Hacienda Tres Lagos

    In a virgin and still unexplored landscape with plains, rivers, mountains and fiords you will find Hacienda Tres Lagos (Three Lakes Estate) located between glaciers, ice fields, volcanoes, caverns, waterfalls, snowdrifts and cold forests…

    From USD$316 Ref. Double

    Hacienda Tres Lagos

They recommend us

  • "We're very happy with VisitChile services. Ten points for our guide Carlos, very kind and punctual everytime he picked us up from our hotel. We take a good impression of Chile, and we want to come back soon!"

    March/2013

    Marina

  • "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

  • "My wife and I are very satisfied with your services, the tour that we took and the price we payed for it. The attention of Navimag tripulation, service personal and touristic guides of Evangelistas Ferry…"

    January/2013

    Juan Francisco Saraco

  • "The whole tour what we organized for us was perfect, guides, transportation, hotels and food, everything. Thanks a lot and congratulations to you and COMAPA. "

    December/2012

    María Carolina Gómez Saavedra

  • "It was nice to count with you during our trip. "

    March/2013

    Maikol Andrés Campillay

Certificates

  • Turismo Chile
  • Verisign
  • Sello de Calidad Turística
  • United States Tour Operator Association Allied Member
  • TripAdvisor

Contact us

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