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

Highlights of Aysen Roadtrip

This is undiscovered Patagonia at its best. Embark on an active adventure through this wild region—taking in the Carretera Austral, Cerro Castillo, the Marble Caves, General Carrera Lake, and the Northern Ice Field. Experience day hiking, kayaking and views of…

  • 6 Days
  • $2,116
Baker River Kayak Descent

Join this thrilling kayaking adventure down Patagonia's Baker River, through the remote Chilean region of Aysen. 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
  • $1,798
Trekking to the Patagonia National Park: Jeinimeni to Aviles

Head down the Southern Highway from Balmaceda to experience the highlights of Aysen 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
  • $1,719
Best of Aysen Roadtrip

Delve deep into Patagonia's most-undiscovered region following the Route of the Parks. You'll roam three national parks on foot, immerse yourself in the dazzling marble caves of Puerto Tranquillo, raft down the Baker River, and discover the secrets of Gaucho…

  • 10 Days
  • $4,036
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