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Marble Caves and Jetboat to Glacier Leones

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3 days/2 nights

From and to Balmaceda airport


If you are short of time and want to visit the marble caves, go on this high level adventure on a jet boat to glacier Leones. From Balmaceda airport until lake General Carrera in a private transfer, with chofer/guide during the whole trip, get to visit the marble caves and glaciers of the Northern Icefields, including lodging and full board.  

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Day 1: Balmaceda airport - Marble caves and Mallin Colorado Ecolodge

Reception in Balmaceda airport and transfer to Mallin Colorado Ecolodge, five hours driving along the sourthern Carretera Austral. Visit to the marble caves in the evening,  close to Puerto Tranquilo. Arrival in Mallin Colorado at about 20 PM. Dinner and lodging in Mallin Colorado or similar.

Day 2: Marble caves (dawn visit) and Glacier Leones

Early breakfast and  visit to the marble caves, starting from the lodge at 6.30 AM.  We will take a boat for 45 minutes to get inside the marble caves on the shore of lake General Carrera. Special light from the east at this time of the day. Driving back, in Leones bridge,   we will meet the jet boat  at 9.30 AM and do a full day excursion to lake Leones and Leones Glacier. We travel for 40 mins up the Leones River and then walk (30mn up to 1 hour)  to reach Lake Leones. Navigation on Lake Leones toward the spectacular terminal face of the Leones Glacier, where we observe the 3 separate branches of the glacier calving into the lake. Lunch in front of the glacier. Ice walk optional. Once back at the boat we will travel back to the lodge. Dinner and lodging in Mallin Colorado or similar.

Day 3: Transfer back – Cerro Castillo – Balmaceda airport

After early breakfast, we drive back to Balmaceda airport to take your flight. (5 hours). Near Cerro Castillo, at about midday, we will visit “Cueva de las manos”, where you will see some ancient hands painted in stone walls. We get to Balmaceda airport on time for your flight.

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Program includes:

  • Transfer in Aysen, from and to the airport and to all excursions.
  • 2 nights lodging in Mallin Colorado Ecolodge
  • 3 days full board
  • Two visits to the marble caves
  • Jet boat excursion to Leones glacier
  • Visit to hand pintings in Cerro Castillo (if possible depending on flight time)

Program does not include:

  • Wines and beverages
  • Tips

Optional services

  • 2 nights in the area with full board and transfer back to Balmaceda airport
  • Marble caves (evening and dawn visits)
  • Glacier Leones
  • Austral Road

This program is valid until April 2019


  1. Balmaceda airport
  2. Puerto Tranquilo
  3. Mallin Colorado
  4. Leones glacier
  5. Puerto Guadal
  6. Cerro Castillo
  7. Balmaceda airport