Unmissable autumn on the Carretera Austral
Not only the dawn and sunsets are unique and unrepeatable in Patagonia. Every corner of our virgin, lonely, immense 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 "open eyes" and sensitive soul. Photographing the vast landscape or the detail that comes to us at every 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 nightsITINERARY
Day 1 Balmaceda - General Carrera Lake
After arriving at the airport, we will begin our journey along the Southern 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 reserves of fresh water. It will be a long trip because we can stop several times along the way to take pictures. We will arrive at sunset at the lodge where a delicious welcome dinner awaits us. Accommodation in Mallín Colorado Ecolodge.
Day 2 Walk through Mallin Colorado
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 forest of coigue 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 General Carrera Lake and vast mountainous landscapes. We will continue until we get to see the Cordon Contreras ventiqueros up close, eternal snows that pose to be photographed and appreciated from a close distance. We will continue our excursion stopping whenever necessary to take pictures of infinities of wild plants, herbs, flowers and countless trees of all ages. We will have lunch and go south to visit the Baker River and the confluence with the Nef River, stopping at the town of Puerto Bertrand. We will remain at the confluence of the Baker and Nef rivers during the afternoon, appreciating the three different colors of water that conjugate in this place. Dinner and overnight at Mallin Colorado Ecolodge.
Day 3 Marble Cathedrals and Puerto Guadal
Very early in the morning we will head north to do 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 of impressive rock formation, due to the erosion caused by the millennial tapping of the water. We will enter the caverns in the boat to appreciate the spectacular combination of water colors 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 (if the weather permits). 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. on the Southern Highway to 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 along the beautiful Cochrane River. 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 pampas. You can see guanacos, condors, and various birds in beautiful lagoons. Back at the lodge we will celebrate with Patagonian lamb barbecue. Accommodation in Mallín Colorado Ecolodge.
Day 5 Transfer to Balmaceda
Very early in the morning, we will start the way back to Balmaceda airport, passing through the same places where we arrived, but in the morning, with another light, once again opportunities to photograph the virgin nature of Chilean Patagonia. We will arrive on time to take the connecting flight.
• Transfers IN and OUT from Balmaceda Airport to Mallin Colorado
• Expert guide in English
• Full board. It includes the lamb barbecue
• Accommodation in 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 drinks
April 13, 2020
$ 1,600.- per passenger based on two people
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