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Wonders of General Carrera Lake

4 days / 3 nights Code: TLL001

South of Coihaique, Lake General Carrera is one of the most beautiful places of Chilean Patagonia. Nearby the lake lies two extraordinary sites: West is the famous “Campo de Hielos Norte,” the world’s closest icefield to the Equator,


Starting point: Balmaceda or Coyhaique airport.

Regular Departures:All year, Tuesday and Friday.

Private Departures: Under request.

Day 1: Balmaceda or Coyhaique to Terra Luna

Departure from Coyhaique or reception at Balmaceda airport. We follow the Austral road to Puerto Guadal. On the way, we do a boat excursion (if possible) to the “Capilla de Mármol”, fantastic maze of caves drawed by the millenary waves of the lake. Arrival to Puerto Guadal. Welcome drinks and overnight in Terra Luna lodge on the shore of Lake General Carrera.(L,D)

Day 2 and 3: Terra Luna

Full day in the area of Puerto Guadal where you can enjoy several excursions (Baker river, lakes fossils, glaciers, etc.) and activities like trekking, mountain biking, horse back riding, fishing, etc. (see description of activities and excursions).(B,L,D)
Day 4: Terra Luna to Balmaceda or Coyhaique

Breakfast in Terra Luna. Transfer to Balmaceda or Teniente Vidal (Coyhaique) Airport. End of services.(B)

Excursions Menu included in the program:

1.- Navigation to "Cueva del Lago" and Island:

Navigation on lake General Carrera to the marbel caves in the area of Puerto Guadal. Visit to Carabinero Island for a 360º perspective of the lake. Return navigation to the maqui river mouth. Short walk following the river’s course to the numerous waterfalls of Maqui river. Return by land or boat to Terra Luna.

Duration: 2 to 3 hours.

All public.

2.- Trekking to Rio Maqui Waterfall:

Walk with local guide from Terra Luna to the numerous waterfalls of rio Maqui. Back to Terra Luna by walking, in vehicule or by boat.
Duration: 2 to 4 hours according to return mode.

All public.

3.- Trekking to Lake Bertrand:

Combinable with a mountain bike portion. Good for rainy days.

Difficulty: Easy.

Duration: 2 to 5 hours varies according to selected starting point.

All public.

4.- Trekking to Fuentes Glacier:

Full Day excursion. Trekking with tour leader to glacier Fuentes. Transfer by car. Boat cross during 40 min (round trip), 3 hours trekking. Small level required. Picnic included.

Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

5.- Horseback riding at the base of Lindero Magallanes:

Half Day horseback riding excursion to the base of Lindero Magallanes. Transfer by car, horses, guide. Level required. Picnic included.

Duration: 4 hours.

6.-Trekking to "Veranda" Fossiles:

Full Day trekking to search for Veranada´s fossiles. Transfer by car, tourleader and, picnic included. Wonderful views.

Duration: 5 to 6 hours.

7.- Rafting on Baker River:

Half Day rafting on the Baker river. Roundtrip transfer by car. 2 hours of rafting.

Duration: 4 to 5 hours.

All public.

8.- Mountain Bike to the hidden Mine or Lake La Manga:

Mountain bike excursion to the “hidden mine” or to lake La Manga.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

9.- Trekking to Leones Lake:

Full Day trekking to Leones lake and its impressive glaciers. Transfer by 4x4 car amongst the beauty of Patagonian valleys, until we reach Mapuche glacier. Beginning of the trekking 2 hours, into leones valley to reach the lake. We have lunch facing this extraordinary site wher 3 galciers plundge into the green waters of the lake. Navigation with a zodiac to the glacier front wall. For an unforgettable experioence. Back to Terra Luna.

Duration: 10 hours.

10.- Trekking to Meliquina Lake:

Full Day trekking to Meliquina lake. Transfer by car to Punta Baja. Back to Leones Valley. Tour leader and lunch included. Tour of lakes and glaciers.

Duration: 10 to 12 hours.

Demanding trekking.

11.- Excursion to Tamango Reserva and Baker River:

Full Day excursion to Puerto Bertrand, Baker river water fall, Cochrane and to Tamango reserve to see Huemules. Transfer by boat, cross boat on Cochrane lake, tour leader, Nacional Park entrance, lunch, etc.

Duration: 8 to 10 hours.

All public.

12.- Excursion to the Marble Chapel:

Half day excursion to the Marble chapel. Transfer by car, cross boat until the marble chapel (if posible) and tour leader inluded.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

All public.

13.- Excursion to Exploradores Valley and to the Marble Chapel:

Full Day excursion to Puerto Tranquilo, Exploradores Valley and Marble chapel. Transfer by car, cross boat until the marble chapel (if posible), tour leader and lunch included.

Duration: 8 to 10 hours.

All public.

14.- Climb of Mount Lindero Magallanes:

Full day excursion to climb mount Lindero Magallanes (1.700 m.o.s.l.). Incredible view on the highest peaks of patagonia and on 5 different lakes.
Duration: 10 to 12 hours.

Difficulty: Medium.

15.- Recreational fishing:

Enjoy 2 hours fishing in Lago Bertrand and Lake Bertrand area. Navigation in Semi Rigid (motor) and McKenzie (row) boats. Only Catch & Release. Basic fishing equipment included.

Duration: 3 to 4 hours.

16.- Canoeing on Leones River:

Transfer to Leones river. Fantastic Canoeing on the river, between mountains, glaciers and local fauna. Back to Terra Luna.(L)

17.- Trekking and Navigation to Lake Leones, Fiero, Cachorro & Its glaciers (2 days):

- Day 1: Transfer to Valley Leones. 2 hours trekking to reach Lake Leones. Navegation with a zodiac to the front of the glacier Leones. 30 minutes trekking to lake Cachorro. Camp in lake Leones.(L,D)

- Day 2: Trekking to lake Fiero. Navegation to glacier Fiero. Back to lake Leones, 2 hours trekking down into valley Leones. Transfer back to Terra Luna.(B,L)


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