Explore Aysen from Comfy Lodge

The marble caves, glaciers of the northern ice field and river Baker are some of the highlights of Aysen visited on this driving tour of the Carretera Austral based around a stunning eco lodge in the heart of Patagonia. The marble caves, glaciers of the northern ice field and river Baker are some of the highlights of Aysen visited on this driving tour of the Carretera Austral based around a stunning eco lodge in the heart of Patagonia.
5 Days
$2,580

Explore Aysen from Comfy Lodge - 5 - $2,580

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Base yourself in an idyllic lodge in the heart of Aysen
  • Explore the fascinating marble caves at Puerto Tranquilo
  • Ice trek the Exploradores glacier
  • Horse ride and hike incredible Patagonian trails
  • Rafting experience on river Baker

Start from Balmaceda Airport and end at Balmaceda Airport

Landmarks visited on Explore Aysen from Comfy Lodge

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Drive Balmaceda Airport to Mallín Colorado

After your arrival at Balmaceda airport, you'll start your journey through Patagonia, taking in the valleys and rivers, wild forests and mountainous rocks. Moving onto a thinner unpaved road, surrounded by wild lupins in springtime (Nov/Dec) you will arrive at lake General Carrera, a huge mass of calypso-coloured water and the second biggest lake in South America ( after lake Titicaca). Stop off in the village of Puerto Tranquilo, for a kayak excursion in the stunning marble caves. And then it is on to your lodge for dinner and a good night's sleep.

Journey: 4 hours / 240km

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Mallín Colorado Ecolodge


Day 2: Ice trek over glacier Exploradores

Breakfast at the lodge and then a two hour drive takes you along the most pristine road to the Northern Icefields. You will you start the walk towards glacier Exploradores and after viewing the glacier from a distance, there will be opportunity to walk on the ice plateau, into several caves, and over low hills of ice during your three hour hike. An incredible experience, surrounded by the pure white ice and transported to a different world.  You will return to your lodge at around 5pm for dinner

Journey: 2 hours drive each way + 3 hour hike

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation: Mallín Colorado Ecolodge


Day 3: Rafting on river Baker

Today you head south along the Carretera Austral to the end of lake General Carrera and get to know the river Baker. Your rafting adventure starts on the shores of Lake Bertrand with a stunning backdrop. Return to Mallin Colorado for lunch (optional) at about 14.00 hrs. There you will have a free afternoon to rest and recover before dinner.

Journey: 0.5 hours / 30km

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Accommodation: Mallín Colorado Ecolodge


Day 4: Horseback riding at Mallín Colorado

Take breakfast in the main lodge and then enjoy an outing, either walking or horseback riding around Mallín Colorado through native forests of coigüe and lenga trees, with excellent views to the glaciers of Cordón Contreras, lake Bertrand and lake General Carrera. In the afternoon you have free time, perfect for enjoying the 3km of pathways around the lodge at Mallín Colorado or just to relax and enjoy the stunning views. 

Meals: Breakfast and dinner 

Accommodation: Mallín Colorado Ecolodge


Day 5: Transfer to Balmaceda airport

After breakfast, transfer to Balmaceda airport for your journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

A departure can be set up on a date of your choice with a minimum of 2 people (subject to availability).

Price of USD $2,580 per person is based on a group of four passengers in the same car

Private guided tours are available for USD $3,230 per person based on a group of two people.

Please get in touch for more details.

Includes

  • Ground transportation in Aysen
  • 4 nights lodging at Mallín Colorado Ecolodge
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner for 4 nights)
  • Horseback ride / hike at Mallín Colorado
  • Marble caves kayak excursion
  • Rafting on river Baker 
  • Ice hike over glacier Exploradores

Excludes

  • Beverages and alcoholic beverages
  • Lunch
  • Flights
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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