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5 days/4 nights

From and to Balmaceda airport


Description

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.

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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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Program includes:

  • Ground transportation in Aysen
  • 4 nights lodging in Mallin Colorado
  • Full board during the whole stay
  • Kayak in the marble caves
  • Visit to San Rafael Glacier
  • Ice walk over glacier Exploradores
  • Rafting on river Baker
  • Bilingual guide

Program does not include:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips
  • Wines and beverages
  • Internal flights

Optional excursions:

  • 2 nights lodging in the area, full board and transfer back to the airport.
  • Kayak on the marble caves
  • Ice trek on glacier Exploradores
  • Rafting on river Baker
  • Navigation to San Rafael glacier

This program is valid until April 2019

Route

  1. Balmaceda
  2. Marble caves
  3. Ice trek
  4. Rafting on river Baker
  5. San Rafael glacier
  6. Blamaceda airport