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Chile Road Trip to the North of the Carretera Austral

  • Sport and adventure
Explore the stunning Chilean scenery and an endless variety of outdoor activities at your own pace with our carefully prepared 7 day, self-drive road trip! Ideal for those who prefer the 'non-plan' plan mixed with wind in their hair and a shot of adventure, all you have to do is grab the keys to the rental upon arrival and enjoy the ride (Some of it may be bumpy as not all the roads are paved...

Explore the stunning Chilean scenery and an endless variety of outdoor activities at your own pace with our carefully prepared 7 day, self-drive road trip! Ideal for those who prefer the 'non-plan' plan mixed with wind in their hair and a shot of adventure, all you have to do is grab the keys to the rental upon arrival and enjoy the ride (Some of it may be bumpy as not all the roads are paved). Our local agency is happy to to guide you to the most treasured hidden gems in the region. This is however not a sit-down trip: Be prepared to hike, swim, kayak, off-road and horse-back ride to some of them!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Horseback riding
    Horseback riding
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Chile

Time to hit the road!

• On arrival at Balmaceda Airport, pick up your car at the rent-a-car counter

• Begin your journey north on the Carretera Austral, visiting various interesting sights! 

• Visit Coyhaique, the capital of the Aysen Region

• Arrive in the Puyuhuapi area and check-in to your hotel (3h30)

Optional activity: Horseback riding near Coyhaique

Visited:
Balmaceda Puyuhuapi
Accommodation
Puyuhuapi Lodge (Puyuhuapi)

Day 2: Continue on the Carretera Austral

Time for some glacier exploring!• Continue on the Carretera Austral North to La Junta• Visit the Queulat National Park and explore the Queulat Hanging Glacier• Explore the natural attractions of La Junta

Visited:
Puyuhuapi La Junta
Accommodation
Espacio y Tiempo Hotel (La Junta)

Day 3: Day Trip to Raul Marin Balmaceda

• Day trip to Raul Marin Balmaceda Village (6h round trip, ferry crossing required)

• Enjoy the stunning scenery and natural beauty of the region

Visited:
La Junta Coyhaique
Accommodation
El Reloj Hotel (Coyhaique)

Day 4: Boat Excursion and Hiking Trip

Marvel at the natural scenery...

• Head South on the Carretera Austral towards Puerto Guadal (5h)

• Take a "Navegacién Capillas de Marmol” boat excursion near Puerto Tranquilo and marvel at beautiful cave formations

• Hike up to Exploradores Valley Viewpoint for stunning panoramas of Lake Bayo, glaciers and waterfalls

Visited:
Coyhaique General Carrera See
Accommodation
Night im Terra Luna Lodge (Puerto Guadal)

Day 5: Tamango National Reserve

Take a hike!

• Continue South to the town of Tortel (5h)

• Sample local cuisine in Cochrane

• Visit Tamango National Reserve near Cochrane for great walking paths

• Overnight in Caleta Tortel

Visited:
General Carrera See
Accommodation
Entre Hielos Lodge Tortel ()

Day 6: Activities on the Baker River

• Return to the Puerto Bertrand / Baker River area (5h)

• In Tortel, take a boat trip on the Baker River, and visit 'Isla de los Muertos' (Isle of the Dead)

• Head to Patagonia Park and lunch in the Restaurant del Valle Chacabuco Lodge

• Green Baker Lodge offers several options of activities — canopy ride over the Baker River, rafting, kayakinghiking and horse-riding

Visited:
General Carrera See
Accommodation
Green Baker Lodge (Puerto Bertrand)

Day 7: Last Day on the Road

Where will it take you?

Travel north to Balmaceda Airport for departure (6h)

• Return the car and enjoy your trip, wherever you are heading to!

Visited:
General Carrera See Balmaceda Airport

Balmaceda Puyuhuapi La Junta Coyhaique General Carrera See Balmaceda Airport

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $2,290 / 7 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax
Price per person $2,250

Included in price:

  • Private / Shared services as indicated
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Accommodation at the selected hotels or similar
  • Breakfast
  • Permanent assistance in each city
  • Vehicle hire includes: unlimited mileage, third part accident cover (CDW), deductibles depending on the rental company, rental of Toyota RAV or similar vehicle for 4 days, taking J Full fuel tank, delivery in the morning and returning it in the afternoon

Not included in price:

  • International or domestic air fares
  • Entrances fees
  • Services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary
  • Early check-in, late check-out and hotel extras
  • Personal expenses
  • The CDW does not cover damage to tires or wheels, unless as a result of a collision with a third party
  • Vehicles are delivered with a full fuel tank. We suggest returning them in the same state
  • Tips for guides and hotel staff

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