Trip Summary and Itinerary Map
- Trek Cerro Palo
- Horse & Hike Cerro Castillo Laguna
- Kayak Marble Caves in Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Enjoy a day getting to know the Cerro Castillo National Reserve on the Southern slopes of Cerro Castillo. You'll begin hiking through beautiful beech forests, ascending the mountain on a well-beaten trail before meandering your way in to an old growth forest that will make you think Lord of the Rings. Just near the tree line, we'll escape the forest and feast on our picnic in an alpine valley between Cerro Palo and Cerro Castillo. If you feel up for it, continue another hour to soak your feet in glacial Lake Yagan.
Approximately 8-9 hours, lunch included. Lodging at La Casona
Get your gaucho on by saddling up on Criollo horses and riding out of town down an old dirt road. You'll ride through old Chilean farm before heading up through the forest with amazing views of the glaciers of Cerro Castillo. Upon reaching the tree line, leave your horses tied up in the forest and continue on foot along a steep but well-trodden path to the overlook of the Cerro Castillo glacial lake. Your breath will be taken away with amazing views of the glaciers and surrounding Rio Ibanez Valley.
Lodging at La Casona
Today you'll head south on the famous Carretera Austral to the small lake-side town of Puerto Rio Tranquilo. We'll drive approximately 3 hours, taking in breath-taking views of the Ibanez valley and the early Patagonian sunlight. Upon reaching Puerto Rio Tranquilo, you'll have a light snack and then gear up for your trip to the Marble Caves. Our kayak instructors are well trained and will instruct you on the proper method to paddle. You can choose double or single kayaks and no experience is necessary. After kayaking, we'll have lunch at a local brewery with excellent burgers and then head back to Cerro Castillo for dinner and your last stay at La Casona.
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Prices, Departures and Inclusions
This trip can run as a group trip, with prices starting from $509 per person for a complete group. If you are looking to join a group or you are a solo traveller we will help to form likeminded groups of travellers. Please let us know your travel plans.
The trip can also run on a private basis to fit around your plans. Departures may be tailored and can be set up on a date of your choice. Please note that there is a higher price for smaller groups. Please enquire for further details.
Departures can be set up on a date of your choice subject to availability. Please get in touch for more details.
- 3 nights accommodation in Hostel
- Breakfasts & Lunches
- Transport to Rio Tranquilo
- Transportation to Villa Cerro Castillo (available at additional cost)
- Personal expenses and equipment
- Travel insurance
- Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses