Enchanting Carretera Austral, General Carrera Lake

Classic Trip

The General Carrera Lake located at the southern part of the Carretera Austral is the perfect place to combine fascinating landscapes and cozy accommodation! It has become one of the most important attractions in Patagonia since it allows you to enter into a territory that still is open to discoveries.

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Visit of the Marble Cathedral of General Carrera lake

Explore Chile´s biggest lake, the General Carrera Lake.

Discover beautiful scenery and flora & fauna along the Carretera Austral.


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itinerary & includes

Day 1: Balmaceda, General Carrera Lake

Day 2: Visit of Marble Cathedral of General Carrera lake, Puerto Guadal

Day 3: Puerto Guadal, Chile Chico

Day 4: Chile Chico, Coyhaique

Day 5: Coyhaique, Balmaceda Airport

Included in this tour:

4 overnights with breakfast.
Private transfers and excursions with guide.
Entrance fees.

Day 1: Balmaceda, General Carrera Lake
Upon arrival you will commence your travels appreciating the beautiful scenery and local flora of the region. You will drive through deep canyons followed by a marsh that is scattered with tree trunks; reminisce of a volcanic eruption not that long ago. In the early afternoon you arrive at the gigantic General Carrera Lake. Overnight at Patagonia Bay Lodge in Bahía Murta. (dinner)

Day 2: Visit of Marble Cathedral of General Carrera lake, Puerto Guadal
You will begin the trip traveling the Carretera Austral bordering the stunning blue lake of General Carrera. Here you will take a short navigation across the lake until you reach the marble caves sanctuary. A picturesque spot where the constant movement of the lake and water has eroded the colored rocks leaving behind secret caves, amazing underpasses and breathtaking formations. Afterwards you will continue on your trip until arriving at Puerto Guadal located on the Southern edge of this turquoise lake. Overnight at Terra Luna Lodge or Mirador de Guadal Lodge in Puerto Guadal. (breakfast, dinner)

Day 3: Puerto Guadal, Chile Chico
Today you will leave early and travel along the General Carrera Lake reaching the impressive passage known as Paso De Las Llaves famous for its height and views. As you travel along the path you will be able to observe the drastic changes in vegetation from forest to pampas. You will arrive at Chile Chi­co the capital of the General Carrera Province of the Aysén Region. The town is located only 6 km (4 mi) west of the border with Argentina. Overnight at Hotel Posada del Río. (breakfast, dinner)

Day 4: Chile Chico, Coyhaique
You will board the ferry and navigate the General Carrera Lake until reaching Puerto Ingeniero Ibañez. The water of this blue green lake is comprised of several distant glaciers that fill the lake and eventually poor out into the Pacific Ocean after running through the Baker River. From Puerto Ibañez you will continue your journey via land until arriving at your final destination; Coyhaique. Overnight at Raices B&B. (breakfast, dinner)

Day 5: Coyhaique, Balmaceda Airport
After breakfast you will be picked up in Coyhaique and be transferred to the Balmaceda airport. As you travel south east towards the airport today you will notice cooler weather and a change in scenery. This is the true entrance to the Pampa which can be viewed immediately after passing through airport customs. Although a small town, Balmaceda constitutes simplicity and beauty. (breakfast)

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