Lago General Carrera

The biggest lake in Chile, it crosses the Chilean-Argentine border and is share by both countries. (In Argentina, it is known as Lago Buenos Aires). The lake's glacial waters drain into the Pacific via the Rio Baker, Chile's most voluminous river. The area was highly isolated for many years and accessible only from the Argentine side. However, the construction of the Carretera has allowed for tourism to boom here, becoming a very popular destiation for Chileans on their summer holidays. The major attraction is the Marble Cathedral (Marmol de Catedral, a.k.a. the Marble Caves).

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Trips that visit Lago General Carrera

Gentle Adventure in Aysen

Base yourself in a stunning ecolodge in the Aysén region as you explore the heart of Patagonia on this action-packed roadtrip adventure. Kayak to marble caves, explore a glacier, raft on the River Baker and horse ride through forests – just…

  • 5 Days
  • $2,838
Trekking to the Patagonia National Park: Jeinimeni to Aviles

Head down the Southern Highway from Balmaceda to experience the highlights of Aysén on this trekking trip through the Lake Jeinimeni and Patagonia National Parks. You'll spend three nights camping in the parks as you hike over the Gloria Pass,…

  • 8 Days
  • $1,771
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
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