Around General Carrera Lake7 days / 6 nights
November to April.
Day 1 Balmaceda – Coyhaique
(40 Km / 25 Miles)
It will take you 1:30 hrs to reach Coyhaique.
Day 2 Coyhaique – Chile Chico
(120 Km / 75 Miles)
Drive south on the Carretera Austral (Southern Highway) to get to Puerto Ibañez. A ferry will take you across the bi-national General Carrera Lake to Chile Chico.
Day 3 Chile Chico – Cochrane
(190 Km / 118 Miles)
Enjoy a splendid drive along the General Carrera Lake from Chile Chico to Cochrane.
Day 4 Cochrane
(320 Km / 199 Miles)
We suggest driving to the village of Tortel or explore the Tamango National Reserve or the Lago Cochrane National Reserve.
Day 5 Cochrane – General Carrera Lake
(70 Km / 44 Miles)
A short drive will take you back to the second largest lake in South America, General Carrera Lake.
Day 6 General Carrera Lake
(0 – 200 Km / 0 – 124 Miles)
Explore the surroundings by boating to the Catedral de Marmor (Cathedral of Marble) or participating in optional horseback riding or trekking trips.
Day 7 General Carrera Lake – Balmaceda
(210 Km / 130 Miles)
Drive back to the airport of Balmaceda.
End of tour.
Southern Chile Routes
- Between Araucarias & Alerce trees
- Chilean & Argentinean Lakes Region
- Forests and Fjords
- Around General Carrera Lake
- Torres del Paine National Park
- Patagonia: Pacific to the Atlantic
Lago General CarreraIt is the second largest lake in South America and is shared with Argentina (named "Buenos Aires").
Thanks to the Northern Ice Field, this zone has a surprising warm and sunny microclimate. The called Capilla de Mármol is an extraordinary formation bored by the turquoise lake water.