Southern Austral Road
8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO MALLIN COLORADO
After arrival at Balmaceda Airport your transfer will take you to Mallin Colorado, located on the shores of General Carrera Lake. Driving along numerous rivers and lagoons we will reach to Puerto Tranquilo, from where we will start a tour by motorboat to the famous “Catedrales de Mármol”, a peninsula of marble caves of impressive shapes. Afterwards we will continue towards Mallin Colorado.
DAYS 2: MALLIN COLORADO AND SURROUNDINGS
Staying at Mallin Colorado Lodge you can choose from a variety of activities.
DAY 3: TRANSFER MALLIN COLORADO, CALETA TORTEL
We leave Mallin Colorado heading south towards Caleta Tortel (drive of approx. 4 hours). Caleta Tortel consists mainly of stilt houses, built along the coast for several kilometers. We will park the car and walk to Entre Hielos Lodge.
DAY 4: CALETA TORTEL, VILLA O´HIGGINS
Our journeys continues further south driving from Caleta Tortel to Puerto Yungay. We will take a ferry and cross Fjordo Mitchell towards the east. After another 100 km drive we finally reach Villa O´Higgins, the last stop on the Carretera Austral. Overnight at Robinson Crusoe Lodge.
DAY 5: EXCURSION O´HIGGINS GLACIER
On board the catamaran Quetru you will discover the most unknown and mysterious glacier of the Chilean Patagonia, the O´Higgins Glacier. At noon we reach the front of the glacier. In the afternoon return to Villa O´Higgins.
DAY 6: VILLA O´HIGGINS AND SURROUNDINGS
Today you will enjoy two guided half day excursions, such as Trekking, a visit of the missionary church, a Mountain bike Trip crossing the Argentinean border, Kayaking or Fishing.
DAY 7: TRANSFER VILLA O´HIGGINS, BAKER RIVER
After early breakfast we will leave Villa O´Higgins. Arriving to Rio Bravo we have to take the ferry to cross towards Puerto Yungay. Our drive continues further north for visiting the Estancia Chacabuco, which was used to raise sheep and cattle. Dinner and overnight in Borde Baker Lodge.
DAY 8: FD TRANSFER BAKER RIVER, AIRPORT BALMACEDA
Our tour continues towards the Airport Balmaceda.