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From and to Balmaceda airport
The variety of landscapes you can find driving southern of Balmaceda airport, along Carretera Austral, in Chilean Patagonia, is one of the surprises you will find during your stay in Aysen. Kayaking inside the caves, walking over the ice and rafting on river Baker, plus visiting San Rafael Glacier will be an amazing experience. During the whole trip, far behind, the huge Northern Ice Fields make the white color be part of the most beautiful landscape in Patagonia.
Day 1: Balmaceda – Kayak in the marble caves – Mallin Colorado Ecolodge
Reception at Balmaceda airport and transfer during 5 hours to the lodge. It is a 220 kilometers trip, where you will see valleys and rivers, wild forests and mountains rocks. Later you will drive along a thinner unpaved road, surrounded by wild lupines in springtime (Nov/Dec) arriving to lake General Carrera, a huge mass of calypso-colored water, the second biggest lake in Southamerica, after Titicaca. Arrival in Puerto Tranquilo village, kayak excursion in the marble caves. Dinner and Lodging in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge or similar. D
Day 2: Ice trek over glacier Exploradores
After breakfast, and two hours’ drive through the most pristine road to the Northern Icefields, it starts the walk towards glacier Exploradores. You will see the glacier first and have the possibility to walk on the ice plateau and several caves, and low hills of ice during three hours aprox. It is an incredible experience, surrounded by the white and cold ice, it is simply being in a complete different world. At about 5PM you will start returning to the lodge. We provide you pic nic box lunch for the day. Dinner and lodging in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge. BLD
Day 3: Rafting on river Baker – Mallin Colorado Ecolodge
This is a nice day. You will drive further south along Carretera Austral to the end of lake General Carrera and get to know river Baker. On the shores of Lake Bertrand starts the rafting adventure, soft, in a stunning landscape. After a coffee, you will arrive in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge for lunch at about 14.00 hrs. There you will have a free afternoon in a nice spot to rest and recover to continue this adventure in Aysen. Dinner and lodging in Mallin Colorado or similar. BLD
Day 4: Navigation to San Rafael glacier
We leave the lodge at 6 o´clock in the morning and drive three hours to get to La Teresa, point where we start our expedition to San Rafael Glacier. In small boats for eight to ten people, we will navigate the fiords towards San Rafael Lagoon and stay about three hours viewing the huge wall of ice falling down into the water. You will get breakfast and lunch in the boat and come back at about 5PM to pick the car and drive back to Mallin Colorado Ecolodge or similar. Dinner and lodging awaits for you there. BLD
Day 5: Mallin Colorado - Balmaceda airport
After a late breakfast, we drive you back to Balmaceda airport to connect with your flight.B
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This program is valid until April 2019