From Balmaceda to Glacier O´Higgins
We will make that you remember Patagonia forever!
Visit one of the less known places in the world with the famous Mallín Colorado service in the Southern Austral Road. All the area is probably one of the most attractive places in Chile, where you can find General Carrera Lake, Baker River and Caleta Tortel. The Austral Road crosses one of the most uneven and rugged areas in the world.
From Balmaceda airport to Villa O´Higgins, the last town in Aisén, in a private minivan with a reduced group of max. 10 passengers, chofer/guide during the whole trip, excursions and half board included.
Day 1: Balmaceda - Marble caves - Mallin Colorado
Reception at Balmaceda airport and transfer during 240 kms to the lodge. Lunch on your own during the trip and excursion to the Marble caves near Puerto Tranquilo. Reception in Mallín Colorado Ecolodge, dinner and lodging.
Day 2: Hiking Mallin Colorado trails
Breakfast in the main lodge. Walking or horsebackriding to Mallín Colorado Lagoon through native forests of Coigüe and Lenga, with excellent views to the Glaciers of Cordón Contreras. Afternoon free to walk in the 3 kms. of pathways in the property of Mallín Colorado or simply to enjoy a stunning view. Dinner and lodging.
Day 3: Mallin Colorado - Caleta Tortel
Breakfast early in the morning and transfer in direction to Caleta Tortel visiting Puerto Bertrand and river Baker, its confluence with river Nef and the town of Cochrane. Lunch in Cochrane on your own. In the afternoon continue the trip to the south arriving Caleta Tortel by the evening. 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 distributed in different sectors of Caleta Tortel.
Dinner and lodging in family house of the town (without private bathroom).
Day 4: Caleta Tortel - Villa O´Higgins
Breakfast and free morning to walk along Cypress walkways around the town. Lunch on your own and departure to Villa O´Higgins during the afternoon. Take a 45 minutes ferry boat to arrive the last town of Aisen. Welcome and lodging in cozy wood cabins with dinner.
Day 5: Glacier O´Higgins full day
Breakfast and full day excursion to Glacier O´Higgins, located in the Southern Ice Fields and one of the most virgin places in the world. Back to the cabins in the town, dinner and lodging.
Day 6: Villa O´Higgins - Mallin Colorado
Breakfast and transfer to Mallín Colorado Ecolodge. Lunch in Cochrane and continuing the trip to the north. Welcome in Mallín Colorado, dinner and lodging.
Day 7: Free day in Mallin Colorado
Breakfast and free morning in the lodge. After lunch on your own (or in Mallín Colorado main lodge), boat excursion on lake Bertrand during the afternoon. Dinner and lodging in Mallín Colorado.
Day 8: Full day Chile Chico
Breakfast and full day excursion to Chile Chico, driving along the cliff shore of lake General Carrera, the most beautiful road in Chile. Back to the lodge for dinner and lodging. (If this day there is a Ferry boat to Puerto Ibáñez, the tour continues to Coyhaique the same day). If not, drive back to Mallín Colorado, dinner and lodging.
Day 9: Transfer to Balmaceda airport
Breakfast and transfer to Balmaceda airport during 5 hours. Lunch pic nic on your own.
End of our services
- Ground transportation in Patagonia
- 8 nights lodging as described in itinerary
- 8 breakfast and 8 dinners
- Walking/horsebackriding to Mallín Colorado Lagoon
- Marble caves
- Caleta Tortel
- Puerto Bertrand and river Baker
- Chile Chico
- Villa O´Higgins
- Glacier O´Higgins, full day excursion
- Crossing of lake General Carrera in ferry boat (eventually).
- Coyhaique (eventually)
Does not include:
Beverages and alcoholic beverages, lunch, flight to Balmaceda airport
US$ 3.440.- double based
Prices per person in US Dollars