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Created with Sketch. Puerto Montt to Balmaceda | ROUNDTRIP | PRIVATE - EXPRESS
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Duration

5D / 4N

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, Italian, Portuguese

Overview

PROGRAMMA CARRETERA AUSTRAL EXPRESS 5-DAYS ONEWAY from Puerto Montt (PMC) to Balmaceda (BBA)

EXPRESS with selection of lodging in: cabins, hostels and standard hotels
DURATION OF TOUR: Approx. 1.250 kms. of Scenic On the Road Trip
CLASSIC 5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS

Inclusive of the following private services:
– Park fees and ferry fees
– Private transportation for full distance of tour
– Airport transfers
– Ferry crossings
– 1 Navigation tour (Marble Cathedrals and Chapels)
– 4 nights classic lodging

EXTRAS AVAILABLE:
CONNECTING FLIGHTS FOR THE START OF THE TOUR AND DEPARTURE AT COMPLETION.
Flight prices are estimated with approximate trip date.

Location- Puerto Montt(PMC) and Coyhaique/Balmaceda (BBA)
Los Lagos Region and Aysen Region in Chile

Standard Language: English and Español
Other languages available upon request: French, Italian, Portuguese and German

Group size:
Small Group: from 1 to 6 passengers (standard tour prices offered directly on website)
Medium group: from 7 to 14 passengers (prices confirmed upon request)
Large group: from 15 or more passengers (prices confirmed upon request)

 

PRICING 5-day CARRETERA AUSTRAL EXPRESS private ONEWAY

5-DAY CARRETERA AUSTRAL EXPRESS OW SALES PRICE  PRICE per passenger
1 PAX (1 DBL) US$2.200 US$2.200
2 PAX (1 DBL) US$2.500 US$1.250
3 PAX (1 TPL) US$2.850 US$950
4 PAX (2 DBL) US$3.400 US$850
5 PAX (1 DBL + 1 TPL) US$4.000 US$800
6 PAX (2 TPL) US$4.200 US$700

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Puerto Varas, Puerto Octay and Frutillar
  • Pumalin park and Chaiten
  • Queulat National Park
  • Marble Cathedrals and Chapel
  • ... and many more! Please check the Itinerary.

Itinerary

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Day 1
Day 1

Arrival to Puerto Montt airport (PMC) with flight from Santiago (SCL).

Flight suggested arrival before noon. Reception by driver/guide with private vehicle. We visit Puerto Varas, Puerto Octay and Frutillar on the LLanquihue lake. We offer a welcome buffet lunch at the "Espantapajaros" a heritage restaurant of chilean-german tradition, with amazing views on the lake and craft beer. Towards the evening, we return southbound and reach the village of Hornopiren.
This is a tiny fishing village in an inlet channel, lodging is at cabin-type houses such as Cabañas El Mirador or similar.

It is independent with living, dining, 1 or 2 bedrooms and full-equipped kitchen.

Lunch included.
Breakfast and dinner not included.

Day 2
Day 2

Inter-modal scenic roadtrip with ferries across channels and fjords.
Visit of the Pumalin park and Chaiten.
Dirt road in the wilderness to Puerto Ramirez and Lago Yelcho.

At 7.00am we take our first ferry from Hornopiren for a 3.5-hour navigation. We desembark and drive for 30 minutes to embark on the 2nd ferry for a brief navigation of about 20 minutes to Caleta Gonzalo.
This is where the wild patagonia road begins! We stop for a quick lunch at the restaurant in Caleta Gonzalo.
The dock and complex are part of the Pumalin Reserve created by the Tomkins Foundation. Our first visit on our way on the dirt road to Chaiten (40km) is a walk into the millenary forest of Giant Larch trees.
We will also detour to visit the exotic beach of Santa Barbara: it seems a jungle beach but yet you have snow capped mountains at the horizon.

We arrive to Chaiten, grab a quick bite, some maps and visit the site that has been left the same, as a reminder of the destruction from the last eruption of the volcano, that forced evacuation for all villagers and buried the houses with heavy ashes.

On our roadtrip southbound on the Carretera Austral we also visit Amarillo, the other gate of the Pumalin.

From here on, the road winds into the fjord-eroded valleys, water always a companion, under the shape of rivers, streams, rapids, lakes, marshlands and above, steep mountain walls with hanging glaciers. All this, embraced by lush vegetation.

After 2 hours from Chaiten, we arrive to a beautiful eco-lodge near Puerto Ramirez by the Yelcho lake.

Lodging at the CABAÑA FISHING LODGE. This day includes breakfast and dinner at the fishing lodge.

Day 3
Day 3

Queulat National Park, Puyuhuapi and roadtrip to Coyhaique.

Scenic roadtrip, we reach Puyuhuapi on the inlet channel, nearby the Queulat park and we take a one-hour hike up to the belvedere through the cloud and moss forest, from the high spot we have a great view of the hanging glacier. When we return we stop for lunch at the cafeteria at the entrance.

On the afternoon we continue our way to Coyhaique. We stop for the night at a panoramic eco-lodge called Lodge Cerro Negro, located on the heights of Coyhaique.

We also suggest: at night, to go for a drink and/or dinner to the famous Doulbek rustic restaurant, founded by the Belgian settlers of Patagonia, also reknowned in Chile as craft beer producers.
This day includes breakfast only.

Day 4
Day 4

Scenic roadtrip to Puerto Rio Tranquilo, General Carrera lake and the Marble Cathedrals and Chapel.

After breakfast we continue our trip towards the General Carrera lake.
The road is marvelous, we arrive from a high plateau to the "cuesta del diablo", which is a winding descent to the valley of Cerro Castillo.
Then our way continues to Puerto RIo Tranquilo on the lake. According to the lake conditions (wind, waves, rain and position of the sun) we may opt for the navigation to the marble chapels and cathedrals on the early morning of the next day.

The photos to the marble formations vary consistently according to the light that shines on them, so you may even opt for a double navigation, this day and the next or at least on the best possible conditions, between the 2 days available for this.

We can also enrich the day with visit to Puerto Sanchez, an isolated lake village with an impressive road to get there.

Lunch is suggested at the LAS BRUJAS restaurant in Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Lodge at the CABAÑAS VALLE EXPLORADORES.
This day includes only breakfast.

Day 5
Day 5

Early navigation and airport transfer for the flight from Balmaceda airport.

Whether we go to navigate on the lake this last day or the tour was done on prior day, this day we drive back to Balmaceda departure around 10-11am40km closer to us, than Coyhaique. The private transfer is planned for the flight at 16.20.

Today we include only breakfast.
A quick on the road lunch is suggested at Cerro castillo, on our way to the airport. Arrival to airport around 3-2.5 hours prior to flight.
End of Services.

Included/Excluded

  • Park fees and ferry fees
  • Private transportation for full distance of tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Ferry crossings
  • 1 Navigation tour (Marble Cathedrals and Chapels)
  • 5 nights classic lodging
  • Lunch (when not mentioned)
  • Dinners

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