Northern Patagonia attractions

Top Choice National Park in Northern Patagonia

Parque Nacional Patagonia

Dubbed as the Serengeti of the Southern Cone, the 690-sq-km Parque Nacional Patagonia features Patagonian steppe, forests, mountains, lakes and lagoons. Located 18km north of Cochrane, this new national park was an …
Top Choice Landmark in Puerto Bertrand & Río Baker

La Confluencia

Don't miss this dramatic viewpoint, where Chile's most powerful river, the Baker, froths into a broad, behemoth cascade before merging with the milkier, glacial-fed Río Nef in a swirling contrast of mint and electri…
Park in Northern Patagonia

Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael

Awesome and remote, this national park brings visitors face to face with the 30,000-year-old San Valentín glacier in Chile's Campo de Hielo Norte. Established in 1959, the 12,000-sq-km Unesco Biosphere Reserve is a …
National Park in Northern Patagonia

Parque Nacional Pumalín

Verdant and pristine, this 2889-sq-km park encompasses vast extensions of temperate rainforest, clear rivers and seascapes. A remarkable forest-conservation effort stretching from near Hornopirén to south of Chaitén…
National Park in Northern Patagonia

Parque Nacional Queulat

The 1540-sq-km Parque Nacional Queulat is a wild realm of rivers winding through forests thick with ferns and southern beech. When the sun is out it’s simply stunning, with steep-sided fjords flanked by creeping gla…
Park in Cochrane

Reserva Nacional Tamango

Boasting Chile’s largest population of endangered huemul deer, Reserva Nacional Tamango protects a 70-sq-km transition zone to the Patagonian steppe. Huemul are notoriously shy, but chances of sighting one are bette…
National Park in Northern Patagonia

Parque Nacional Cerro Castillo

Cerro Castillo's basalt spires are the crowning centerpiece of Parque Nacional Cerro Castillo, a sprawling 1800-sq-km park located 75km south of Coyhaique. It earned national park status only in 2017, though park in…
Landmark in Puerto Río Tranquilo

Capilla de Mármol

Well worth the detour, these sculpted geological formations are accessible by boat on Lago General Carrera. Trips in small motorized boats or kayaks only go out in calm boating conditions. If you're driving, continu…
Museum in Puerto Bertrand & Río Baker

Museo Pioneros del Baker

In a pioneer house, this adorable cultural museum packs in engaging details, from Patagonian sayings to pioneer relics and molds of animal tracks. It's all in Spanish. For the key, go to the caretaker's house out ba…
Viewpoint in Caleta Tortel

Mirador Cerro Vijía

Above El Rincón sector of Tortel, this three-hour round-trip hike offer views of the Baker estuary and canals.