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Austral Road "Iceberg Expedition"

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 24 people
Destination(s): Chile  
Specialty Categories: Glacier Tours   Ecotourism  
Season: August - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1415 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1925 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Balmaceda/Coyhaique

Arrival to Balmaceda located in the heart of the Chilean Patagonia. Transfer to the Hotel Coyhaique. During the trip you will be able to appreciate spectacular landscapes such as the falls of the Pollux River, the Chinese wall, Foitzic lagoon, the Mackay hill and the Patagonian high desert (pampas). Dinner and lodging at the Hotel.

Day 2: Coyhaique/Puyuhuapi

Breakfast. Begin Adventure tour on the Northern Austral Road where we will observe the Simpson River, the waterfalls known as La Cascada La Virgen, The Mountain known as Queque Inglés, then, following the beautiful Mañihuales River, we will pass through the town that shares the river's name. Later we will be able to observe the Pedro Aguirre Cerda lake, the Lago Las Torres National Reserve, where the Lago Las Torres is located; Laguna La Zaranda, the Piedra El Gato, and finally we will be able to view the río Cisnes. We will cross the Queulat National Park, if the conditions allow it we can view the Hanging Snowdrift and its 130 meter waterfall. We will then be served a box lunch while enjoying the park. Later we will continue on to Puerto Puyuhuapi. We will be staying at the Resort Hotel Termas de Puyuhuapi.

Day 3: Puyuhuapi/Coyhaique

Breakfast followed by a visit to Puyuhuapi and its handmade carpet factory. Then we will begin our tour to Coyhaique, visit the Priest Garcia falls, ascend the Queulat hill and take a one hour hike in the rain forest, crossing fallen trunks and creeks. You will be able to observe the base of the Queulat glacier where the "Celeste" lagoon and the floating ice are located. Afterwards, walk on the inferior glacier, which is covered with stones and rocks. The cornice of the glacier hangs from the heights of the mountain and fall into the lagoon as blocks of ice. Continuing with the journey, you will observe the "Cisne" river, the "Condor" falls and the glaciers that hang from the mountains. Arriving at Coyhaique the valley will be observed from a vantage point. Later on you will have dinner and sleep in the hotel in Coyhaique.

Day 4: Coyhaique/San Rafael Glacier/Coyhaque

Early departure to Chacabuco Port. An adventure tour begins towards the millennial San Rafael Glacier. During the trip the Andes mountains, Virgin falls, Bride veil falls, Farellon tunnel, Simpson river, Las Pizarras, the English Queque and the President Ibañez´s hanging bridge in Puerto Aysén can be appreciated. Once in Chacbuco port, board Catamaran. Navigate for four and a half hours among fjords and Patagonic canals before arriving at the millennial San Rafael glacier and its 20,000 year old snowdrift. Lunch will be served on the boat with a view of the glacier where you will be invited to share a glass of Whiskey with ice taken from the glacier. After lunch the Iceberg will be able to be observed from different angles and if the conditions allow, you may be able to see a detachment of Glacial ice that can reach 70 meters. of height. In the evening return to the Chacabuco Port. Transfer from Chacabuco to the hotel in Coyhaique.

Day 5: Coyhaique/Balmaceda

Breakfast and tour to the regional brewery to observe the brewing process and taste the different craft brews offered, lunch in a local restaurant featuring regional cuisine, followed by transfer to the Balmaceda airport in the middle of the steppe pampas and proceed to return to your respective destinations, hoping you enjoyed your visit to Patagonia.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Customizable tour. Prices will increase if tour is customized.

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