DAY 1 / BALMACEDA - PUYUHUAPI
Reception in the Balmaceda airport. Begin tour through the Aysen region, crossing 45 min. of Patagonian pampas to reach
the city of Coyhaique. Along the way we are likely to spot pairs of caiquenes(wild goose) and flocks of bandurrias (storks) through the tall grasses. The vast remains of burned over forest are vestiges of the regions recent colonization period.
Short visit to the city, and then we continue along the Carretera Austral to the Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa (5 hrs). Much
of the trip is along a gravel road that passes through extraordinary landscapes of
dense forests between mountains and cliffs.
In the afternoon we arrive at the Lodges pier and then cross the Puyuhuapi Channel by motorboat in just 10 minutes.
DAY 2, 3 AND 4 / PUYUHUAPI LODGE & SPA
Surrounded by lush vegetation, and accessible only by sea, this unique Lodge is
where understated luxury and a well planned simplicity combine to create a unique
atmosphere. The Lodge offers a variety of fascinating excursions in the cold
rainforest and the Queulat National Park, after which one can wind down in the
outdoor hotspring pools at the edge of the sea or in the wonderful Spa. The Spa´s
facilities are complete. Enjoy its large hydro massage pool, jacuzzis, spring-water
fountain, and steam sauna, and then reap the benefits of thalassotherapy sessions,
relaxation massages, and facial treatments.
DAY 5 / PUYUHUAPI - SAN RAFAEL LAGOON - CHACABUCO OR COYHAIQUE
Our day begins early. At 7:00 am., we board the PATAGONIA EXPRESS catamaran
and begin our journey through the austral fjords on our way to the San Rafael lagoon. The 7- hour route is a sheer delight
to the senses: the transparency of the waters, the majesty of to the Andes Mountains wrapped in lush forests, the play of
light interwoven through the clouds, and sometimes
encounters with playful dolphins. Sailing through a number of
channels, we finally reach the Tempanos River, which leads us to the San Rafael Lagoon, home to a millenarian glacier.
Experience it ! After a visit of approximately 2 hours, we begin our return trip, arriving in Puerto Chacabuco around
10:30 pm., where we will be transferred to the hotel in Puerto Chacabuco or Coyhaique.
DAY 6 / CHACABUCO OR COYHAIQUE - BALMACEDA
After breakfast, bus drive to the airport in Balmaceda. Bon Voyage & Hasta la Vista!