The Unique Carretera Austral
Departures: From September to May
Places Visited: Puerto Rio Tranquilo & Puerto Guadal
Explore the scenic beauty of snowcapped mountains, clear rivers, beautiful forests and minimal traffic. Discover the marble caverns which are amazing features of nature in South America’s second largest lake, Lago General Carrera, with the most beautiful pristine turquoise color. Discover an area of immense beauty with the remoteness that can be expected of Patagonia.
- 1 night of accommodation in Puerto Rio Tranquilo
- 2 nights of accommodation in Puerto Guadal
- 1 Full Day tour to Marble Caves in General Carrera
- Daily breakfast and local taxes
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
- Tips or personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours and experiences
- Any items not mentioned
Day 1: PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO.
Upon arrival at Balmaceda airport, private transfer to Selected Hotel with underway a brief stop for lunch and to explore the beautiful General Carrera Lake and one of the region’s most impressive attractions: the Marble Cathedral, an intriguing labyrinth of marble caves said to resemble chapels set against the most clear turquoise water.
Day 2: PUERTO RIO TRANQUILO/PUERTO GUADAL
The surroundings of the General Carrera Lake are without a doubt one of the most stunning sceneries of Patagonia. It culminates upon reaching the Marble Caves, an extraordinary rock formation, which after centuries of wind and water have carved an impressive labyrinth set against the emerald colored waters of the lake.
The excursion takes about 2 hours from the starting point in Puerto Rio Tranquilo, and there will be plenty of time to enjoy the different rock formations while navigating through the caves, passing the cathedral and going around the chapels. This excursion is beautiful all day long, but is even more impressive during the morning due to the reflecting sunlight on the water. This unique scenery is definitely worth a day trip. Spend the night in Puerto Guadal.
Day 3: PUERTO GUADAL. Day to spend at leisure. Discover the hiking or horseback riding trails in the vicinity of the lodging, or go fly-fishing.
Day 4: PUERTO GUADAL. At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport.
Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.
Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.