Special features of our 8 Day – Untouched Nature (Austral Road Northern Route) Tour:
Type of Tourism: Adventure, Mountains and Nature, Geographical, Glaciers, self-drive.
Places to Visit: Puerto Montt, Chaitén, Puerto Chacabuco, San Rafael Glacier, Frio Lakes circuit.
Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights.
Type of Service: Private tour.
Accommodation: 3 star and Boutique hotels at every destination that you will visit. These hotels had been carefully chosen and we can guarantee that you will feel comfortable and your every need catered for!
Today you will need to pick-up your car at the El Tepual airport in Puerto Montt and drive towards The Petrohue Falls, at the foot of the Osorno Volcano. This active volcano, renowned for its perfect conical formation, and the famous Petrohué Waterfalls, are both important natural landmarks in Southern Chile. If the weather is clear, we recommend going up to the Osorno Volcano Ski Centre in a cable car for the incredible view. Continue driving towards Ralún & Cocham&...
Today you will board the ferry towards Leptepu, with amazing views of the Andean Mountain Range and the Patagonian Fjords. Once in Leptepu, you will drive 10 kilometres to board the last ferry that will take you to the Caleta Gonzalo, where you will spend the evening.
Today, we recommend a visit to the Pumalin Douglas Tompkins National Park. Extending from the heart of the Andes to the fjords of the Pacific coast, this is a protected area for the pristine Valdivian forest. The park offers spectacular woodland trails to enjoy this majestic landscape. Take a picnic with you for the journey! You will be able to see the Cascada, Tronador Lagoon, Michimahuida Volcano, Alerces, Chaitén Volcano and El Amarillo Snowdrift trails. In addition, there is a restaurant, cabins and camping.
Today, head South across The national park, with stops at Negro and Blanco lakes. A few kilometres before you reach Chaitén, visit The Santa Bárbara Beach, where you can see the dolphins playing around the bay. The day ends in the town of Futaleufú. A few blocks from the main square, the waterfront reaches up to the Laguna Espejo. Climbing up La Bandera hill will offer you the best views in the area. This town has decent facilities also and the surrounding n...
Today after breakfast, drive south towards Puyuhuapi passing by Chaitén. On the way, you can visit Lake Rosselot, a National Reserve of evergreen forests of native tree species. Wildlife species include the red fox, coypu, pudu and some birds such as the Andean condor and the eagle.
Today, drive towards Coyhaique, in a southerly direction. En route, we recommend a visit to the Queulat National Park to marvel at its stunning glaciers and rivers and the main attraction here, The Ventisquero Colgante or “Hanging Glacier”. It was discovered in 1875 when it travelled over a 100 metres from the seashore; it is now found 7,8 kilometres from the ocean! The Risopatrón Lake, Témpanos Lagoon, Queulat Sound, Salto Padre García and Salto Condo...
Today is a free day to visit The San Rafael Glacier or visit the National parks in the area.
At the end of the day continue south until you arrive at Coyhaique passing through the Simpson River National Reserve.
Free morning to visit the town of Coyhaique, surrounded by stunning mountains and snow peaks. Walking a few blocks, down Simpson Street, you can visit the “Piedra del Indio.” a rock formation resembling the figure of an ancient, Indigenous person. The best place to observe it is from the bridge, crossing the river. You can also head to the craft fair, where local artisans sell their handicrafts made from wool, leather, ceramics, stone and wood.