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Northern Carretera Austral (6 days / 5 nts)

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Places Visited:
v/   Puerto Montt
v/   Hornopiren
v/   Caleta Gonzalo
v/   Pumalin Park
v/   El Pangue
v/   Coyhaique
v/   Balmaceda
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A stunning self-drive circuit north from Balmaceda towards the beautiful and remote areas of Queulat National Park, emerald Lake Yelcho, and Futaleufu. This still unspoilt region is only accessible by car since the 1980s.
Day 1:Arrive in Puerto Montt Airport - Hornopiren (99km / 62 miles )
Day 2:Hornopiren - Caleta Gonzalo (10km / 6 miles)
Day 3:Caleta Gonzalo and Pumalin Park
Day 4:Caleta Gonzalo - Lago Risopatron - El Pangue (202km / 125 miles)
Day 5:El Panque - Queulat National Park - Coyhaique (220km / 140 miles)
Day 6:Coyhaique - Balmaceda (55km/34 miles)


Hotels used in this tour
(hotels can be changed on request for most tours)
Hosteria Catalina
Hosteria Catalina
Carretera Austral
Ingenieros Militares
6 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
Cabanas Caleta Gonzalo
Cabanas Caleta Gonzalo
Carretera Austral
Caleta Gonzalo
7 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report
Cabanas El Pangue
Cabanas El Pangue
Lago Risopatron
Lago Risopatron, Carretera Austral Km 240
13 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Belisario Jara
Belisario Jara
Coyhaique
Francisco Bilbao 663, Coyhaique
8 rooms
click to see Trip Advisor report Hotel website
Day 1:  Arrive in Puerto Montt Airport - Hornopiren (99km / 62 miles )
Pick up the car at the airport of Puerto Montt and start your trip along the Carretera Austral south. You will pass the towns of Chamiza and Metri before arriving at your first ferry crossing at Caleta Arena. After 45 minutes you will arrive at Caleta Puelche and from there it will take another 2 hours before you reach the town of Hornopiren. Overnight in Hornopiren.
Day 2: Hornopiren - Caleta Gonzalo (10km / 6 miles)
From Hornopiren we take a longer ferry to Leptepu, taking approximately 3 hrs, during which you will be accompanied by the most impressive views of the Andes Mountain range and Patagonian Fjords. From Leptepu you will drive 10 km and arrive at the last ferry taking you to Caleta Gonzalo. Overnight in Pumalin Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 3:  Caleta Gonzalo and Pumalin Park
You will have the entire day to discover the surroundings and the Pumalin Park. Overnight in Pumalin Park.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 4: Caleta Gonzalo - Lago Risopatron - El Pangue (202km / 125 miles)
Today will take you further south driving along the humid evergreen forests of Northern Patagonia, passing by the marvelous Lago Yelcho, the town of La Junta until arriving at the Lago Risopatron, where you will be spending the night. Overnight in Lago Risopatron.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 5:  El Panque - Queulat National Park - Coyhaique (220km / 140 miles)
You keep on heading south witnessing amazing landscapes that seem to change every 15 minutes; the Queulat National Park will not leave you untouched. Don´t forget to stop at the Ventisquero Hanging Glacier! Continue on towards Coyhaique, capital of the Aysen region. . Overnight in Coyhaique.

(Included meals: breakfast)
Day 6:  Coyhaique - Balmaceda (55km/34 miles)
After breakfast, drive back to the airport of Balmaceda to drop off the car and board your connecting flight.

(Included meals: breakfast)
 

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Trip type:
  Private service
Departures:
   Daily