Austral Road Iceberg Expedition
5 days / 4 nights Code: CHO002
Places you will see
|Austral Route: Queulat - Puyuhuapi|
|Coyhaique and Puerto Aisen|
|Laguna San Rafael National Park|
|Queulat National Park|
Enjoy one of the most unexplored regions of the Carretera Austral in the Chilean Patagonia with this 5-day package with the best provided by the marvelous area of the southern part of Chile.
Day 01: Balmaceda / Coyhaique
Arrival in Balmaceda located in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia. Transfer to the Coyhaique hotel. During the trip you will be able to appreciate spectacular landscapes such as the falls of the Pollux River, the Chinese wall, Foitzic lagoon, the Mackay hill and the pampas. Lodging at Diego de Almagro Hotel.
Day 02: Coyhaique / Puyuhuapi
You will have breakfast and begin an adventure tour through the northern part of the Austral Road. You will visit the beautiful Mañihuales River and its impressive landscapes, such as the Aguirre Cerda lagoon, and "Las Torres" lake in the forest park "CONAF". You will eat a box-lunch enjoying the landscape. You will continue the tour towards the "Zaranda" lagoon and the Queulat National Park, where, if the weather conditions allow it, you will be able to appreciate the famous hanging snowdrift of Puyuhuapi and its 130 meter fall. Finally you will arrive at "Puerto Puyuhuapi" where you will lodge in the SPA Termas de Puyuhuapi.
Day 03: Puyuhuapi / Coyhaique
Breakfast followed by a visit to Puyuhuapi and its handmade carpet factory. Then, begin the tour towards Coyhaique, and visit the priest Garcia falls, ascend the Queulat hill and take a one hour hike the humid forest crossing fallen trunks and creeks. You will be able to observe the base of the Queulat glacier where the "Celeste" lagoon and the floating ice are located. Afterwards, walk on the inferior glacier, which is covered with stones and rocks. The cornice of the glacier hangs from the heights of the mountain and fall into the lagoon as blocks of ice. Continuing with the journey, you will observe the "Cisne" river, the "Condor" falls and the glaciers that hang from the mountains. Arrival in Coyhaique and lodging in Diego de Almagro Hotel.
Day 04: Coyhaique / San Rafael Glacier / Coyhaique
Early departure to Chacabuco Port. An aventure tour begins towards the millennial San Rafael Glacier. Once in Chacbuco port, board Catamaran. Navigate for four and a half hours among fiords and Patagonic canals before arriving al the millennial San Rafael glacier and its 20,00 year old snowdrift. Breakfast in the morning and when arrive to San Rafael Lagoon have a lunch in front of the Majestic Glacier. You will be in the Lagoon among the icebergs observing the Glacier.The Capitain will make different approaches to the Glacier wall. If the wear allows the detachment and consequent splash of the up to 70 meters partions of Glacier. In the evening return to the Chacabuco Port but not before visiting a place where find and observe a families of seadogs.Transfer from Chacabuco to Coyhaique and lodging in Diego de Almagro hotel.
Day 05: Coyhaique / Balmaceda
Breakfast, free time in the morning. In the afternoon we will be tranferred to the Balmaceda Airport.
- Flora and Fauna Observation
Departures: Wednesday or Thursday from August 2016 to May 2017. 3 passengers minimum are required to open a departure
- All Breakfasts.
- Land transfers with local guide.
- Catamaran ticket that include all meals.
- Air tickets.
- Extras not mentioned in itinerary.
- Personal travel insurance.
Minimum of 3 passengers per tour.