DAY 2 PUYUHUAPI LODGE & SPA
The cozy lodge, built in a unique landscape offers outdoor thermal pools and the sea, footpaths for walks through the cold forest, visits to National Park Queulat with its Hanging Glacier, bicycle trips along the Carretera Austral. An attractive possibility is also traveling Dorita Bay in boats or kayaks.
· Of the wide range of excursions included in the program, choose the most appeal to you. For after the activity, the spa facilities, with its large pool, whirlpool, Jacuzzis with thermal water and sea, the spring water pool and steam sauna, ensure a restful sleep and are the prelude to benefit the thalassotherapy (treatments with seaweed), and relaxation massage and facial treatments, among others. To enjoy it!
DAY 3 PUYUHUAPI - SAN RAFAEL LAGOON - CHACABUCO - COYHAIQUE
· Our day begins early. At 7:00 a.m. 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 trip is a sheer delight to the senses: the transparency of the waters, the majesty of 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 p.m., where we will be transferred to the hotel in Puerto Chacabuco or Coyhaique.
DAY 4 CHACABUCO - COYHAIQUE - BALMACEDA
· After breakfast, bus drive to the airport in Balmaceda. Bon Voyage & Hasta la Vista!
DAY 1 BALMACEDA - CHACABUCO - PUYUHUAPI
· Reception in the Balmaceda airport. We begin our tour through the Aysen region, crossing during 45 min 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 forests are vestiges of the regions recent colonization period. After a short visit to the city, we continue on, following the Simpson River until we reach Puerto Chacabuco (1:15 hr), where the PATAGONIA EXPRESS catamaran waits to take us on a 5-hour cruise through the southern fjords and channels to reach our destination: the Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa. Welcome!