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Mallin Colorado and Caleta Tortel

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From USD 2'600

7 days/6 nights

From and to Balmaceda airport


Description

Visit the southernmost area of the Austral Road. Visit the marble caves, take a horsebackriding for half a day in a private property, drive to the remote village caleta Tortel with its Cypress passages in the end of rive Baker. With all transportation, meals and lodging included, this is a full program to pamper you in the end of the world.

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Day 1: Balmaceda – marble caves – Mallin Colorado

You will be greeted at the Balmaceda Airport and we will drive you about 5 hours (240 kms) to the lodge, along the extremely scenic Carretera Austral. Lunch will be provided with a view of magnificent  mountain peaks . In the late afternoon we will take an excursion by boat  to the Marble Caves near Puerto Tranquilo. You will arrive at the Mallín Colorado Ecolodge or similar, in time to settle into your cabin before dinner is served.D

Day 2: Mallin Colorado

Breakfast will be served in the main lodge. You may choose to walk or ride horseback to the Mallín Colorado Lagoon through native forests of Coigüe and Lenga, with excellent views of the Cordón Contreras Glaciers.   Lunch will be provided  and in the afternoon you will be free to explore the 3 kms. of Mallín Colorado pathways or simply  enjoy the stunning view from either the patio of the main lodge or the deck of your cabin.  Dinner will be served in front of the fireplace. BLD 

Day 3:    Mallin Colorado – river Baker – Caleta Tortel

Breakfast will be served at 8:00 AM in the main lodge, so that we may  get an early start on our drive to Caleta Tortel. We will visit the small village of Puerto Bertrand on lovely Lake Bertrand and watch as its waters flow into the exceptionally beautiful turquoise water of the Baker River.  We will follow a short trail to witness the mighty power of the rapids at the confluence of the Baker River and the Nef River. We will then visit the town of Cochrane, famous for its delicious empanadas. In late afternoon we will arrive in Caleta Tortel.  Originally acccessible only by boat, the town consists in an ingenious network of footbridges, stairs and bridges that go over rocks, vegetation and marshes, connecting the piers with the houses and shops. Lodging will be in Entrehielos lodge or similar.BLD

Day 4: Free day in Caleta Tortel

A free day in Caleta Tortel to walk around the hundreds of stairs and bridges made of Cypress wood, take photographs and enjoy the amazing views. Lunch and dinner in the lodge. Optional tour could be a boat excursion to the Isla de los Muertos (half day) or Ventiquero Montt (full day). Loging in Entrehielos lodge or similar.BLD

Day 5: Caleta Tortel – Patagonia park – Mallin Colorado

After breakfast, we will  visit the Chacabuco Valley where you will see guanacos, foxes, condors, flamingos, bandurias and many other birds in a unique ecosystem which is more similar to the Argentinian steppe than Chilean Patagonia. We will arrive back at the Mallín Colorado Lodge for dinner and lodging. (420 kms.) BLD

Day 6: Excursion of your choice from Mallin Colorado

Breakfast in the main lodge followed an excursion of your choice: a boat excursion on Lake Bertrand, a full day of hiking around Puerto Guadal, or rafting on the Baker River. Picnic lunch will be provided. Dinner will be served at Mallín Colorado.BLD

Day 7: Transfer to Balmaceda airport

Breakfast at the lodge and then  transportation will be provided to the Balmaceda Airport. It is a 5 hour drive with a stop for lunch on route. (240 kms) B

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Program includes

  • Transportation in Patagonia (aprox 1.100 kms)
  • 4 nights lodging at the Mallín Colorado Ecolodge
  • 2 nights lodging in Caleta Tortel
  • Full board during the whole trip
  • Walking/horsebackriding to Mallín Colorado Lagoon
  • Tour of the Marble Caves
  • Excursion to Caleta Tortel
  • Excursions to Puerto Bertrand, the Baker River, and Cochrane
  • Visit to Patagonia park

Program does not include:

  • Wines and  beverages
  • Tips 

Optional excursions

  • Half day boat tour Isla de los Muertos (Caleta Tortel)
  • Full day boat tour to glacier Montt (Caleta Tortel)
  • Full day to San Rafael glacier
  • Full day jet boat to Leones Glacier
  • Marble caves
  • Mallin Colorado trails
  • River Baker confluence
  • Caleta Tortel village
  • Patagonia Park

This program is valid until May 2019.

Route

  1. Balmaceda airport
  2. Marble caves
  3. Balmaceda airport
  4. Mallin Colorado
  5. Marble caves
  6. River Baker
  7. Mallin Colorado
  8. Caleta Tortel
  9. River Baker
  10. Patagonia park
  11. Caleta Tortel
  12. Mallin Colorado
  13. Patagonia park
  14. Balmaceda airport
  15. Mallin Colorado
  16. Balmaceda airport
  17. Balmaceda airport
  18. Marble caves
  19. Mallin Colorado
  20. River Baker
  21. Caleta Tortel
  22. Patagonia park
  23. Mallin Colorado
  24. Balmaceda airport