Puerto Tranquilo

A small tourist town, Chileans flock to Puerto Tranquilo for their summer holidays, but it is barely open outside of these peak months. The popularity of the town results from its Marble Caves, also known as the Marble Cathedral (capillas de marmol or catedral de marmol, in Spanish). Located on the shores of Lago General Carrera, into which the Rio Tranquilo feeds, the town is close enough to the Caves for you to visit by boat, or even by kayak.

Map of Puerto Tranquilo

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Trips that visit Puerto Tranquilo

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
  • $3,828
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
  • $1,793
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
San Rafael Glacier 8-day Kayaking Adventure

Battle the winds from the heart of Aysen along the Exploradores valley, through the Andes to the sea and the San Rafael…

  • 8 Days
  • $1,450
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
  • $1,874
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