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CARRETERA AUSTRA
O`HIGGINS – PATAGONIA`S MOST EXCITING BORDER CROSSING
(5 Days / 4 Nights)


DAY 1: EL CHALTEN – CHILEAN BORDER

At noon you will be picked up at your hotel in El Chalten and will drive to the Desert Lake (Lago del Desierto) From here you will cross over to the north shore of the lake. After a light 2.5 hour trekking you will reach the Chilean border. Here at a camping site you will spend your first night.


DAY 2: BORDER – VILLA O´HIGGINS
After breakfast your journey continues by vehicle to Candelario Mancilla, a colonist settlement located on the south shore of Glacier Lake (Lago OÂ’Higgins).

You will cross the lake on the vessel Quetru and will visit the Glaciar OÂ’Higgins. Weiterfahrt bis zur Robinson Crusoe Deep Patagonia in Villa OÂ’Higgins, inder Sie heute ĂĽbernachten werden.


DAY 3: VILLA O´HIGGINS
Today you will have the possibility to experience the virgin nature around Villa OÂ’Higgins during different excursions. Some of them are:

- Trekking to the Stag Lake (Lago Ciervo) viewpoint
- Excursion to Christie Lake (Lago Christie) close to the Mayer pass in the border with Argentina,
- Visit to Villa OÂ’Higgins going up to the ValleyÂ’s viewpoint
- Bicycle rides.
- Visit to a power plant
- Other adventures such as light fishing in the nearby lakes or rafting in kayaks.


DAY 4: VILLA O´HIGGINS – PUERTO GUADAL
Today you will take over a rental car and will continue your trip on the Carretera Austral further north driving along forests, cliffs, ravines, valleys and rivers. At the south shore of the Mitchell Fjord you will board a ferry and cross over to Puerto Yungay. Continue driving until Puerto Guadal, where you will stay for this night.


DAY 5: PUERTO GUADAL - BALMACEDA
Today you will drive further north on the famous Carretera Austral, but before you depart you should not miss a visit to the marble cathedral in the Lake General Carrera. These are unique and amazing oval-shaped marble formations located on the lake at the water level. The trip is done in motorboats, thus enabling access inside the formations, which are reflected over a turquoise water mirror. Afterwards continue until the town of Coyhaique or the Airport of Balmaceda where you will return the rental car and the tour ends.

  
 

 

 
         
         
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