Welcome to Coyhaique


For those fresh from the rainforest wilderness of northern Aisén, it can be a jarring relapse into the world of semi trucks and subdivisions. Rural workers come to join the timber or salmon industries and add to the growing urban mass.


Top experiences in Coyhaique

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $35.09

Image for

Coyhaique activities

$102 Outdoor Activities

Puerto Chacabuco to Coyhaique National Reserve Shore Excursion

We start our trip from Puerto Chacabuco and head towards Puerto Aysen, the second largest city in the Aysen region. We will then cross the Aysen River over the Presidente Ibañez Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Chile. Then we drive to the east, along the road that connects Puerto Aysén City and Coyhaique, one of the busiest routes in the region. Along this road we can see the banks of Rio Simpson, surrounded by an evergreen forest along with the beautiful waterfall, Cascada La Virgen.We also visit the Rio Simpson National Reserve museum and observe the flora and fauna. Then we will go to the Coyhaique National Reserve where you take a short walk on the shores of Laguna Verde.We share a delicious picnic with traditional food from the Patagonian region, enjoying a panoramic view of the city of Coyhaique.It is recommended to be prepared for unexpected changes in the weather. Bring rain gear and comfortable shoes for your walks and excursions. Protect yourself from the sun with sunglasses and sunscreen.

$180 Day Trips & Excursions

Marble Chapels at General Carrera Lake Full Day From Coyahique

Depart from Coyhaique very early in the morning to go 223 km. (140 miles) south on the Carretera Austral to the townof Puerto Tranquilo. Throughout the journey you will see beautiful forests of Coigue, Lenga, Ñire and Ciruelillo trees.You’ll pass through iconic landmarks as it is “Chiguay Lagoon”, “The stone of the Count” and the “Ibañez Portezuelo”which has the highest altitude of the whole Carretera Austral (1.000 meters a.s.l). Approaching the Ibañez River, themagnitude of the imposing “Cerro Castillo” will be appreciated and you will pass by the village of Cerro Castillo. All thisarea belongs to the National Park “Cerro Castillo”.Throughout this journey cross a wide valley once half covered by volcanic ash, known as “Bosque Muerto” or deadforest, traces of Hudson Volcano's eruption in 1991, nowadays you’ll notice how nature has given a second chance tothis place. The tour continues to descend through the valley of the Murta River which you may see covered up bycolored cloak in spring due to the local “Lupinus” up to where the General Carrera Lake is born.There will be stops on route to take photos. After about 3½ to 4 hours drive, you will reach Puerto Tranquilo for lunchin a local restaurant. In the afternoon, a short hop takes us to the shores of General Carrera Lake for the boat trip to“Marble Chapels” Sanctuary of Nature.This is a place of unique beauty, where wave action has polished the limestone to form really attractive caves.In the afternoon, return to Coyhaique with a stop in Cerro Castillo town to buy snacks if you desire.