Come & visit parks and reserves, glaciers in the Ice Fields and landscapes going from fjords to evergreen, mixed and deciduous forests until the Patagonian pampa. All these contrasts are the attractions you will find.
It is a Patagonian scenic route that is unique in the world. Its 1247 kilometres, which begin in Puerto Montt and end in Villa O’Higgins, were built in the mid ’70s.
Born at the eastern end of Palena lake in Chile, it is a binational lake, shared with Argentina, where it is known as General Vintter Lake.
Queulat National Park
Queulat or Quenelat, meaning “Far Away Lands” in the Kawashkar dialect, is one of the main tourist attractions of the region.
The Enchanted Forest trail is located within Queulat National Park, which in turn forms part of the State’s National System of Protected Wildlife Areas, at Carretera Austral.
(Español) Río Simpsom
(Español) Descripción Situado en un terreno de geografías desiguales y de una flora y fauna extraordinarias.
Coyhaique and surroundings
Coyhaique, the capital of the region, has a great number of landforms that have appeared due to tectonic forces and prolonged glacier activity that have given way to very diverse climates and vegetation.
Cerro Castillo National Reserve
The melting of glaciers, which landed on this territory thousands of years ago, gives life to the trails and valleys that today make up this reserve.
Wall of Hands
With an extension of 35 meter, the Paredón de las Manos is a site of great tourist attraction, that allows us to approach the traces left by the Tehuelches.
General Carrera lake
Baptized as Chelenko, which means “turbulent waters,” in the Tehuelche language, this lake has a particular quality that gives it global recognition: the turquoise colour of its waters, that drain into Bertrand lake and then Baker river, the most abundant river in Chile.
Capillas de Mármol (Marble Chapels)
The natural monument “Capillas de Mármol” (Marble Chapels) at the Natural Sanctuary are a group of small islets and islands, mostly made of marble.
Jeinimeni Lake National Reserve
The access to Jeinimeni Lake National Reserve is located 65 kilometres south of the town of Chile Chico.
The great mass millenary ice that descends from Mount San Valentín, the highest mountain in Patagonia.
San Rafael Lagoon
San Rafael Lagoon is a proglacial lake linked to the sea by the River Témpanos. It measures approximately 15 kilometres long (north to south) and 10 kilometres wide (east to west), and has up to 200 meters of depth.
Campos de Hielo Norte (Northern Ice Fields) and Campos de Hielo Sur (Southern Ice Fields) are a great extension of glacier, of which around 85% belongs to Chilean territory, and the rest to Argentina.
Calluqueo Glacier is a beautiful and huge mass of millenary ice that descends through the west slope of San Lorenzo Mountain, becoming the main glacier of this mountain.
Confluence of the rivers Baker and Neff
A ground drop on the water course, of over 10 meters high, creates a huge waterfall and a sharp contrast between the turquoise waters of Baker River and the milky waters of Neff River.
From the mouth of Baker River, Caleta Tortel emerges as a beautiful and quaint town, full of magical stories of hard-working settlers and explorers.
O’Higgins Glacier is characterized by the purity of its ice fields, which contrast with the intense turquoise colour of the lake that contains it, which carries the same name.