Discovering Lake General Carrera

Relax in a lovely lakeside lodge and discover the Puerto Guadal region. You will visit the Marble Caves, and take a jet boat ride to explore the nearby lakes and glaciers. One nights camping under the stars, a great way to enjoy the General Carrera Lake.

4 Days


Discovering Lake General Carrera - 4 - $1,150

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Enjoy a variety of excursions from the lodge including trekking, mountain biking and more
  • Stay in a secluded mountain lodge
  • Explore the unique landscapes of Aysen
  • Optional boat trips to visit glaciers 

Start from Balmaceda Airport and end at Balmaceda Airport

Landmarks visited on Discovering Lake General Carrera

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1:

You will be met at Coyhaique or Balmaceda airport and then be driven along the Austral Highway to Puerto Guadal. If the weather conditions permit you'll join a boat excursion to the Marble Chapel, an amazing cave network carved out by the waves of the lake. Afterwards you will arrive at Puerto Guadal and enjoy some welcome drinks in the lodge, on the shores of General Carrera Lake. 

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2:

Full day in the area of Puerto Guadal where you can enjoy several excursions to the Baker River and the nearby lakes and glaciers. You can enjoy various activities such as trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding or fishing. Please see below for example activities and excursions.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:

Departure from Puerto Guadal. Trip around Lake General Carrera to the outlet of the Leones River. You'll travel for 40 mins up the Leones River and then walk (30 mins - 1 hour) to reach Lake Leones. Trip on Lake Leones toward the spectacular terminal face of the Leones Glacier, where you can observe the 3 separate branches of the glacier calving into the lake. Lunch in front of the glacier and an optional ice walk. Once back at the boat you will travel back to Puerto Guadal and enjoy a short trek (30 mins) to Lake Cachorro.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: 

Trek to Lake Fiero. Trip to Glacier Fiero and return to Lake Leones,  where you will trek (2 hours) down into valley Leones. Transfer back to lodge.

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:

Transfer to Balmaceda airport or Coyhaique.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Example excursions:

1. Visit the Marble Caves, Isla & Saltos del Maqui

Duration: 1 hour

Trip on lake General Carrera to Puerto Guadal Marble Caves and Carabinero Island. Short walk following Maqui to the numerous waterfalls. Return by land or boat to the lodge.

2. Trekking to Rio Maqui Waterfall

Duration: 2-4 hours

2-3 hours trekking. Walk with local guide to the numerous waterfalls of Rio Maqui. Walk back to the lodge or get back via vehicle or boat.

3. Overland to Chile Chico and Jeinimeni National Reserve

Duration: 10 hours

Full day excursion to Chile Chico and Jeinimeni National Reserve.

4. Horse Riding to Mina Escondioa or Laguna La Manga

Duration: 2 hours

Half day horse riding excursion to Mina Escondiota or Laguna la Manga.

5. Rafting on Baker River

Duration: 4-5 hours

Half day rafting on the Baker river (2 hours). Round trip transfer by car.

Prices, Departures and Inclusions


  • Overland Transfers to/from Balmaceda or Coyhaique
  • Lodging with full board included
  • Daily excursions
  • Specialized bilingual guided (language according to availability)
  • Free use of hot tub, sauna, mountain bikes, and pedal boat.


  • Long haul flights
  • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Single Supplement 
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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