Coyhaique is a provincial and regional capital, known for its interesting pentagonal design. It is also key access point into Patagonia and onto the Carretera Austral, the magical route that connects northern Chile to its southern wilderness. The airport at Balmaceda is just 55km away, making this the perfect first stop at which to get your bearings once you land. It's a sizeable city for the region, home to 55 000 people, and has all of the necessities you might expect. Positioned on the confluence of the Simpson and Coyhaique Rivers, it is a great place for fly-fishing.

Map of Coyhaique

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Trips that visit Coyhaique

Beyond The Carretera Austral: Day Hikes in Aysén

This trip combines the best day hikes in Chile's Aysén region. Trek along forest trails to glacial lagoons, ice-walls and waterfalls. Spend dawn with condors, explore remote glaciers and take a boat trip to marble caves. With all the logistics…

  • 13 Days
  • $3,782
Road Trip Carretera Austral: Lago Circuit

Drive deep into this remote region along the famous Carretera Austral and discover the highlights of Aysén on this road trip. Negotiate gravel lakeside roads and ferry crossings to complete the full Lake Circuit. When not on the road, trek…

  • 6 Days
  • $2,783
Infamous Ruta 40 & Carretera Austral

The epic Ruta 40 and Carretera Austral run alongside the spectacular Patagonian Andes. Your road trip takes in the highlights of this stunning region by expedition truck, with a small group of travellers and your driver/guide. Get truly off the…

  • 7 Days
  • $2,033
South America - Wild Patagonia

An epic, in-depth small group tour travelling the length of Patagonia in a kitted-out truck which will take you to places other tourist don't get to experience. Stay in comfortable hotels, visit wineries, volcanic lake districts, estancias, vast plains and…

  • 27 Days
  • $10,998
Baker River Kayak Descent

Join this thrilling kayaking adventure down Patagonia's Baker River, through the remote Chilean region of Aysén. 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
  • $1,852
Carretera Austral Self-Drive Adventure

Drive the famous and wild Carretera Austral, one of the world's most beautiful roads, through the true heart of Patagonia and discover the vast variety this region has to offer. See condors up close in the Queulat National Park, mingle…

  • 8 Days
  • $4,092
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