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 Simpson – Río Aysén
(Español) Estos ríos recorren de extremo a extremo la zona de Coyhaique-Aysén, pasando desde la pampa a bosques mixtos para terminar en el fiordo.
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
The General Carrera Lake / Buenos Aires Lake is located in the Patagonia and it is shared by Chile and Argentina. The General Carrera Lake is the biggest lake of Chile and the second biggest in South America, after Titicaca lake.
Capilla de Mármol (Marble Chapel)
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 and measures approximately 15 kilometers long (north to south) and 10 kilometers wide (east to west) and has up to 200 meters of depth.
Northern Ice Fields and Southern Ice Fields are a great extension of a mass glacier, of which around 85% belongs to Chilean territory.
It 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 Nef
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 Nef 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.