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A must-see autumn on the Carretera Austral

Not only are the mornings and sunsets unique and unrepeatable in Patagonia. Every corner of our vast, lonely, virgin land shows a reason to click and save the moment forever. Mallin Colorado offers an infinity of landscapes and corners to enjoy intensely and almost without pause a stay with "eyes open" and a sensitive soul. Photographing the vast landscape or the detail that comes upon us at each step we take is the main objective of this program. Without a doubt, you can also enjoy good food and a pleasant family atmosphere.
5 days / 4 nights
ITINERARY

Day 1 Balmaceda - General Carrera Lake
After arriving at the airport, we will begin our journey along the Austral Highway to the south, the unpaved extension of Route 7. We will cross rivers, lakes and valleys surrounded by mountains and virgin forest. Our destination is General Carrera Lake, one of the world's largest freshwater reserves. It will be a long journey because we will be able to stop several times along the way to take pictures. We will arrive at sunset to the lodge where a delicious welcome dinner awaits us. Accommodation at Mallín Colorado Ecolodge.

Day 2 Mallin Colorado Hike
After breakfast we will trek or ride through the Mallín Colorado forest, between lengas, coigues and ñirres, with extraordinary views over General Carrera lake. We will have the possibility to photograph the deep, dark coigue forest very close to the lodge. Little by little we will go up in height to reach clear heights where we will appreciate in the distance the calypso of the General Carrera lake and vast mountainous landscapes. We will continue until we get to see closely the Ventiqueros of the Cordón Contreras, eternal snows that pose to be photographed and appreciated from very close. We will continue our excursion stopping whenever necessary to take photos of countless wild plants, herbs, flowers and countless trees of all ages. We will have lunch and head south to visit the Baker River and the confluence with the Nef River, stopping at the town of Puerto Bertrand. We will stay at the confluence of the Baker and Nef rivers during the afternoon, appreciating the three different colors of water that come together in this place. Dinner and lodging at Mallin Colorado Ecolodge.

Day 3 Marble Cathedrals and Puerto Guadal
Very early in the morning we will head north to pay a visit to the marble cathedrals. Before arriving at Puerto Tranquilo, we will board a boat to reach the “marble cathedrals”, a peninsula of marble caves with impressive rock formations, due to erosion caused by the millennial pounding of water. We will enter the caves in the boat to appreciate the spectacular combination of colors of the water with the white of the rock. We return to the lodge for lunch and take a short break. Before sunset we will visit the nearby town of Puerto Guadal and from a specially selected point, we will see an extraordinary sunset (weather permitting). Return to the lodge, dinner and accommodation in Mallín Colorado.

Day 4 Visit to Tamango Reserve and Patagonia Park, wildlife
We will leave at dawn in a van, 70 kms. by the Austral Highway towards the south. We will visit Cochrane, a town of 3,000 hbts. and then the nearby Tamango National Reserve, the only place where you can see the huemul, in conservation in this place. We will start the day with a slow walk of about two hours skirting the beautiful Cochrane River from above. On the way we will observe some huemul, silent and still animal that is in conservation in this place. After lunch, we will return passing at the precise time through the famous Patagonia Park, in the middle of a landscape that resembles the Argentine Patagonian pampa. You can see guanacos, condors, and various birds in beautiful. Back at the lodge we will be fired with a roast lamb on the stick. Accommodation at Mallín Colorado Ecolodge.

Day 5 Transfer to Balmaceda
Very early in the morning, we will start the way back to the Balmaceda airport, passing through the same places where we arrived, but in the morning, in a different light, once again opportunities to photograph the virgin nature of Chilean Patagonia. We will arrive at the time to take the connecting flight.

It includes:
• Transfers IN and OUT from Balmaceda airport to Mallin Colorado
• Expert English guide
• Full board. Includes roast lamb
• Accommodation at Mallín Colorado Ecolodge
• Visit the marble cathedral, the confluence of the Baker river with the Neff, and walks through the Mallín Colorado forest, Tamango and Patagonia Parks, and Puerto Guadal.

Does not include:
Flights Santiago / Balmaceda / Santiago
Drinks or alcoholic beverages
Photographic equipment

Departure dates:
April 13, 2021

Prices:
US $ 1,600.- per passenger based on two people
See prices for group of more than 4 people

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