Caleta Tortel

Caleta Tortel sits on the Rio Baker, with snow capped mountains in the background.

A quaint experience, Tortel is essentially a small settlement built on stilts - there are no conventional streets, only raised wooden walkways. It stretches for a couple of kilometres along the shoreline of a cove, sitting amid mountain channels, fjords, estuaries and islands... It's an absolute must if you find yourself in the area.

The nearby Steffens and Jorge Montt glaciers can be explored by boat, as can the Isla de los Muertos - the "Island of the Dead" - home to dozens of unnamed graves from the early 20th Century ...and, eerily, nothing else!

Map of Caleta Tortel

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Trips that visit Caleta Tortel

Baker River Kayak Descent

Join this thrilling kayaking adventure down Patagonia's Baker River, through the remote Chilean region of Aysen. You'll spend three nights camping under the stars as you paddle through fantastic scenery from Cochrane to the finishing point in the quaint town…

  • 8 Days
  • $1,704
Road Trip Carretera Austral: End of the Road

Drive the famous Carretera Austral all the way from Balmaceda down to Villa O'Higgins, the last town in the lesser-known Aysén region. You'll cross the most rugged and unspoilt areas in the world, while along the way visiting marble caves,…

  • 9 Days
  • $4,906