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Chaitén & Parque Pumalín

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Transportes Cordillera (Libertad 432) goes to Futaleufú daily at 3:15pm. Chaitur runs buses to Futaleufú (US$10, four hours) at 3:30pm daily except Sunday. Buses Palena (cnr Corcovado & Todesco) goes to Palena (US$9, 4½ hours) thrice weekly from the terminal. Buses Norte (731-390; Libertad 432) goes to Coyhaique (US$27, 12 hours) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am, stopping in La Junta (US$14, four hours) and Puyuhuapi (US$15). Chaitur goes to Coyhaique (US$27) at 9am daily except Saturday, and to Caleta Gonzalo (US$5, two hours) at 7am and 5pm daily. B y V Tour (Libertad 432) goes to Caleta Gonzalo daily.

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Boat

Ferry schedules change, so confirm them before making plans.

Catamaranes del Sur (731-199; Juan Todesco 118) Passenger-only ferries to Puerto Montt and Castro thrice weekly in summer.

Naviera Austral (731-272; www.navieraustral.cl in Spanish; Corcovado 266) Auto-passenger ferry Pincoya to Puerto Montt (US$31, 12 hours) four times a week. In summer only to Quellón, Chiloé (US$29, six hours) two times a week; and daily from Caleta Gonzalo in Parque Pumalín to Hornopirén (US$19), where buses depart for Puerto Montt.

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Air

AeroSur (731-228; cnr Pinto & Riveros) has an air-taxi to Puerto Montt (US$60, 45 minutes).

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Chaitén & Parque Pumalín