Category: Chile

Cochrane – Carretera Austral

Cochrane is the major village and hub of the south of the Carretera Austral. Try to spot the endangered huemul deer at the Tamango National Reserve. 18km north of Cochrane, Parque Patagonia (Valle Chacabuco) is the wildlife paradise of the Carretera Austral. It’s home to flamingos, foxes, armadillos, pumas, condors and herds of guanacos.

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Ensenada – Chile

Ensenada is a little village at the southeastern corner of the Llanquihue Lake. It’s becoming more and more popular for nature lovers and outdoor fanatics due to its tranquility, scenic volcanic beaches with amazing views of the Osorno Volcano and its proximity to all of the region’s highlights. It’s located 45km east of Puerto Varas at the entrance of the Vicente Pérez Rosalez NP.

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Villa O’Higgins – Carretera Austral

When you arrive in Villa O’Higgins you’ve reached the end of the Carretera Austral, or if you’ve made the crossing from Argentina your journey on this mythical road is about to start! Villa O’Higgins is located at the stunning O’Higgins Lake, one of the biggest lakes in Patagonia, and has many great (day) hikes to e.g. the Cerro Santiago, Glaciar Mosco or Tigre and the Altavista trail.

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Caleta Tortel – Carretera Austral area

Caleta Tortel is a unique isolated village at the mouth of the Río Baker, built up with boardwalks, footbridges and staircases instead of roads. Leg power brings you around the village, or you can take a water taxi. The scenery is beautiful; it’s surrounded by milky glacier water and breathtaking hills and mountains.

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La Serena & Coquimbo – Chile

La Serena is the 2nd oldest city of Chile. It has its own architectural style, and these old colonial style buildings have been carefully conserved as National Monuments. This region has some excellent beaches for swimming and water sports, which makes La Serena the summer hot spot for tourists.

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Futaleufú – Carretera Austral area

Futaleufú is a world famous mecca for kayaking and rafting: experts rate its class 5+ rapids as within the top 3 in the world! But the region has so much more up its sleeve for you! This area with lush green forests and marvelous mountains begs to be explored!

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