Today we bring you these 10 incredible tours and activities that you can do on your adventure trip to the Carretera Austral, in the beautiful Patagonia of Chile.
1. Discover the Marble Caves by Kayak
These caves, also known as the Marble Cathedral, are located on the General Carrera lake, near Puerto Tranquilo. Its isolated location, its blue shapes and colors and its enigmatic origin make it a unique place in the world. Entering the caves by kayak and feeling the movement of the water with an echo in the silence is a unique experience.
We know that the Marble Caves are one of the greatest attractions of the Aysen region in Chilean Patagonia, as each visit is as if it were the first time. Ready to discover them? Learn about our 2-night program.
2. Walk inside the mystical beech forest on the trails of Mallín Colorado
Lenga trees are thin and tall, and we have developed amazing trails to hike in four to six hours on the property. Absolutely private, with stunning views over General Carrera Lake, Bertrand Lake and Lead Lake, these walks are smooth and not too high, relaxing and uncoupling like anything else in the world. Before leaving, you can order a good lunch at the hostel.
3. Raft the Bold Waters of the Baker River
The Baker River is the most powerful river in Chile, it begins in Puerto Bertrand and transports the waters of General Carrera Lake, the second largest lake in South America. However, this rafting excursion is absolutely pleasant and calm, about 8 km in class 2 rapids, so everyone can do it. Once you have entered the Baker River, you can truly live the bold experience of water, its temperature, its color and its surroundings.
4. Walk on the ice in the Exploradores glacier
The Exploradores Glacier is easy and very accessible. It is the northernmost glacier in the southern hemisphere, and allows you a pleasant walk through its plateau on a 7-hour walk. After a wonderful path from Puerto Tranquilo to the east, where almost nobody lives, you will walk through a tan and you will see the immense valley where the ice is found. When we ran our program , we learned to listen to each step of our ice crampons in silence, resulting in thoughtful and in-depth practice. It is a true connection with nature and oneself.
5. Ride gaucho horses, a true Patagonian experience
You cannot come to Chile without riding a horse, especially if you are in Patagonia. It is an absolutely special adventure, guided by a true gaucho, reaching truly wonderful views on top of the mountains and having close contact with your horse, which will take you in peace and tranquility to incredible places, along the beautiful path.
6. Feel the power of free flowing water at the confluence of the Baker River and the Nef River
The confluence of the Baker River and the Neff River is another mystical place in Aysen. You can not miss it. We include this excursion as essential in our tours, since we consider this place a sanctuary of Mother Earth. Not only is there a huge area that you will see there, but you will also feel the power of water a meter away. The entire arrival and stay there is an experience in close contact with nature.
7. Live a romance in nature exploring hidden corners in Patagonia
Nature is romantic, forests, vast trails, cliffs, lakes and rivers, waterfalls are places that offer a deep connection to our nature needs. Aysen offers all this and more, just explore a little or contact us to share what you want to experience, with details, and we can organize romantic adventures for you.
8. Venture by jet boat to the Leones Glacier
Behind the San Rafael Glacier, on the inner side of the Northern Ice Fields, near Mallin Colorado, is the Leones Glacier, in a smaller lagoon, only accessible by speedboat. Take a jet boat and drive upriver on an adrenaline rush until you reach the walls of the Leones Glacier. It is an extreme adventure, in an extreme landscape.
9. Share a life-changing experience with your family
Ideal for families, Aysen offers a variety of soft and hard adventures for all ages, wildlife, country lunches, water activities. In addition, we host you in a private hostel, exclusively for your family group, with excellent food, attentive staff and multiple activities for all ages. Offer your family an adventure in nature in a family environment, at the end of the world, returning to what is truly essential for a week in their lives. They will change and value the family more than before this trip.
10. Contemplate the ice of the San Rafael Glacier
Get to know, on this tour, the native forests that melt into the sea, the different bays and the San Rafael glacier, where it is possible to appreciate their ice slides. A contemplative experience of deep connection with nature.
What did you think of our list of tours and activities? We love to share them. All of them can be booked at our reception desk at Mallin Colorado Ecolodge during your stay. Some activities require a more complex operation, such as sleeping one night in another place or outdoors, so we recommend booking in advance by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , who will plan your trip according to your wishes.